Mondays come round increasingly fast these days and another one has arrived. Today was our Book Group when we discussed 'Dress your family in Corduroy and Denim'. I personally enjoyed the humour but the general opinion was not good and I was distinctly in the minority. But we had an interesting discussion and that is what matters - keeps the old grey matter stirred up. I had to call in at the Solicitors afterwards so I drove into town. If there had been anywhere to park I would have gone into Thomas the Baker and bought myself a prawn and salad roll for my lunch, but the car park was full. There was a queue to get into the Solicitors office too but luckily I could put my envelope through the letter box so I was soon away. The town was every bit as busy as on any normal Monday - surprising as schools are back but there we are.
For the second day we are having no rain. The sun is out, there are a lot of clouds about but no rain is falling and most of the time I am being warmed by the sun. This time of year every day when there is a warm sun is a bonus. One can almost feel the plants soaking up the sun to store for winter. This year I remembered to cut back each antirrhinum stem as it began to go to seed and as a result I have two lovely patches of new blossoms - one yellow and one red. The red ones are self-sown from last year.
As there was no prawn sandwich (and I had got my mouth ready for one) I micro waved a large jacket potato and stuffed it with crispy fried streaky bacon, cheese and Mediterranean stir fry veggies. I must say it was tasty and I had a bowl of home-made tomato soup first so didn't go hungry. And then I insisted that Percy and I walked round the block soaking up that sun - didn't feel like it as I seemed to have been on the go all morning but I felt better for it when I got back home.
Now to order our next book for Book Group - it is 'Visitation' by Jenny Erpenbeck - has anybody read it?