I have had a much busier day today and it has been very much easier. So that seems to be the answer - keep busy.
Winter has returned and there is a cold North wind blowing. In spite of this Derek, my new-found gardener, has been and has done a couple of hours emptying pots and filling them with small pansies (violas) in shades of pink, lilac and purple. They really do look very pretty. He spent the rest of his two hours doing other tidying up jobs and I feel much better about how things look.
,We met for coffee and scones as usual this morning and then, after a rather rushed lunch, I had to go to the physiotherapist. I started out a quarter of an hour early and Tess and I went for a walk down a pretty lane, where Tess had a thousand smells.
Now we are back, my dinner (cottage pie and Mediterranean roasted vegetables) is in the oven and I am catching up on a few blogs.
Tomorrow is another busy day - I hope it will be a bit warmer.