Tuesday, 5 November 2019
November showed itself to perfection this morning - very wet and chilly - absolutely nothing going for it at all. I always go into town on Tuesday mornings and meet friends in the Post Horn for coffee. The whole time we were in there in rained and was very miserable. Shopping done, paper bill paid for the week, it was time to come home to Tess. I don't think my dog walker has been today. I was home by eleven and have not been out since and there has been no sign of her. I dare not go out to take Tess for a walk in case she came, but when it got to half past three this afternoon I ventured out. The weather was beautiful. All signs of rain had gone, the wind had dropped, the Autumn sun was shining and it was quite warm. Both Tess and I enjoyed the walk tremendously. The down side was that in a fit of enthusiasm I spent the first hour of the afternoon emptying my wardrobe, cleaning it thoroughly and replacing the T shirts and blouses with my winter jumpers and cardigans. Has to be done - no chance of wearing a T shirt any more this year! So by the time we walked my ankle was very swollen and I had been on my feet far too long. Shall now go and put my feet up and watch the programme on the Swaledale farm (not all that far from where I live) and follow that by watching Ben Fogle. Hopefully a pleasant evening with a glass of Croft sherry for company.