Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Wednesday

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No post yesterday because I had a busy day.   In the morning we had our usual coffee morning and then after lunch I had to have a good ukulele practice because in the evening I was playing with a larger group.   And I really enjoyed the experience.  It certainly kept me on my toes.   There is no looking around for a chord - if it doesn't come immediately to mind you have to miss it out because the tune has moved on.

Today Tess and I went to Sedbergh to meet my God-daughter for lunch in The Three Hares.  We had a pleasant journey over (32 miles) through Wensleydale - no views because the cloud was very low and it was slight rain all the way.    We stopped for a short walk at Cotter Force (Force being the local name for a waterfall) but we were running a bit late so it was only a short one.

Delicious lunch - it really is a lovely little cafe if you are ever over that way.  (Asparagus and Pea soup with a sandwich for A and a ham and cheese omelette for me) and then it was back home.   This time Tess and I did walk all the way down to the Force - about a quarter of a mile, so there and back was quite a long walk for me.

When I arrived home I was very tired and have been sitting down ever since.   My arthritis is governed by the weather so is quite bad today and that didn't help, but the walk certainly did me no harm.

 Now I am looking forward to watching Joanna Lumley's programme on India at 9pm - a country I have always wanted to visit but never managed it, and it is too late now.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

We are sitting here also planning to watch Joanna Lumley. Glad you had a good day.

Bovey Belle said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Joanna Lumley programme. When we saw the trailer we both immediately said we'd love to see that.

Keeping active is always good. I have been amazed at how many steps I have achieved in my flat out housework stint (not a speck of dust to be seen now!) Todaya I'm on 17,682 which is even more than yesterday! I prefer to get that far on a proper walk though.

That meal sounded lovely and the trip out enjoyable, despite the weather.

Rosie said...

It is so annoying that the weather affects arthritis! I feel that about long distance travel these days but still like to see pictures and films of exotic places. I would love see all the Indian textiles and crafts in situ the colour combinations are thrilling.

Derek Faulkner said...

Very hot and cloudless here in North Kent today Pat and so out at 5.30 this morning with Ellie my dog, for a two hour walk on the marsh before it got to hot. This afternoon it was a 5 mile bike ride at a leisurely pace along the sea front and then inland. You always manage to make your lunches sound really desirable and although you may not make India now, you have at least become a musician.

justjill said...

Your day sounded good to me. You may not make India but you certainly travel. And enjoy what you see.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

I should go to India, my mother was from Jhansi and my father met her when he was stationed there during the war. My brother was born there and the came back to the UK in 1948 on a troop ship.

Chris Elliot said...

Never say never! You never know what`s around the corner.

Joanne Noragon said...

Nice to travel the old roads for lunch with friends.

Cro Magnon said...

My wife watched Lumley, and enjoyed it. I went to bed, shattered; too much work, too hot weather.

angryparsnip said...


Wow a busy day with a nice lunch. Sounds lovely to me/
Plus a walk for Tess !
cheers parsnip and thehamish

Derek Faulkner said...

I sat down to watch Joanna Lumley in India last night, purely because there wasn't much else on, you couldn't pay me to go and visit such filth and squalor,but what an absolute joy the programme turned out to be. Joanna Lumley was terrific to watch and listen to, she made the programme with her comical self depreciation and sheer joy at being there, I thoroughly enjoyed it and India looked quite beautiful as well.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I agree wholeheartedly with those of you who say what a delight the 'India' programme was - as to the squalor - well it is a hot country, there are millions who live on the streets because of their poverty, they are vastly over populated - all a mix to make into squalor. It is an injustice that the caste system is still there in part and that the extremes between very rich and very poor are so great. But we can do little about that and to see the vitality, the colour and the diversity of such a nation is perfect television even if I can't go.