Exercise class today. There has been a long break for the summer and although the class started back last week I couldn't go as I was going with the farmer to see his Orthopaedic specialist. So today was my first visit since I was ill, and by golly it showed.
Sitting for the upper body and brain exercises was pleasant and very enjoyable. But the standing and balance exercises were pretty tough going and I needed to hold on to my chair throughout (I hope this will go over the next few weeks). Now, at just after seven in the evening I am pretty tired and wonder whether I shall be able to stay awake through Bake-off.
Just a quick word on the silage. As you know the farmer cut the last grass fields yesterday. This afternoon it rained heavily for about half an hour so any drying that had happened so far has been undone. The forecast is now for good weather until at least the beginning of the weekend, so the farmer is keeping his optimism going.
Tomorrow friend W and I have one of our periodical visits to Kirby Lonsdale to meet our friends in the Italian restaurant for lunch - I am, as usual, really looking forward to the journey, the company, the food and everything about the day.
Today I made three individual cottage pies with minced Hereford beef topped with a mixed mash of potato, swede, parsnip and carrot. Two we ate for lunch - the third the farmer will eat tomorrow while I am out, so he will not go hungry.