Saturday 17th September
|260/365: the cyclamens are in flower|
It felt very autumnal yesterday morning. I woke in the night feeling cold and had to add another blanket ... it's definitely time to put the summer bedding away and pull out the warmer bedding. It was a bright sunny day but there was little warmth in the sun and the chilly breeze did nothing to raise the temperature. It was only 18ºc in the living room first thing but it did warm up as the day progressed and it turned out to be a lovely day.
However, it was still cold when M arrived so we only did a speedy review of the garden and played around with a few ideas next year. I wasn't planning to do any of the new planting until next year but M (being the bad influence she is! 😂) would like to get the new roses in as soon as possible so I will speak to S over the weekend and see when he is thinking of doing the work, as one of the roses is destined for one of the new planters. I'll leave the rest of the garden info until I write my garden update post next week.
I contacted a different local U3A, this one is in Westbury which is about 7 miles away. It doesn't have an Italian language group but does have an interesting history and archaeology group which I'm very interested in joining. They also have a photography group that isn't meeting at present and a book club that meets monthly on a Monday afternoon. It's quite a small organisation so group sizes tend to be small, which I'd prefer, so I've written to the membership secretary and if I get the answers I'm hoping for I will be joining them. I also managed to make most of my appointments ... no luck with the GP obviously but I'll try again next week.
H will definitely be here today. She ran out of time yesterday so stayed an extra night at her Mum's home and will be coming to see me before she drives home. She hasn't given a time but I'm not planning to go out and will just potter until she gets here.