How the weather can change at the drop of a hat here in the UK. After a week of almost perfect weather, suddenly today it is ten degrees colder, windy and wet and the barometer has gone from one side to the other quite rapidly. I understand it will creep up again come tomorrow morning - we watch County File tonight and that gives us a good intimation.
I was unable to get on to my computer this morning so I rang my son, who came round, moved the hub about two inches - and all was alright again. So now I have put my grocery order on, read all your blogs and am putting this one on. And all the time the Chinese Grand Prix can be heard in the background as the farmer watches it from start to finish without feeling guilty (can't get on the land in the rain .)
After going round the Supermarket to do my shopping last week (instead of ordering it on line) I can only say that I have absolutely no desire to go there again. I hated it.
However, I did go off on Friday afternoon to M and S at Teeside Park with friend W - and we did have a jolly afternoon - we both tried on and bought trousers and then we had a scone and a coffee - all very civilised. The only thing uncivilised was the coming home and coming up behind tailbacks of traffic which were horrendous. We were happy to sit and wait - there is really no point in getting in a state. But at the last traffic island a lorry driver wanted to go immediately left and the double-lane traffic was blocking his way for all of two minutes until the lights changed. Then he surged through giving us all a two-finger salute out of his cab window. As I know the owner of the haulage firm involved I was tempted to tell him but decided it was really beneath contempt.
Another week begins tomorrow, the weather is set to improve, the farmer and I intend to find time during the week to go and buy our veggie seed and our onion sets (ours is a very cold garden and it is pointless putting anything in too early - we have learned this by bitter experience.)