Today started rather later than usual - work up at 8:15am!! Mind you I had stayed up to watch a Channel 4 documentary on the shopworkers taking over the shop to help secure its future. The programme featured a local shop in Louth - if ME hadn't have reminded me to record it then their clever marketing flyer that I received last week might have done - notice the "As seen on tv"?
After breakfast etc I then popped round to see Jean and complete my 3rd RAK - I took her a fabric pack, a set of fabric and paper hexagons and one of yesterday's cakes. Whilst I am talking about cakes should say that Margaret was very pleased with hers last night - I told her that she was famous now and she blushed!! BEFORE Jean opened her gift she showed me her sewing room and declared that she was never buying fabric again - oops!! After she had opened it I apologised - and then got right royally told off - never say sorry for giving me fabric she said!!
Then it as home for lunch - by now the sun had come put and it was beginning to be too hot to sit I the conservatory (although it didn't stop me having a nap later in the afternoon!) and so I sat outside - putting the umbrella up for the first time this summer (carefully just in case a spider had taken up home over the winter!) whilst I was sat outside, and later when I mowed the lawn, I wondered about this patch by the side of the house - the large fuchsia bush provides shelter and privacy - but the area has become a bit of a dumping ground. Given that I cannot start to decorate the utility room until the freezer has gone (oh you will laugh when you see how tiny the space actually is) I am thinking that this area will become my next project. I have a plastic white seat not doing anything so with some tidying, pruning, cleaning and titivating there could be a nice spot created here for a cuppa in the morning. It would also start to make the front of the house look better. Bunting, cushions ...........
Now - back to the lawn. As I said I mowed it this afternoon and it has been a looooong time since it was mown - with all the rain we've had - so it was more like a bad hair cut but I have taken a picture so that those of us who are old enough to remember spot the ball can play "spot the stepping stones" Somewhere in this area of lawn are about 7 stepping stones that will need to be cut out!! If you want to play then print off this picture and place your crosses - I will dig them out and post a picture in a few days!!
Foodwise - today has been another good day and (I am whispering now you understand) the scales are looking remarkably good - fingers crossed for tomorrow!
Toothwatch - might have spoken too soon yesterday - had to take two sets of painkillers today. Much better than before, however - I was taking four sets on Saturday and Sunday!