What started out as a lovely sunny day has rather spoilt itself by coming in cloudy so not a lot of heat from the sun today in the bungalow.
I have had to wait in for the plumber as there are several jobs for him to do in the bathroom. He has just been and - as last time - there are complications. It looks as though I shall have to have a new toilet system. This will mean that there may be tiles short on the wall and also the flooring will need to be replaced as the base will be a different shape. Then of course the question will arise on whether or not to replace the wash basin as it will not match the toilet. Every small problem I come across since I moved in here multiplies itself into a big problem. A nuisance but in the giant scheme of things not very important.
At last , after three days, my tomato soup is finished. A friend from further down the road brought me a bag of tomatoes when they were cleaning out their greenhouse. I already had a bowl of tomatoes so I chopped up a couple of onions and a red pepper, cut the tomatoes into little bits, put the lot in a saucepan, added a dash of Worcester sauce and a squirt of tomato puree, cooked them gently in rape seed oil for 5 minutes, added vegetable stock and simmered until all was cooked. Then I liquidised it all and - it was one of the best tomato soups I have ever tasted. It has lasted me for three lunches. Can't be bad
If you have a minute to spare go to Kitchy and Co on my side bar. A, who is such a clever artist and takes such brilliant photographs, has put on a lovely post about pumpkins. She makes cards up to a professional standard - her patience is endless in setting them up. Do have a read.