Monday, 28 October 2019

Seems like a liffetime

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.

17 comments:

angryparsnip said...

I think of you as a friend and I wish we lived closer.
parsnip

Heather said...

You are definitely a friend Pat. Glad I haven't missed anything as I have been away for the weekend and am only just now catching up. I could do with a bowl of your vegetable soup this evening - it sounds delicious.

Gwil W said...

There's an old one liner to do with gardening planted in my head. It goes: With fronds like these who needs anemones?

Well ok, but maybe you can use it sometime. ;-)

At Home In New Zealand said...

Clear blue skies always make me feel happy to be alive. Blue is so much nicer than grey!

Sue in Suffolk said...

So good to have sunshine after some dull days.
Your weekend sounds lovely and busy and very enjoyable

Bonnie said...

A wonderful weekend with friends and family and now your weekday routine to enjoy. They each compliment the other don't they. I hope we get to see Tess's new coat!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very droll Gwil!!

Bonnie - you may well get to see Tess's new coat once I can manage to get it on easily. The pamphlet with it suggests I go to their website and watch a video - I shall do that when I have time.

Jules said...

With last week being half-term here, I've had a short break from blogland myself. Like you, I miss reading everyone's news, so I've enjoyed a lovely couple of days catching up. X

John Going Gently said...

Another charmingly written slice of life x

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Tom Stephenson said...

Yes Weave, a sunny sky uplifts us, but I do enjoy a storm which is good enough to keep me indoors as well.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I envy how active your life is!

Joanne Noragon said...

It is easy for me to follow the sunshine around the house. Sadly, it ends on the west, and my studio, not the east and my computer room.

AK Coldweather said...

I'm afraid I don't comment often enough to qualify as a blogland friend, but I do enjoy your blogs. In my world the weather has turned chilly and overcast with a possibility of snow. I miss the sunshine. -AK

Cro Magnon said...

Nice weather here too, but I see that from tomorrow we are promised a whole week of rain; I hope they're wrong.

thelma said...

I love your daily essays and miss them when they are not there.

Librarian said...

It all sounds good, the lunch out, the sunshine, the visit with the vegan meal.
Yesterday was cold enough for the first time this season to make me think about gloves (but I didn't get them out just yet).
To me, my fellow bloggers and commenters are also friends; some I know not close enough (yet) but others I feel I know rather well through what they have been posting. Very few of them I have met in real life so far.