Old Style Daily Sunday 01 May 2022
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Good morning folks.
Yesterday had a great start with a drive down to meet the lovely Camelot for breakfast, full west coast fare though we both didn't want black pudding. It's got a weird texture. As we were leaving the rain was starting to spit and spot. Driving home was the most energetic I got all day.
Once back I did a little light pottering before settling down to do some knitting. I used the Olympic diver's hat pattern which only has 38 rows to it. The original wool is really good, this time I used a Rowan substitute which knitted up tighter though still fine. Annoyingly I had to start a new ball with only five rows and sewing up to do (oh, and the dreaded pom-pom). I'm not too keen on pom-poms but they do finish off a hat.
Last night the heavy rain started, it's poured all night and it's still miserable, grey and very wet outside so I have no idea what I'll be doing today.
I hope that everyone is doing OK and that Ruby's and Nelski's DMs are improving. Happy Sunday to all.
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My little bus ride saw me coming home with 18 small Geraniums. And in such healthy condition too. The price has increased from last year (same as everything else!) but 18 plants for £8.25 is still decent value in my eyes. The sun was still shining when I got home so I potted most of them up straight away. Then the dratted nithering wind got up again so the job stopped with still 6 to put in a pot at the front. I can't do with being cold. I may go back again next Saturday for some Busy Lizzie for the front border.
DD texted at lunch time to see if the 2 youngest DGDs could sleep over and they appeared about 2 hours later! They are still asleep at the minute so I am creeping about quietly. We all had a late night last night. "Margot" is getting picked up mid morning for her weekly train trip to Leeds for her tuition at Renaissance. So a substantial late breakfast before she goes. No idea how long youngest is here for.
Have a good day folks if you can and ((HUGS)) for our poorlies, poorly loved ones or just fed up. Take care one and all be safe xx
It's a no to black pudding from me too - though apparently little one likes it.
Started raining here at teatime yesterday and was pouring when I went to bed. Quite dull at the minute.
I've had a nice chat to DD in Germany before I got up - she is going to pole practise this morning.
I've got the boxes ready to pack her books into - I've made them into double boxes so they're nice and strong. Will get them packed and weighed and measured this morning then she can organise UPS to pick them up.
Going down to sit with dad while mam is at church then might walk along to Homebase to see if they have plants reduced to clear.
Then, as far as I know, a quiet afternoon with my paper and some pottering in the garden.
Hope everyone has a good day. Take care x
Lovely catch up with Gers yesterday, I don't mind black pudding but it gives me heartburn and isn't good for the healthy eating plan! It was sunny when I left but raining when I got back, doesn't seem to have stopped all night but it's definitely lighter rain. We're not used to it, must have been about 3 weeks since we had proper rain.
I didn't do much when I got back, finished a book and generally lazed about. One bathroom cleaned this morning, I'll do the other in a minute. Fire to clean out then some shopping to do but not much needed.
Good bargain with your plants TA.
Hope the Mums are settled.
Have a peaceful Sunday, take care. XX
Copious cups of tea drunk, caught up with some beautiful videos and place the order for Wednesday's shop and well as having a naughty breakfast of Cashew butter on GF toast. I really could go back to sleep, but that would be a waste of a day, so will plod on.
Gers thank you for the new thread, your breakfast meet up with Camelot sounds great.
Izzy good idea you taking it easy over the BH, you are always on the go.
TA those plants sound ace, great prices. Everything is so expensive here and with the price of fuel being so high I keep holding off going anywhere like the Bee and queue 9 miles away, (poor bus service)
dp1 enjoy your paper and pottering, yesterday's papers here to be read and must dig out a new book, I lent OH mine and need to wait for him to finish it - no lack of alternatives though I can see 15 bios and fiction just from where I am sat.
This is the guilty one! Sorry it is huge, cannot seem to resize it here.
Lost 2lbs at FC. Went to see DMum and took her out for lunch and a wander around her local market town. Then we went to see DSis and BIL, so a full on day. Felt pooped when we got home at 9.30pm. French doors had been left unlocked all day - DH again - I mean come on!
Today DH will continue with some DIY and I have the food shop to plan, plus I need some bedding plants and compost. I think I got the better deal. Roast chicken for dinner later.
Well done on the table sale Florence, that's a good amount.
Aw Maddie, look at her little face - butter wouldn't melt!
Have a good day everyone
Just a quick one to say I have covid. So has Steve, after all those months of being careful. I had a very high temperature on Friday, lower yesterday a d normal today, just tired and achy now. Steve's not too bad but the hospital have referred him for anti-viral treatment just in case.
I'll be back in a couple of days.