One of the downsides of doing things on the same day each week, as I have said many times before, is that it makes the weeks fly by so quickly. Today was exercise day - the day when a group of us over sixties meet our tutor, S, for an hour's exercise to music. It is fairly strenuous but by the end I can literally feel the blood coursing through my veins and I know it has done me good.
Today was also the day when Tess had her booster annual jabs and the thing which she hates even more - the kennel cough stuff which the vet squirts up her nose. That meant an early start.
The weather has improved considerably as the day has gone on and by the time I came out of the exercise class the thermometer in the car was showing ten degrees. A great boost and set to stay that way for a few days at least.
On an entirely different subject - farm machinery wears out. Even the most diligent farmer who greases and cleans machinery before he puts it away for the rest of the season (the farmer is one of these) must face the fact that sooner or later machinery needs replacing. This year it is the turn of the fertiliser spreader and a nearly new one should be delivered any day soon ready for this year's spreading.
There really is no point in letting all the machinery and equipment get run down - otherwise when the time comes to put it to use more time will be spent stationary underneath it with spanner and oilcan than actually doing the job it is cut out for.
When it arrives I will take a photograph of it to show you. (I'll bet you can't wait and are filled with excitement!!)
**The lovely lady who always brings little cakes to class for us to eat with a cup of tea afterwards, excelled herself today with apricot and amaretti buns - delicious.