Good morning, everyone. It'd rather lovely outsider right now. The sun is shining and I'm sitting, towel round me after my bath and not feeling the least bit cold. Great! Long may it last.
Yesterday was pretty busy, mostly with nice stuff. SET was good although it cut out during the tone part - I'll catch up with it on the Snippets page later.
Then I wasted a good hour getting in contact with Direct Line. All I wanted was to change my car insurance payments from monthly to annually after noticing how much I was paying for the privilege of monthly payments - borrowing (which is what it is, effectively) is so costly and, seeing as I can do an annual payment, why not? It was a bit frustrating and I wasn't able to complete the payment so I will try again today - it shouldn't take so long because now I have a link and a password.
Then Chris and I drove over to Longacres and had a lovely wander around the plants before heading to the café section. I had a rather tasty cheese and tomato toastie and a good black coffee and tried not to faint at the prices. I've had a wee rant over on the other blog so got it our of my system.
I didn't buy any plants because I decided I will come back next week and get some then - pansies and primulas, for example, to brighten everywhere up.
Chris came back to mine for another coffee and to continue our chatting for a while.
When Chris had gone, I decided to pop over to Matalan. Yes, I went yesterday but when I got home, I discovered that the blue one still had a security tag on. Why it hadn't raised the roof when (I walked out yesterday, I have no idea, but I had the receipts so that was OK. I walked in, brandishing the receipts and expecting am embarrassing moment as the alarm went off and everyone looked at me but no - silence. Phew, obviously a faulty thing. So that was OK and sorted.
Back at home, I gave the fridge a bit of a clear out because when I opened it earlier there was a bit of a whiff of something and that sort of pong doesn't go away. All done now. Then I sorted out my folder of manuals in the filing cabinet and managed to chuck some away. I probably need to sub-sort them but not today (or yesterday).
And that was that.
Today starts with group and then I'm going to Morrisons. I don't need to do a proper shop, that can wait till next week, but I do need a bit of fresh stuff. I'm quite pleased with the way the shopping has lasted me out and that I am slowly working through my supplies of this, that and the other. Good stuff.
The house is ready for the cleaners so I might do a bit more shed. That would be good.
I'd better go - I need to leave early for group and there's things to do. Take care and have a wonderful day. xx
So good to wake to sunshine - hope it lasts. Have a good dayReplyDelete
It's lasted so far and I have a load of washing out on the line. Lovely!Delete
You, too, Sue, have a great day. xx
Hope the scales have headed in the right direction! It's sunny here as well and it all feels very spring-like ... it's lovely.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a good time celebrating your birthdays yesterday. The prices are scary aren't they? xx
Very. Doing so much cooking from scratch, I know how little it would cost me to make that at home - but you go for the experience and the sociability, don't you?Delete
They have, thanks. Getting back there, slowly and steadily. xx
I can spend hours in Longacres, tempted to buy things I really don't need and have no room for.ReplyDelete
Eating out is always a shock to the purse, but nice to do once in a while - and birthdays only come once a year, after all x
It's a pleasant place, isn't it. Well worth a visit now and again. xxDelete
Doesn't it make such a difference to the day when the sun is shining. I woke up at 6am, but the sky was so light already that I though I had overslept and was wide awake immediately and out of bed before I even thought to look at the clock.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you didn't have that embarrassing moment of the alarms going off at Matalan, even when you know you're entirely innocent of something it's hard not to feel guilty isn't it. Phew!!
It really does make a huge difference although it is now pelting with rain. Oh, well, it was a very pleasant first half of the day.Delete
I have to admit, I was pretty relieved too. xx
Prices in cafes are rather high now aren't they? I'm doing that older person thing and saying things like " we're better off waiting until we get home - we can have a lovely coffee made our way for a third of the price ' :) but as jabblog says it is nice to have a treat now and againReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
Less than a third, to be honest, but it's a social thing, it's not just about the coffee, now nowadays with coffee machines, etc. xxDelete
Isn't it wonderful to be having warmer temps? We have had two lovely, warm days here after very cold temps earlier in the week. I'm ready for warmer temps to stay.ReplyDelete
Me too! It really is cheering and the plants love it too. Fantastic! xxDelete
I am loving the sunshine we have had the last few days. Our snow is slowly disappearing, but it will take some real heat to get rid of all of it.ReplyDelete
I guess you're right - those big banks of snow really hold the cold. Still, their time is nearly up and, in the meanwhile, there's sunshine to enjoy. xxDelete
It is lovely to feel the air getting that little bit warmer now. My washing is hung out to dry, and the windows are open. Long may it continue. XReplyDelete
Fingers crossed. It won't be long before nearly every day is like that - can't wait! xxDelete