There is a temperature drop of some degrees today and a sharp Northerly breeze blowing. There was a great temptation to stay in bed this morning but not an option - can't start doing that this early into Autumn. Friend H next door came round with the newspaper she lends me each week (our local one) and came in for a coffee. We observed social distancing as we always do and enjoyed a couple of hours chat to liven up what is not a very nice day. I didn;t feel like venturing out but decided it was necessary to have a walk, however short; so I went just round the block and, as usual, I felt better for it. Better still when I had eaten my lunch of two fillets of Sea Bass with lemon and parsley butter,a couple of small potatoes and a nice helping of lightly steamed tenderstem broccoli. A simple lunch but delicious.
The lady who does my small local shop at our good Deli called with this week's order and came round to the back of my bungalow to look at what I had had done to my garden. As with everyone else who sees it they are always surprised by how large a garden it is. This always surprises me because although it might be a tad larger than the usual estate garden - compared with the garden at the farm it is quite small. My gardener and his friend came yesterday and gave the whole place a good going over for weeds - and it shows. I do wish I could still do it all myself - it would certainly help to pass the time when it does begin to look as though we may well go back into lockdown again. Although my Book Club book (Visitation) has already come this morning as has another book I ordered - the book is 'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles - another book by the author of 'A Gentleman in Moscow' the book club so enjoyed the month before last.How do people manage who never do any reading? I would be interested to know how you are filling your time these days when things to do are so limited. Similarly I usually buy new clothes for Winter - maye a couple of jumpers, sometimes a new anorak or a new coat - this year I look at them and then ponder on whether it is worth it. If we do go into another lockdown., as does begin to seem likely, we are not going to be going anywhere are we? Have a nice evening.