Monday, 7 January 2019
My book group meets on the first Monday in each month and we go round members' houses. It was my turn to be the hostess today. There were seven of us and our book for discussion was Robert Harris's 'An Officer and a Spy'. There was a long and healthy discussion and we had all enjoyed the book - a fast moving account of the Dreyfus affair. I learned more from it that I ever learned in A Level history.
Then, after a hurried lunch of 'Fridge Bottom' soup (home made I hasten to add - sweet potato, red onion, carrot, leek and a stick of celery plus mixed herbs and bouillon stock) it was off - driven by friend W- to an hour's relaxed ukulele playing with friends. Then home again to take Tess for her walk round the estate before getting tea for us both (not the same menu!)
Beans on toast for me, eaten on a tray while watching the first week of a new series of Antiques Road Trip - my favourite of the many antiques programmes on television.
Really a 'too busy' day for me these days although I enjoyed it. But it is so good to relax with friends. It is the moving about which tires me more than anything. But a much easier day tomorrow - only into town for fruit, pay the paper bill for the week, buy some envelopes and meet friends for coffee. Our usual meeting place is closed for the week so a new venue. But we know their coffee is good.
Tesco deliver my grocery order in the morning nice and early - a lazy way of shopping I know but it fills the fridge, freezer and cupboard and I don't have to do the majority of the work.
Spare a thought for Cro today. He has lost his beloved dog, Bok. When they die they leave a great big hole in our hearts don't they?