In the garden ...
|I'm delighted that the burgundy clematis, which was moved from the back wall of the house and replanted against the side fence, has settled in and is now flowering|
|I didn't compensate for the bright sunshine, sorry! The rambling rose is flowering.|
|another allium ready to flower|
|the fuchsias are covered in buds|
Yesterday turned out to be a lovely day and my mood brightened as the day progressed. I met J for a long lunch and that was just the perfect medicine for both of us. We're hoping to meet again next week, probably for a coffee and a walk.
Today will be a bit quieter and for the most part, spent at home. It's the Nutrition class this morning and, if I've remembered correctly, it's a recap of some of the topics we've already covered. Then the Tesco delivery is scheduled to arrive between 11am and 1pm; I was going to shop in store but the list was getting so long I opted for a delivery instead as I tend to get a migraine if I stay in the big supermarkets for too long. That delivery will bring the rest of the ingredients for the new recipes so I can make a start on a new-to-me ragu sauce recipe as soon as it arrives - this recipe has lots of hidden veg to help with getting my 5 a day.
We were originally forecast for rain today but that has now changed, although there is still a thunder warning in place. If it does stay dry I'll be going out later this afternoon to try for some photos of birds; the swans at the marina have cygnets so that will be my first stop but it depends on being able to get in a good position without upsetting them in any way. If not I can try in BoA to see if the kingfisher or the heron are near the town bridge.
It's the final of The Great British Sewing Bee tonight, so that's a must watch - I'd really love Serena to win but I think that honour may go to Raph. I've surprised myself by enjoying Joe Lycett's humour in this series and I'm debating whether to get a ticket for his 2022 tour - I usually find him quite irritating so can't decide whether I could sit through a whole evening of his particular style of humour. Afterwards I'll watch the final episode of The Great British Photography Challenge on iPlayer to see which one of the contestants is declared as the winner. With only four episodes, it hasn't been going long enough to really get to know the competitors so I don't have a favourite and don't mind who wins.