This afternoon, after a morning of doing bits of shopping, meeting the gang for coffee, and then lunching at our usual venue (three of us today - W, M and me) then going round a craft exhibition where both M and I bought lovely scarves which twist into a 'fashion' shape, I came in and decided that I really had better go straight out into the back garden and plant the twenty sturdy Polyanthus plants I had bought on the garden stall on today's market before the cold weather arrive. Polyanthus are hardy plants, these were very good looking and I thought they would be better in the ground than left in the individual pots.
I did not feel like doing so. I felt like coming in and putting my feet up. But jobs awaited me. Tomorrow morning at eight o'clock the decorator arrives to start work on my sitting room. All week I have been removing books (lots), ornaments, cushions, rugs, everything except the larger items of furniture and the pictures. I took down one picture but I had to stretch up too far and then when I got it off the hook it was too heavy, so I have left that for the painter in the morning.
The work coincides with a forecast of a very cold weekend which is unfortunate, although as long as it is sunny the sun will shine into the room and that should help.
All week there has been sunshine and my room has been beautifully warm and the central heating has hardly come on. It is important to keep it warm this week end to help the paint dry. Here the sunrises and sunsets have been spectacular. Friend W took a couple of photographs which she has just sent me. Sadly they do not transfer well from her phone to my computer so I just hope you have had similar ones where you live if you are in the UK.