It is hotter here today. That cool North Easterly breeze from the North Sea no longer seems to be reaching as far inland as the Yorkshire Dales.
All the plants in the garden are beginning to look seriously short of a drink - watering them is just not the same as them growing in a humid environment. I start off the day feeling quite perky, have a walk with Tess in the 'clean' early morning environment and from then on I gradually wilt. (Pretty much like the plants in my garden I suppose).
Bank, early morning essential shopping, then back home for half an hour before back into town for lunch at our Tuesday spot. We are lucky to have a building called TOSH, which stands for 'The Old School House' in our little town. It was once a small R C Primary School and is now used for various activities and is such a useful amenity for the town. We are very lucky.
A lot of the U3A classes are held there, many of the local organisations like Probus use it for their meetings Venue, and various classes - Yoga, Tai-chi and the like make use of it too. Every Friday evening there is also a Film shown - all of them are really up to the minute films. There are various clubs for the over sixties where folk meet and have speakers or play things like Dominoes - there is usually something going on. Every other Tuesday A and her friend cook and serve a meal and around a dozen of us usually go. There is lively conversation and A is an excellent cook. Today it was quiche with delicious new potatoes and salad, followed by mixed fruit (apple, rhubarb and red currant) crumble and ice cream. And all for the magnificent sum of five pounds. You can see that we really are a thriving, buzzing little town.