- Before I forget, hello to some new followers - welcome hope you enjoy hearing about life in Suffolk.
- How strange it is that a blog post about a knitting book suddenly had more page views than anything else this month - I'm glad it gave an idea for a gift for knitters. Thank you to Thelma who mentioned a book called The Golden Thread which is a history of sewing - I've ordered it from the library. (I'm not much good at sewing either) Hello also to Leslie who's been reading the blog from the beginning - goodness me that's a long read - especially if you went back to the start of the old blog in 2013!
- Storm Ciara hit Suffolk last Sunday, the same as almost everywhere else in the country, but thankfully without the massive rainfall. I stayed at home expecting the electric to go off - but it didn't, which was a surprise. This was the damage here, very annoying as it has broken my almost new willow roll fencing in half and now the bits don't reach the posts - a bodge job will be needed to mend it - I need some long cable ties.
- Then on Wednesday night a small half-dead tree covered with ivy came down, part blocking the footpath gate onto the meadow. I've contacted County Council Rights of Way although BiL will sort it in due course if I ask him nicely and if the council don't get around to it.
I took the loppers out and cut off some thin bits so that people can get round it to the gate. I'm glad the tree wasn't taller or it would have landed on another bit of the willow-roll fencing. It's sometimes quite a responsibility owning land, trees etc etc
- Earlier in the week swimming was good and not too busy, schools half term next week so just the one hour over 50's sessions available (unless I can get there before 9am - unlikely at this time of the year) and they are only twice in the week. Might be very busy.
- There was a few hours of dry and not too windy weather one day, giving just enough time to clear and fork over the place where the potatoes will go and cut back a couple of shrubs.
- Shopping in Stowmarket and a tour round the charity shops of course and at last I've found a coat to replace the last charity shop coat which I bought quite a few years ago. Found it in a coat sale at the Hospice charity shop for just £3 (it looks better than the photo makes it look!)
- Another weekend at home is planned due to the next storm - Dennis - which is going to arrive and hang around for a couple of days. Dennis is a name for boys that hasn't come back yet, no doubt it will sometime.
This week I'm Grateful for
- Being close enough to part of the family to help out in an emergency ( I'd love to be close enough to all of them but would need to split myself into 3!)
- My home to stay inside, out of the rough weather .
- Double Choc Mocha Frothy Coffee!
Hope everyone has a good weekend