They say time flies when you're having fun but I reckon time flies whatever I'm doing. This week it's been mainly unpacking boxes, then flattening them ready for the removal company man to come and pick them up. I'm giving him some of the 15 I bought and will keep the tattiest of the ones of his to use for the start of the new vegetable beds. The beds will have wooden edges (made from old scaffold boards that BiL has finished with) then the cardboard will be covered with soil, the theory is the cardboard kills the grass underneath and rots down over winter.....that's the plan although not exactly sure when it will happen.
Getting back in the swimming pool was good, only 4 people in the slow half of the pool so it was easy swimming round and round, I'm about a mile or 2 further away from Stradbroke Pool than I was before and actually nearer to the bigger pool at Stowmarket which is also run by the Everyone Active company, but it's much busier and I don't fancy trying it out.
Several people said they liked the bookshelves. I bought them not long after we moved to Clay Cottage as we had left fitted shelves at the smallholding. It took me ages to decide as they were a big expense from the Cotswold Company but with Colin in and out of hospital I choose some made of solid wood that came ready built. I've not regretted them. More recently I got a long chest of drawers in the same colours.....navy blue with oak tops.
Tonight it's The Eurovision Song contest - I shall half watch - like I've half watched for the last umpteen years since the UK have had no chance of winning. I'm sure we used to watch properly when Our Song actually got Douze Points occasionally.
Great excitement being able to walk round to the doctors to pick up my meds! Maybe Great Excitement is exaggerating a bit but it is the first time (not counting the year in Ipswich - which I don't count at all for anything) since 1992 that the doctors has been withing walking distance - instead of a car journey.
(Don't look at the weeds under the Silver Birch - it's just been too wet and cold to get out there)
This week I've been grateful for
- Seeing 3 out of 4 Grandchildren for a hour or two
- Getting the unpacking done
- Working out the pull out linen line - although the only thing I hung out was my swimming costume
- Making scones for the first time in 10 weeks
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm going to treat myself to my first coffee and cake out since sometime last year