I love my blog and the way it keeps me in touch with 'old friends'. Yes I do think of my readers as old friends - most of us have been communicating for so long that although most of us have never met we have still formed a friendship. And a couple of days away seems quite a long time. But I am back now.
The two days I have been away have not been particularly busy but they have been full and it has been quite late in the evening before I have had a chance to think about posting - and by then it has seemed too late.
Saturday it was lunch at friend W's with her friends from West Yorkshire. Delicious roast ham as usual (and we won't mention the sticky toffee pudding) and a lovely afternoon of chatting. The sun finally shone after pouring wet morning and friend N very kindly took Tess on a nice long walk round the village. Strictly Come Dancing in the evening finished the day off nicely. Things are getting tougher on the programme as the ones who are not making good progress are slowly being weeded out. The standard of dance seems to improve each year, as does the standard of judging - very tough this year.
Yesterday my Grand-daughter, her husband and their (almost) three year old daughter U called for the afternoon and for a bowl of Main Meal Farmhouse Vegetable Soup, which was a great success. They are Vegan but as all the content was vegetable it fitted in well with their diet.
Now it is back to 'normal' today - my cleaner J this morning, a couple of walks with Tess, one straight after breakfast and another after lunch and just a general tidy round. All that remains to be done is to empty the dishwasher - never a job I enjoy. But the sun has shone into my kitchen and sitting room non stop all day so there has been no need for central heating. The sky is a clear blue and similar weather is forecast for tomorrow - how much better I feel when the weather is like this - I don't know about you.
Tess is to have a general tidy up, wash and blow dry tomorrow - the last before winter arrives. What with that and her smart new coat she should look the bees knees.