... the weather forecast is promising rain on most days so it's going to be another 'at home' week.
Entertainment & Socialising:
I haven't made any arrangements to meet up so will catch up with friends through phone calls.
Online Classes & Talks:
- Tuesday: a talk/exercise class combo led by Wayne Sleep
- Wednesday: Nutrition Club
- Thursday: Indian Cooking
- Friday: Nutrition Focus
the Tai Chi classes aren't on as the instructor is on holiday so I will continue with my daily practice using the practice video
Health and Fitness:
Daily: a 30 minute walk, 30 minutes of Tai Chi, and 20 minutes of knee strengthening exercises.
The extra for this week is the ballet type exercises in the Wayne Sleep class.
Home and Garden:
Home: I've started a month long decluttering challenge - to remove a minimum of 31 items from the house during August - and I still have some other mini decluttering projects in progress that I want to finish. I need to chase up the quotes for the photography equipment and also pack and post some of the collections of smaller items I've sold. The majority of the week will be dedicated to photographing items and placing adverts on eBay and Gumtree, and requesting quotes for other collections. I will also have a donation box for the charity shop so that I can find one item every day to meet my challenge total.
Garden: Apart from keeping up with the deadheading and watering as needed, there's not much to do in the garden except sit back and enjoy it ... so that's what I'll do. M has set me the task of choosing some taller plants to fill out the biggest flower bed and introduce some different shapes and height, but I won't be buying any more plants until next year.
Food: I'll be food shopping later this week, mostly for the fresh fruit and veg. The subject for discussion in the nutrition club on Wednesday is meal planning and I'm interested to pick up any tips I can. The meal planning is getting easier but I think there is room for improvement!
End of Lockdown Adventures:
but as it is the school holidays, all of these places are likely to be busy so I may need to rethink.
and finally, Hobbies:
Reading: I need to choose a new book
Italian: 15 - 20 minutes daily practice
Piano: 30 minutes daily practice
also spend some more time on the Family Tree, and fit in a couple of photo walks.