Suddenly bursting into colour!
Morning, everyone. The sun is shining and I have a nice, active morning followed by a lazy afternoon. What a pleasant way to spend a Saturday, eh?
But first, yesterday.
Weigh in at Slimming World was a bit of a disaster with a gain and I know exactly why. Totally my own fault, most of it will be very temporary and it's given me renewed determination. As I said over on the other blog a few days ago, I'm in my 'happy place' anyway, a specific target is just that - a target to aim for, not the be-all and end-all of life.
Group was really good with lots of laughter, as always, and some very helpful advice. I so enjoy going.
First thing, before SW, I had stripped my bed, washed the bedding and got it out on the line so, when I was home again after group, I brought it all in and finished off all the ironing so I have an empty basket which is always nice.
Beth turned up and we went down to the Hare at Roxwell. It used to be a favourite place but the service went a bit downhill. However, it is under new management now so we gave it a go and the service is back to how it used to be which is great. And they still do the smaller plate meals too, which is great.
We had a great old head to head about all sorts of stuff (including next Christmas) that carried on when we got home and I made us coffee.
We'll definitely be having a family 'Christmas' the weekend before although Beth agreed that a Christmas cake isn't all the necessary this year. I will have to think of another way to celebrate Mum's birthday, I guess. Maybe make up and freeze the not-sausage rolls that she always made and have become a real part of Christmas traditions.
(and all the money I will be saving can go into the holiday savings pot)
We also chatted about the Monday to Friday holiday we are having at Center Parcs in October, sorting out a few organisational things. I know it's several months ahead yet but it is all part of the fun, isn't it?
This morning, I have an online SET class in less than two hours and an hour after that I'm meeting the group at Writtle car park for a nice walk around the village in the sunshine. It's not a particularly long walk, David said, but that's OK, it is as much about the chat as it is about the walking.
Back home again after that, I plan to have lunch and then have a comfortable and easy afternoon. We have no forecast of stormy weather here but it will be hot (up to 28C) so I think a sit out in the shade of the garden with the latest Marion Todd book that has just landed in my Kindle and the SW recipe book I got free with a six week countdown. Basically, you pay for five weeks and get one week free and sometimes there's a new recipe book out that comes as a freebie. This one is all about traybakes and I have already seen several I really want to try.
I've just remembered, I need to bake another loaf. It's warm so rising and proving is not going to be a problem so I can start it when I get home, it will be baked by the evening and ready to slice and freeze tomorrow morning - all good.
And I think I ought to get my big fan out of the garage for my bedroom overnight - just in case it is needed.
So that is my day and it should be good. How about you? I think it is about time to say 'stay cool and hydrated' rather than 'stay warm' or 'be safe'. So enjoy the sun but drink plenty of water. xx
To finish off - look what I found. Very blurred, sorry, but eeeeek - exciting. I love a baby tomato!