I have stuck to my resolution and for a whole week I have not listened to the News. As Rachel suggested a few days ago, I have of course continued to read The Times - I could not bear not to have a paper to read - but any item on Brexit I bypass. I have decided that as I can't do a lot about any of it and as they are like a lot of children falling out in the playground, I shall just ignore the lot of them.
Today is a relatively mild day - all set to start getting cold again tomorrow - so I have made the most of it and had several walks with Tess. She has done really well as it is a PetPals day too and she had her walk with them just after lunchtime. By the time I returned from my usual Friday lunch out she was back home.
The frosts of the last night or two had prostrated the pansies, violas and polyanthus but today they have all perked up and are looking so pretty in the tubs outside my front door. If there is a hard spell which kills them off before the end of Winter they have still earned their value over the last few months because they have given me such a lot of pleasure.
Beef and Stilton pie for lunch with roasted parsnips and carrots garnished with pea shoots - and a glass of red wine and then a cup of coffee. Three of us today and a very pleasant hour. Set to turn colder so shall keep warm tomorrow. I have to stay in as the man is coming to look at my stop tap which has a tiny leak - it isn't dripping but is always wet so there is a weakness somewhere (the electrician found it).
I shall now go and watch The Victorian House, a programme on BBC2 every Friday night which I am thoroughly enjoying. Whatever you are doing this week end - enjoy doing it.