I didn't really think through the timing for all the errands yesterday. It was too busy for me - I should have waited and gone out later, probably after lunch, when I think it would have been much quieter. It was also too hot to be outside, but I did get the parcel in the post, filled up with petrol, and made an appointment for the car service! The shopping isn't that urgent and can wait.
The patio is in full sun all afternoon so I spent a bit of time out there moving the empty pots round, but gave up on planting any of the bulbs. Instead, I pottered about in the garage listing items for auction, made the next pile of things to take to the recycling yard when I can book a slot, and carried on tidying the end where all the garden stuff is kept. There's not much more to do out there now. Later on it cooled down enough to be bearable so I got as far as getting a layer of compost in all ten pots and planted one pack of bulbs in the corner of the centre bed. I would have got more done but my neighbour called over to show me the note she'd received from D advising that she needs to work closer to home so is unable to continue maintaining my neighbour's garden ... so we're both looking for a replacement gardener.
I hope to finish off the bulbs this evening, waiting for it to be cooler. I don't have a busy day planned but need to make a couple of important phone calls, so achieving anything else is dependent on getting those done first. Once they're done I can carry on with photographing some more of the auction stuff and then settle down to read in the cool of the living room.