It's been a day filled with shopping and catching up with a friend. I had to go to the Age UK office in Devizes so that they could check my DBS certification. This is to do with the befriending I'm hoping to do but it seems that the wheels of progress grind slowly and there is very little chance that this will get off the ground before Easter.
I'd collected my friend, L, on the way so we did a bit of shopping - I bought some Christmas cards ready for next year, reduced to £1 per pack - but really it was way too windy to want to be outside so we resisted the temptation to wander too far.
|taking a short cut through the Ginnel to get back to the car|
We decided to eat at the Bridge, which is in Horton (a village just outside Devizes) but arrived before their midday opening time so sat in the car having a good natter. Once they opened we sat by a roaring log fire with hot coffee and thawed out our noses and toes, before ordering our meals. I'm so glad we opted for the light bite meals as they were huge, so I dread to think about the amount of food served up for a full size portion!
On the way home we stopped off for food shopping in Morrisons, so the fridge and cupboard are filled and I will only need to shop again this month to buy fresh fruit and veg.
I arrived home to find the garden battered by the storm. It's not too bad in my garden, just the wheelie bins blown over and one of the climbing roses has been pulled away from its trellis. There's leaves and debris everywhere but no point trying to clear it up until the storm passes. My neighbour's garden seems to have more damage with lots of their bigger shrubs broken off and the honeysuckle that grows over the fence has snapped off low to the ground and is now laying in pieces across their patio.
I'm in for the night now so will snuggle up in the warm and either watch TV or make a start on a new book.
I hope it's not too bad where you are. Take care.