Are you a 'tick the list' kind of person as I am? This morning was my book club when we met to discuss Tim Winton's "Cloud Street". If you haven't read it then I can thoroughly recommend it - it is an easy book to read and I found it very enjoyable. Our next book, which I ordered later today is Zadie Smith's "Swing Time" - a very different book I am sure, but I shall enjoy that too.
One of the good things about being in a book club is that you really must read the book whether you are enjoying it or not.
Then this afternoon it was time for my list of jobs.
Job number one was to drive up to the tip (accompanied by Tess) to take a stash of pottery vases and jugs I no longer wanted. Most of them had cracks and chips and had been in a cupboard for years and were way beyond being sold in a charity shop. Tick number one.
Then it was call at the Library to pay my Council Tax at the Community Office. I also found two books to read, one of which was a Salley Vickers - only to find it couldn't be taken out as it was reserved for someone. I thought it was too good to be true to just pick one I hadn't read off the shelf. Tick number two.
Tick number three was to call into the carpet warehouse and pay the bill for my vinyl flooring which has just been laid for me in the bathroom at the bungalow I shall shortly move into. Tick number three.
Tick number four was to drive to 'our' lane for a walk. As I neared my destination heavy rain fell but by the time I got there the hot sun was pouring down again and I did have my umbrella just in case.
Four ticks in one afternoon is quite satisfying. Now, after finishing my blog and reading other peoples' blogs, I shall do a few tidying up jobs and then settle down to watch part one of "Man in an Orange Shirt" on BBC2 at nine o'clock - thoroughly recommended, not least by John (Going Gently).