Morning, everyone. It's bright and early, the sun is shining and it's going to be great!
Thursday's garden happy - my cup definitely is full and running over and my tomato collection is complete.
Good old B&Q.
As you can see, I also got pots but there were no tomato collars so I have ordered some and they should arrive on Tuesday. Until then, the Sungolds can just sit in that box. They won't hurt.
I was impressed with Longacres. The plants are obviously well watered, they've extended and built covers so one can meander in wet weather, etc, and it looked clean, neat, thriving and happy. Excellent.
For a while I have been waking up feeling a rather stiff and uncomfortable. My mattress is pretty old now and I have been umming and ahing about replacing and doing a bit of research. If I have learned anything about mattresses it's that you gets what you pays for (to a considerable degree). When Mum and Dad stayed here often, they bought a couple of mattresses - beds, in fact, not just the mattresses, the price of which made my eyes water, but there's no doubt that they are a joy to sleep on. And yes, I could have just swapped mattresses around but that didn't feel 'right'. They were bought for the blue room and will stay in the blue room.
So I ordered a Hypnos mattress - they are the mattresses that the Premier Inn uses and they are so very comfortable.
The email was to say it was being delivered tomorrow (today now) so, as they are taking away my old mattress, I set to and stripped my bed, washed the valence and the mattress protector, etc, got the old mattress downstairs (and a right shabby old thing it is too) so now it's all ready for them to take the new mattress up and put it on the base and to take the old one away for proper disposal.
I slept in the blue room last night and had a wonderful sleep with no stiffness.
Does anyone else get excited at the thought of a new mattress or is it just me?
Today has turned from a day of leisure with coffee and chat segueing gently into a nice swim to a day when stuff is happening.
First up is the weekly chat with my lovely friend, Chris. She's coming to me this week and I won't be ashamed to sit out in the garden with her, now it's been sorted out and is looking presentable.
I got another email yesterday, from Matt the Plumber - could he come at twelve to give my boiler, etc., its annual service? I wasn't going to say no, was I? It'll be good to get that done.
If the mattress men come early in the twelve to four time slot, I can pop off to the gym for a swim in the afternoon. If they don't, I can't. No problem. There's stuff to do in the garden now I have the pots; Julia's tomatoes need potting up just a bit and the Salvia and three Sweet Williams (I love Sweet Williams, they remind me of my Mum and Dad) to get into the middle bed.
It's all just a bit vague but that's perfectly OK, I'm good at doing vague. I've tidied up a few corners before Chris comes, I've done the food shopping, there's a bit of washing and ironing but not much and there's little point doing any cleaning because my lovely cleaners will be here tomorrow - no point creating work for myself!
I have Sewing Bee to catch up on as I just couldn't stay awake last night and there's always something to read in this house. I won't be bored.
Hoping you are all well and enjoying this spell of fine weather. Isn't it lovely? Take care and have a very happy day. xx