Saturday 13th August
It's becoming repetitive with the hot dry days sapping my energy resulting in me doing very little. It looks like today will be the same with temperatures reaching 33°c ... I'm not looking forward to it!
Yesterday's Zoom session was a riot and I haven't laughed so much in ages, all down to PW. He hasn't joined in for the last year or so and spent most of the session recounting his adventures ... he's the sort of person that things just happen to and he gets himself into all sorts of scrapes but somehow comes out the other side smiling and (usually) unhurt. He's probably the most intelligent of all of us but he has absolutely no common sense and is way too trusting for his own good, which is why he is currently without transport as he apparently loaned his car to a complete stranger and of course has never seen it again! I think he'd drive me mad if I saw him on a daily basis but he's an excellent story teller and it's impossible to get annoyed with him.
M called in for a flying visit last night. She took four of my coloured pots last time she was here and has potted up some red geranium cuttings for me. These are for the side bed behind the garage where the red rose is and the idea is to add some much needed colour to a flower bed that's a bit lacking on the colour front. These are just to give me an idea of what it could that area could look like, adding colour from both the pots and the geraniums and moving them around to fill gaps as necessary. I like the idea so far.
I think I've sorted out the gas and electric contract but haven't finalised it yet. I'm following the advice on Martin Lewis' website, Money Saving Expert, but am waiting for his end of August update before I sign on the dotted line. I doubt it will change but, ever the optimist, I will wait to read his advice. I've also tweaked my budget in anticipation of price increases. I know we're all in the same boat and that compared to many I am very fortunate as I will be able to manage without getting myself into debt, but I will need to reassess some of my plans for next year and I'll have to accept that it's going to take me longer to save up for things. Sigh!
The highlight of today will be choosing a new book to read ... I love that little bubble of excitement I get when I turn to the first page and start reading!