Good morning, everyone. Another slightly dull start to the day but, unlike yesterday, it is supposed to be a gorgeously sunny day. I'll be happy with that.
Thanks very much to those of you who tested my email with a message. I've replied and it all seems to be in order with the address in the sidebar. Fingers crossed it doesn't become a two edged sword but I have been very fortunate with my lovely readers.
After a jolly good chat with Chris yesterday, I drove out to Black Notley to pick up Diane before heading to Cressing Temple Barns where we had a most delicious lunch of smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches with a side salad. Really fresh, made to order and so satisfying. Then we wandered across to the walled Elizathethan garden where we sat and talked the hind leg off a donkey.
We've decided that a Scandi cruise of some kind would be really nice and next Thursday Diane is coming to me first thing and I'll drive into town so we can go to the co-op travel agent That's what she has done in the past and she said they are really helpful and informative. So, maybe, this time next week, we will have settled something.
Today, being Friday, is Slimming World to start with, followed by my lovely cleaners coming a bit earlier than usual. That is fortuitous because later on Sharon comes to sort out my mop of hair. In between times I have two more tomato plants to get out and I will definitely move a couple of others over to t'other side to give them all a bit more breathing space. Then I think I am all set up.
The little cucumbers have settled nicely and started growing too.
Have a great day, everyone. Take care, enjoy the sunshine and stay well and happy. xx
A Scandi cruise sounds good. How are you with cold temperatures? I am thinking Hurtigruten Cruises/Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis/sleigh rides/reindeers etc., which would mean February/March though.ReplyDelete
We're thinking Autumn so views, etc, but no cold. Maybe, in the future . . . xxDelete
How exciting to have something special to look forward to. I think half the pleasure is in the decision-making xReplyDelete
That's exactly what Diane and I said. All the planning, preparation and anticipation is a very real part of the whole thing. xxDelete
A Scandi cruise sounds brilliant, isn't it exciting planning a break. :-)ReplyDelete
It really is. Mind you, it will be a long time coming. We're thinking Autumn 2024! :-)Delete
Ooh, liking the sound of a Scandi cruise!ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
Me too - doesn't it sound exciting! xxDelete
Love Cressing Temple Barns went there a lot when I lived in Billericay. We've been having glorious sunny days here, too hot on some! And sounds like a lovely holiday to look forward to.ReplyDelete
It's a really lovely place, I think. The Elizabethan garden appeals to me, in particular. There is such a sense of peace. xxDelete
A cruise sounds like fun! I’ve never been on one myself, but maybe someday. 😊ReplyDelete
I don't really have a 'bucket list' as such but, if I did, it would be on it. xxDelete
We need to get going on our Alaska cruise really soon. Hopefully next week we can make a trip to the travel agents.ReplyDelete
Our day started off foggy and drizzling, but now is sunny and really warm.
How very exciting. Enjoy the trip.Delete
Really fine days can often start off a bit misty, can't they?
How exciting! I must admit that a cruise isn't something I'd want to do. Please do some research before booking! My walking friend just had her Austria/Switzerland River Cruise cancelled two days before she was due to leave. I think it's mainly a company used by Americans by it's called Vantage Cruises and there have been a lot of problems with it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this. Insurance and compensation is definitely something we would want to consider, for sure. I'm really sorry your friend has had such a disappointment.Delete
A Scandi cruise sounds wonderful especially in Autumn. The views across the landscape are said to be breathtaking. How lovely!ReplyDelete
Mum and Dad went on one - something about exploring the fjords, I think. It wasn't usually their thing but they said it was amazing, especially those views. xxDelete