Monday, 31 August 2020
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Saturday, 29 August 2020
|A is for apples|
|pointing to an A on the piano keyboard|
|an autograph - this is Eric Morecambe of Morecambe & Wise fame who signed twice because the pen ran out of ink|
|ancestors, part of Ced's family tree|
|the As on the die in a game of Word Yatzee|
|my mum's treasured apple glass|
|apple shaped glass paperweights|
I ventured out to post sympathy cards to my cousins and, as the postbox is over halfway to the canal, intended to carry on for a walk but it wasn't as warm as I was expecting so I shelved that idea for another day and hurried home to my snuggle blanket!
Friday, 28 August 2020
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
I placed another order for plants yesterday, some for immediate delivery, some to be despatched in September/October, and the rest for February/March next year. Once they are all received and planted I think it'll be a case of sitting back and seeing what it looks like. Some won't flower in their first year but I should still be able to get a good idea of whether changes and/or additions are needed.
It's supposed to a sunny day today so I'm hoping to get out of the house, maybe for a drive but more likely just for a walk ... anywhere is fine by me as it gives me a change of scene. Then this afternoon and early evening is set aside for phone calls with family and friends, and dotted through the day will be reading, language lessons, and piano playing ... I'm looking forward to it!
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Monday, 24 August 2020
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Saturday, 22 August 2020
Friday, 21 August 2020
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Monday, 17 August 2020
Sunday, 16 August 2020
- Weight: 1lb (and my weight now starts with a lower number 😊)
- Knee Strengthening (every day): ACHIEVED
- Exercise (2 days x 15 mins, 1 rest day): ACHIEVED, but half-heartedly. I struggled with the heat at the start of the week and also don't like the pattern so will return to exercising every other day but increase the number of minutes each session.
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Friday, 14 August 2020
Thursday, 13 August 2020
We'll start with the bad news. Well it's more disappointing than bad - the company has confirmed that the fruit trees, nut bush and blueberries will be an October - December delivery. This means that planting up the centre flower bed moves to the front of the line and the happy news is that I ordered some of the plants yesterday - quite a lot of what I want won't be available until the spring but we can at least make a start. The plants will be here within the next two weeks, hopefully. I can also go to a garden centre to see if they have any of the perennials that are on my list, ready for next Tuesday. I'm deliberately avoiding telling you the plant names and will do a garden update post when they are planted!
There is happy news on the car as well. It seems the problem is to do with a sensor on one of the tyres so they are getting that sorted for me and I will, hopefully, get the car back today. They have other work booked in so it depends on how long that takes, but I'm happy to wait.
The other bit of happy news is that I'll be seeing Joy and R today. It's only a flying visit and we won't really have time for a chat but it'll be lovely to see them and is very much the highlight of my day!
Once the 'When I've Gone' folder is done I will only have three things left on the huge to-do list I started a few years ago. The garden is one of those but the work has started so it could be ticked off really.
The photos were taken last night using my phone. I liked the light in the clouds!
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
I need to decide on the bulbs and also when to focus on sorting out all the pots but I think they are discussions that can wait until the planting is completed in September. For now, I'm just excited that work is starting on the first stage.
Monday, 10 August 2020
Sunday, 9 August 2020
- Weight: I stayed the same but think I know why. One of the things I'm trying to do is reduce the amount of sugar in my diet. I was getting on well and joined a Facebook group that offered support on that very issue but it proved to be a mistake for me. I was doing fine on my own and wasn't missing the sugar but after joining the group, every time I looked at Facebook there were constant reminders about it and within a few days I was craving the stuff and started making sweet snacks. So, I have left the group and will go it alone. Next week should be better!
- Knee Strengthening (every day): ACHIEVED
- Exercise (2 days x 15 mins, 1 rest day): ACHIEVED
Saturday, 8 August 2020
It's a quick post today, just to check in. I don't have anything interesting to say so will say nothing!
I won't be going out today so will keep myself out of mischief with reading, piano playing, family tree research, and probably watch a couple of films tonight.
I hope you all have a good day.
Friday, 7 August 2020
No 1. A favourite piece of jewelryNo 5. Something you have more than one ofNo 10. Something smaller than a paper clip
No 12. Something that holds your favourite beverage
No 14. Something with wheels
No 18. Something that can go in the water
No 19. A stone/rock/pebble with some colour in itAlt B. Something heavier than your shoe