The farmer has gone walking today with his walking group so I am here alone with Tess. One advantage of this is that I can cook myself something for lunch which the farmer doesn't like.
Today it is undyed smoked haddock which I am just about to put into the Aga in a drop of milk and cook for a short time. Then I shall put it on a plate and smother it in butter - pure indulgence for me. I love smoked fish but the farmer is not a lover of smoked food at all. After I have eaten it I shall open the kitchen window wide so that when he returns he doesn't have to have smoked haddock second hand.
For the first day for almost a fortnight the sun is not shining. We awoke to fog; that has gone but a light rain keeps falling and the barometer is going back quite quickly. Well, we shouldn't complain after a lovely spell of warm weather - let's all hope it returns before too long.
I have also just completed my supermarket order on line for Tuesday delivery. I have been doing this for about six weeks now. At first I got in a real muddle (egg custard tarts came as scotch eggs the first week and tinned custard the next week - but I have cracked it now (no pun intended)). If you are one of those people who like to wander round the place looking at what is on offer and pushing your trolley up and down the aisles then fine - but I only go out of necessity and now I have planned my order-on-line I am loving it.
So - lovely lunch, lovely walk round the fields with Tess, lovely read for an hour and then the farmer will be back. Enjoy your Sunday whatever you are doing.