Good morning to you all and happy Saturday! It's dull here but it's dry at the moment although it sounds as if it is going to be a very typical March day with gusty winds, rain and some sunny intervals. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous until early afternoon when rain started without much warning, I had to run out to bring in the washing from the line (nearly dry, thankfully) and it continued raining on and off for the rest of the day, interspersed with sunshine. It does sound as if today will be much the same. It's mild though - that's good.
The spam catcher seems to have worked overtime through the night - thirty eight items in the spam folder, five or six which were genuine comments but from a long time ago while the rest were the usual rubbish. I don't know whether they had been 'harvested' from posts from a long time ago; I used not to check the spam folder much at all so all sorts of rubbish could have been posted and just left there.
Anyway, the legit comments are now back where they should be while the others have been banished into oblivion.
Slimming World group was as good as ever it is yesterday. It's so lovely that loads of people are now staying for the second half. I've never quite understood why people pay to just be weighed and then go without accessing any of the other support available at group. I know a few are very short of time but not all. Anyway, those of us who stay really enjoy ourselves. It was the Couple of the Year award yesterday and the winning couple said, among other things, that they really enjoy the social side and feel they are among really good friends. That's so nice.
After breakfast, I popped to Morrisons to get some needed fruit and veg. Now I am well stocked up again although it was ironic that I won the raffle at group and this week it was a selection of veg and some foil roasting trays. I was well happy with that.
For the rest of the day I did some sorting, I got the ironing done and the clothes hung up to air as they were a bit damp from the rain and I watched some YouTube. Easy and quiet. The cleaners came, worked their magic and left again.
Today starts with an online SET class at half past eight. It's part of my Snippets package and I could do it as a recorded class later on but there's something about doing it live that is more motivating. Fingers crossed my connection holds today.
As long as the weather holds, I will do a bit more shed and a bit more bedroom cupboard sorting and then I am going to have an enjoyable day planning the week's meals and getting on with the crochet, etc. I must take what I have put together upstairs and lay it on my bed to see whether it is wide enough - I suspect it isn't but that really isn't a problem in any way, not with granny squares.
I've just remembered - there's one biggie that I really MUST do though and that is some online governors' child protection training. I'm not looking forward to it one but and have been putting it off but it has to be done. Ah, well!
Better get going. I need another coffee and I must do my Facebook stuff before getting dressed for SET. Have a lovely day, whatever is in your personal diary. xx
Sounds like another busy day for you. I had planned to frame the birth sampler I've made for my newest great-granddaughter but don't know whether I'll get round to it.ReplyDelete
I think it is funny how, sometimes, the day sounds really busy but it isn't really. I think this is one of those days.Delete
I hope you get the framing done. xx
One of my least favourite jobs was to deliver child protection training at the start if each new school year in August. The NQTs ( and sometimes experienced staff too) ended up in tears when we discussed the case studies. I did some safeguarding training online before Christmas for an organisation where I am a Trustee and it wasn’t very different to what I once delivered for children. Enjoy your day. CatrionaReplyDelete
It has to be done, doesn't it. It is a very important thing. xxDelete
Congratulations on the weight loss and winning the raffle.ReplyDelete
The child protection training is distressing in parts, or at least the course I did certainly was. It's so sad that it is even necessary, but the reality is that it is. I hope the online training you have to do goes well today.
I'm waiting in for friends to arrive. They phoned about an hour ago to say they were in the area (they live near Manchester) and had time to visit if I was in, so I'm waiting patiently for them to arrive. I haven't seen them in person (I'm not counting Zoom!) for about seven or eight years so it's going to be a day of catching up and probably a lot of reminiscing. xx
I've got to do it, that is the bottom line.Delete
Have a lovely day with your friends. xx
Sunny and breezy here but feels much more spring like than of late - hurrah!ReplyDelete
I need to do some baking but having just eaten a huge lunch I'm feeling a bit like I need a nap :)
Alison in Wales x
Nap first, baking second - that's what I always say. lolDelete
had snow, freezing rain and regular rain today!!ReplyDelete
That's a right mixture. Hopefully, tomorrow will be nicer. xxDelete
Rained most of today and the wind whipped up a storm. Fire's lit now and we're cosy in front of the TVReplyDelete
Yes, it was pretty windy here at times. Typical March weather, I guess and it's lovely to feel so cosy while the weather is rampaging outside, isn't it? xxDelete
I am finding the same thing with the spam folder. Lately I am finding posts from months ago.ReplyDelete
Sunny today, but more clouds, cold and snow arriving.
I dealt with more than fifty yesterday. I can only think they have improved whatever coding they use to identify spam. Fine by me; it doesn't take long to delete them and I'd rather they were there than on my blog, however far back they are.Delete
Hoping you don't have too much snow. xx
It must be fantastic to have those cleaners. Maybe I should check my spam folder, too.ReplyDelete
It's brilliant, Steph, it really is. I love it and try to never take it for granted.Delete
I think it might be worth checking. I do it every day now - there's usually something in this blog but rarely anything in the other blog.