Today has been a perfect Summer's day - clear blue sky, no wind, warm sun. The forecast for tomorrow is not good so make the most of today. I decided that instead of walking today Percy and I would tidy up the bed in the garden to give the fresh air a chance to circulate round the roots of the plants before Autumn arrives. We had an hour out there - several sits down, a lot of cutting back and (the one good thing about I this time of the year) how much better it looks now that I have done it.
I had intended to have a walk after lunch but various things held me up and as my Soup maker was scheduled to come between three and four this afternoon I decided against it. It is now almost seven in the evening and it still hasn't come but I have had an e mail telling me they do intend to deliver it today - so we shall see. I am really looking forward to getting going wit h my Soup maker. I have had a succession of Blenders which have made soup - well I have made it in a saucepan and then transferred the mixture to the blender. This machine makes it in its entirety so I will refer back when I have given it a go. The advice I have had from those with a soup maker is to follow the recipes in the recipe book at first so that I get used to the correct quantities (it is easy when one is just making with left-overs to fling everything in the pan and hope for the best). I don't care for soups with a meat base - my mother's favourite soup which I must say she made very well was made with the remains of a ham shank and dried peas. I wonder - can you still buy a ham shank? I haven't seen one for years - I eat very little meat so rarely go into a butcher's shop.
Still no soup maker - can't imagine it will come at this time of night.