Saturday, 15 July 2017

Busy day

 At present that is the kind of day I like.   This morning Tess and I went into town to buy a Guardian and then called on the way back for a walk down her favourite lane.   We met a Labrador and a Spaniel, so she had two doggie chats too.

I just had time for a quick read of The Guardian before I made a quick lunch (yesterday's leftover new potatoes and sweet potatoes fried in a little bit of butter and then an egg added to the pan (ages since I ate a fried egg so I enjoyed it).

I have just tuned my ukulele ready for the off as friend W is calling this afternoon to give me a lift to ukulele practice and then straight after that friend J is joining us en route for The Golden Wedding Celebration of T and E - hopefully drinks and nibbles in their garden.   At the moment the rain is holding off but it doesn't look too promising - but at least it is warm.

Saturdays and Sundays are always the very worst days of the week because families are doing things together and that makes it hard when one lives alone.

But today is a full one and tomorrow it is our usual lunch out - five of us this week so we shalln't go hungry!


16 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Hot here today, and later I will have my first swim for over a week. I'm just off to the airport (I seem to be saying that rather a lot). Enjoy your weekend.

Heather said...

That sounds like a good weekend. Hope the weather behaves for you all and that you have a good time with your friends.

Granny Sue said...

I found that being busy was the best way to keep my mind from dwelling on sadness. Your day sounds full and fun, Pat. And ukelele lessons! You give me hope that maybe I am not yet too old to learn to play an instrument.

Tom Stephenson said...

H.I.'s model for the next Summer School plays the uke.

Rachel said...

I am a little surprised that you notice what day of the week it is. Now that I am not working I never have much of a clue what day it is and all my days are the same. Weekends are non events for me.

Mac n' Janet said...

Your ukulele playing sounds like such fun, what a wonderful group of friends you have.

Minigranny said...

Glad to hear you are keeping busy and enjoying all those lovely meals out. We have been zonked all week after a trip up to Yorkshire for a re-union dinner at The Spa Hotel in Ripon and then visiting friend and relations. Lovely to be up North again.

donna baker said...

Sounds like lots of enjoyment for me. I wouldn't be happy with all the rain, but if you're used to it, wonderful. I have a tuner on my ukulele and it is amazing how often you have to tune it. Perhaps a more expensive model wouldn't have to be tuned as often.

Gwil W said...

On the quiet days you can recharge your batteries. Currently I find watching Tour de France very interesting. Lots of lovely scenery and old buildings seen from helicopter perspective.

Derek Faulkner said...

Funnily enough I went to the local village fair today and in the church alongside, which is grandly known as Minster Abbey, were playing the Abbey Ukelele Players. I agree with Rachel, since retiring 11 years ago, every day is the same to me regardless of weekends or Bank Holidays.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Enjoy your meal tomorrow and have a good evening tonight

Rosie said...

Many chefs when asked what is their favourite dish when cooking for themselves say a perfect fried egg.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Does Tess read The Guardian too? I guess there's a dog supplement on Saturdays with articles on bones, Rin Tin Tin, the joys of backside sniffing etcetera.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Haven't taught her to read yet YP!
Rosie I am ashamed to say that I like my fried eggs fried on both sides so that they end
up like a piece of leather.
The rain held off for the Golden Wedding Party - in fact the sun came out and it was very pleasant.

Librarian said...

It rained here until mid-afternoon but was rather warm all day. We met for a family dinner at the Black-A-Moor pub just outside Ripon, it was very nice!
Glad you had such a good day, and the Golden Wedding celebration was not stopped by rain.
My husband died on a Thursday; I had the Friday off to make arrangements and went back to work on Monday - because I wanted it that way. Like you, I found being busy helped.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you everyone - you are keeping me going between you!