Thursday, 15 September 2022


 Morning, everyone.  It is way too dark at 5:45 to tell what the weather is going to be like yet.  Not that long ago, it was broad daylight by now.  Ho hum.  We had a very little rain yesterday but by the afternoon the sun was shining and it turned out to be absolutely beautiful.  Perfect for personal training.

First of all, Sharon, here's the info re the tree man.
Chris Buckley
07751 989367 or 01621 818192
Hope this helps.  Let me know if there's any contact problems and I can recheck the numbers.

Personal Training really was the only semi exciting thing I had on yesterday.  The rest of the day was home stuff.  I finished the cable section and am very happy with it; I ended up completely undoing it and I'm very glad I did.  Now it's the flower granny square section which I remember as being pretty easy and good fun to put together.
When it's finished, I will weigh what I have left to see if I could make another one.  The bumph says I should have plenty but tensions differ and some people can use a lot more than others to make the same thing.  If I have more than 50g of each colour left, it should be OK.
If not, I'll find something else multi coloured!

Of course, I watched the 'journey' from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall and what I missed because of PT, I caught up with later.  Bless them, my heart went out to them all.  All that pomp and ceremony and colour and sheer 'royalty': take that away and and at the heart there's a dear old lady and her grieving family.  Never have they seemed more 'human'.
(I know that's a silly thing to say but I don't know how to say it any other way)

Today is another gentle day.  Chris is coming over at nine today for our coffee and chat as she's going out later.  I have a basket of washing to get done and I want to look up some places in the Peaks - it is a week and a day until my next jolly up to the Peak District with Suzanne and we've started making some decisions about stuff now.
The longer range forecast looks OK at the moment - not warm but that's OK, I have layers!  If it rains - we get wet!

So - some planning today.  I also want to plan out some meals for next week, tidy the guest room as Suzanne is coming here next Thursday and spending the night here before we leave Friday afternoon (we can move in after four) and the Blue Room has a fair bit of clutter on the other bed.  It's a good chance to get the quilts swapped over too.  

Well, time to get moving, do a little bit of tidying up and get the day started.  It's nice to get things done good and early, isn't it?
Have a great day - do you have any nice plans?  Take care and stay safe and well.  xx


  1. Good morning, Joy! I don't think it is a silly thing to say. I was thinking exactly the same yesterday, but you expressed it far better than I could. I just heard on the news that the King will be having a day of rest today.
    I am looking forward to hearing about your trip to the Peak District, as it is somewhere I have my eye on to visit next year. Xx

    1. I'm very glad to read that - he must need it very much.
      I love the Peaks, I really do. xx

  2. Good morning Joy. You said exactly what I thought and my heart aches for them all.

  3. I loved the Peak District when I went. Can definitely recommend Haddon Hall, Eyam, and Dovedale if you are looking for ideas.

    I watched the journey to Westminster Hall yesterday. The pomp and ceremony was magnificent but my heart went out to all her family. It was a tough day for all of them. I'm glad that today will be a restful day for them. xx

    I'm going into town later to pick up a few bits of shopping, but that's about it.

    1. Already on the list. I think Haddon Hall is one of my most favourite places ever - it's so lovely and historical.
      Have a lovely shopping trip. xx

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    1. I thought I had answered this - sorry. I must have not clicked publish. I'm reading the new Cormoran Strike book by J K Rowling and really enjoying it. xx

  5. Yes, agreed, you put it very nicely about the Royal family. Years ago I used to live in the Peak District, looking forward to hearing about your trip
    Alison in Wales x

    1. Oh, you lucky thing you. Such a lovely place to live. Mind you, Wales must be too. xx

  6. The Queen, an icon, deserves this and more.

  7. Thank you very much for the information regarding the tree surgeon-much appreciated. Regards Sharon