Trying to rain and very, very windy here today. Not a day to be out and about really but it was the church coffee morning in the village where I used to live and I always go to that. Because of the weather there were not many there so I was pleased I had made the effort to go.
I needed to nip into town before going home to post a letter and also to buy some bananas - I can't manage a day without a banana (my staple fruit).
Then, as I was making my pasta and veg lunch my son rang and asked if I wished to go to Darlington with him and his wife (she was going to Hotter shoes to buy some boots). I went with them - I decided I had not been there for maybe four years. I found it quite a depressing experience in that so many shops have closed - and more are closing
(House of Fraser at one end of the High Street and Marks and Spencer at the other end). So cheered myself up by buying a pair of winter boots in the Hotter Sale.
We came home the country way (we went on the motorway) - Darlington is only twenty five miles away - and came through some pretty villages where the autumn leaves were spectacular and where the air was full of them in the howling gale that was blowing. Almost bedtime now (10.03) and our usual Sunday lunch out tomorrow so no need to think much about food until Monday.