Not a bad sort of day as things have been going lately. In spite of the fact that we have had several absolutely torrential downpours (which have washed the front windows nicely) and the temperature is on the low side (now in the evening the central heating has come on) it has been a good day for me. It was our Book Group - there are eight of us - and only three could make it at the last minute. In spite of this we had a really pleasant discussion session on 'A Gentleman in Moscow'; we all three absolutely loved it and I am sure we could have gone on longer than our hour and a half talking about it.
I had enough lunch left from yesterday to heat in the microwave - cottage pie with a mixture of roasted carrot, sweet potato and celery (surprisingly good) followed by three delicious Victoria plums (it is a shame to stew them they are so very good just as they come off the tree). After half an hour with The Times and my feet up I gave a vacuum through the bungalow, followed by a polish - Monday is the day when - in normal times - my cleaner used to come so I like to keep up tradition. At five o'clock when the town was less busy I put on my mask and ventured into our Deli in town for one or two things.There was a perfect parking spot just outside the store. Toast and honey for tea and then the only downside of the day. I watched the News at Six.
The horror of it all. First of all a man stabbed to death and seven others injured in Birmingham and then a schoolboy in Ipswich shot by another school boy on their way to school. It is just all so very sad that these things should happen. One feels so helpless. But I must not end on such a sad note. It is already getting dark at 7.15 and I shall go round now and draw all the blinds and shut out the night - the sky has not cleared - it is still heavily clouded. Tomorrow is forecast to be the best day of the week - weather wise it couldn;t be much worse than today. If it is of any interest to you - I went to Book Group in my winter fur-lined boots this morning because my feet were so cold.