Meanwhile I'm going to be shopping even less than I have been after next Friday because I find wearing a mask very claustrophobic (Wow I got the right spelling first time!). For the last 4 months I've been once a fortnight to either Asda or Morrisons and then a quick trip to the local Co-op in between. I've not been in any town centre shops and other than food shops have only been in the bank, post office, farm shop and local hardware shop. Far from encouraging me to rush out to all the other shops in Stowmarket or Diss the mask wearing will make me visit less - no help to the economy at all!
A mixed weather week but OK for getting some grass cut and weeding done. Wednesday evening was positively chilly and when I got up Thursday morning I found the boiler running - not good for mid July and then Friday the temperature suddenly shot up to the high 70s. I haven't been far all week again, just local Co-op, Farm shop and Post Office where I sent another parcel of books off to Music Magpie. Not a lot earned but better than nothing.
The Runner bean seeds sown late on July 1st have now been planted out and the Basil cuttings which had rooted really well in their modules have been put in bigger pots. 6 very healthy plants from that £1 pot from Morrisons and all the remaining leaves were used fresh and or dried in the microwave.
The eating local carried on with the rest of the bacon and egg pie with home made potato salad and my own cucumber and beetroot. Still honey on toast for breakfast. Cheese and tomato sandwich for lunch with beetroot.
This week I'm grateful for
- Locally produced food
- Lots of veg. from the garden
- Time to get back to the cross stitch
I hope you have good plans for the weekend.
If the weather is fine I shall have a socially distanced coffee with Col's sister today and the car boot sale tomorrow............ MUST get up earlier, although the forecast says rain first thing. I need to look for a rolling pin and palette knife as I'm making things with terracotta coloured air-drying clay (More hamper gifts so I won't be putting the photo up until December 26th!) and I don't want my good kitchen tools stained or spoiled.
Otherwise I'll be reading, cross stitching and probably a bit more grass cutting - the only way to keep up with it is to do some almost everyday.