This morning was, of course, our coffee morning - only three of us today and the fourth friend, C, is on holiday at a cottage in the Lakes. So we had a nice chat for an hour or so in an almost empty cafe. Really, in this kind of weather, the cafe owners in our little town must have a rather thin time.
Then it was time for the first shop for my lunch party (buffet) on Saturday for the occasion of my son's sixtieth birthday. It makes me feel very old, especially when I look at him and he looks so young for his age (and acts so too).
Then it was out to lunch. There are so many places to go here for lunch that there is never a need for anyone to feel lonely. Yesterday our local church was providing home made soup and a roll. Today TOSH (The Old School House) - our local Arts centre, also home to many of the U3A classes, was serving Lasagne with peas, followed by blackberry and apple crumble and custard, all home made by volunteers. All absolutely delicious and only £5 including coffee and a lovely chatty lunch with a dozen or so other ladies.
Home by 2 o'clock to meet a gentleman who is kindly going to fit me a handrail on my front door and one in my shower. He is also fitting a chain on my front door and putting up my Green Man by the front door. He (the G M not the handyman) has been on the shelf in my garage since I moved in.
Then it was walk Tess round the estate - she has not been well for the last couple of days. She has not eaten anything and has spent a lot of time just sitting with her head down looking rather sad. However, she seems a little better this afternoon, so I shall leave it another twenty four hours before I decide whether or not it is necessary to take her to the vet.
Now time to unpack my shopping and make a cup of tea - in that order.