Friday, 11 June 2021

Friday

 In the garden ...


The parcel arrived as promised yesterday morning so that's now been wrapped ready to pass on to E next time I see her. I made a start on sorting the music books but my heart wasn't in it so I gave up after an hour or so. I'm putting that down to a bad night's sleep and a complete lack of energy for most of yesterday. 

I had a couple of naps during the morning which was just as well as the one thing I did forget was that L and P might be calling in. They'd actually changed their plans so, instead of a flying visit, arrived early enough to go out for a late lunch. L looked much better than she has for a long time, which was so good to see. They continued their journey around five o'clock so it was a bit too late to think about the art trail and to be honest, I was too tired. They'll be back this way in a couple of weeks so, all being well, we will meet up again then.

The Afghani chicken recipe from the Indian cookery class has been squeezed into next week's meal plan. It looked delicious ... the recipe photo doesn't do it justice! It's a spicy coating so a 'dry' chicken rather than a gravy/sauce, which makes a pleasant change and will make a lovely dish for a picnic. That's the plan anyway.

Today, it's the nutrition focus this afternoon for an hour but the rest of the day is pretty much free to do whatever I fancy, which happens to be reading in the garden and taking some photographs, and then a walk down to the church later in the afternoon.

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  1. So nice that you went out for a late lunch and that would have been a lovely surprise for you. Enjoy a relaxing day today.

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    1. It was a lovely surprise and so much better than the quick chat we'd originally planned. I'm busy doing nothing today, which is great. I hope you have a lovely day too xx

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  2. Fun, joy, connection all those things L&P's visit brought to you with their surprise visit. Your garden is looking like it is bursting with colour & blooms. Happy weekend.

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    1. Another couple of weeks and it will really shine - there's plenty of plants in bud and the two climbing roses are waking up as well.

      Their visit came at just the right time and cheered me up.

      Happy weekend to both of you too xx

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  3. Your garden is looking good!

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  4. Your garden is lovely! The pots work so well there. Celie

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    1. Thanks Celia, I'm pleased with it so far.

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  5. The garden is coming along nicely, isn't it? It's transitioning nicely from spring to summer; looking forwards to pictures of it when all the buds are in bloom!

    So glad you were able to go out to lunch with your friends. I'm sure you'll be able to take in the art trail on another day.

    Glad too that you liked the recipe for Afghani chicken and will include that in next week's menu. I looked up one of the recipes and it does sound delicious.

    I hope you are having a relaxing day and a lovely start to your weekend.

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    1. It is starting to look good. It's fun to see the reality of what I'd imagined!

      I have plenty of time to see the art trail so I'm not worried about missing it yesterday.

      I'll let you know how I get on with the Afghani Chicken. It's a very easy recipe so it will be a good addition to my meal choices if I like it. I can't see any reason why I wouldn't like it!

      I've had quite a lazy day today but it's been good. Tomorrow is housework because I changed my routine round!

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