I have had friends staying which has resulted in a couple of days without posting. Sorry about that; having friends to stay these days is hard, but I don't want to stop because I enjoy company too much. And it is good for me to get tired from doing something rather than sitting about. I made Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup - I shalln't bother doing so again. It said add a 'good dash of Tabasco' and really, if I hadn't done so I think it would have tasted of nothing. And I did follow the recipe to the letter. Much more successful was a salad of leaves, toasted walnuts and crumbled cheese with a nice sharp vinegar (cider) dressing.
Today has been memorable for the arrival of my two new Ercol settees - now I shall be super comfortable when watching television in the evenings.
It is a damp, sharply chilly day here and on my two walks round with Tess I have been very well wrapped up against the cold, damp wind. We must spare thoughts for all those people in South Yorkshire whose homes are flooded - and Christmas looming.