The sun is still shining but the clouds are building ominously - rain is forecast for later. Still, I have a gloriously free day - yesterday was taken up with stocking up with plants for my 'new' patio and at last I have managed to get them all round the back of the bungalow with the help of Percy. He is not brilliant on steps but once he is down them he performs well. I need to reorganise where they are before the rain and strong wind arrives later in the day.
It is 'soup making day' - I plan to make a batch in the middle of the week, eat it for two days and freeze the rest in portions ready eat it. This week I shall try a chunky vegetable soup in my new soup maker. At present I am sticking to the recipe book until I get the hang of things, then I can branch out into rather more outlandish things. Celery, carrots, potatoes, spinach, onions, sweet potatoes and various herbs lie on the work top waiting for me to finish this, shower and get dressed.
I am reading an excellent 'unputdownable' book - 'The Moment' by Douglas Kennedy, an author new to me. Isn't it good to have a good book on the go? And this morning I have managed to do all the Times mind games over my breakfast so my brain is in gear and I must take advantage of it - it is not always like this. Sorry about the change of font but can't see how to change it - so back to normal next time I hope. Have a good day.