This morning it was an early delivery from Tesco of my groceries ordered on-line. It was an especially long list of things as I have friends P and D coming for the week-end. As they live in Windermere in the Lake District, I am hoping that the weather, which is very cold, does not take a turn for the worse. Whichever way they come they have to come over the high Pennines. The farmer has just passed me and says the forecast is for snow overnight and then 'not a bad day tomorrow' - so we shall have to wait and see (or to use the farmer's usual expression regarding the weather 'we shall just have to take what comes'.)
Today a large skip was delivered to the farm as the farmer has decided to really begin a major clear up. By this evening the skip is full, so the company are collecting it tomorrow and delivering another empty one. At last!
Friend W and I have been into Northallerton this afternoon to the new Marks and Spencer's Food Outlet. It was very good - lovely fresh food and nice wide aisles so that it was easy to negotiate regardless of how many people were there. As it happens it was not too busy.
I even bought my Christmas turkey (that makes Christmas seem very near) and have put it into the freezer, so that is one thing off my mind. If you are interested - there are actually thirty three shopping days to go (I am not counting Saturdays and Sundays because anyone who voluntarily joins the mad Christmas rush at the week-ends unless they positively can't avoid it has my full sympathy).
Next job is to go and empty the dishwasher and put the contents away. See you tomorrow - it is back to Exercise class again after a three week gap, so there will be some aches and pains by Thursday I guess.
I am now a widow and have moved from the farm .where I farmed with my husband for over twenty years (I was a widow and retired when we married). I now live the in the nearby small town in The Yorkshire Dales, Sadly my Border Terrier died two months ago. As I am well in my eighties I shall not get another one.