Rain, rain go away. I don;t expect Derek down there in Kent is saying the old rhyme - down there on the Isle of Sheppey they seem to be getting one day of heavy rain and then a couple of days of heat and drying wind and they are back to square one again - drought. But up here in The Dales we do seem to be having Autumnal weather quite early. It is only nine in the morning and in the two hours since I got up we have seen the whole gamut -gloom, rain, sunshine, gloom again and we have just had a downpour - sun about to come out again. One thing is sure - the men will not be back to work on my patio this morning. I shall be back to write more later but have just realised I have a Zoom coffee morning with the 'girls' at ten so shall have to get showered and dressed, so see you later.
We had a pleasant Zoom meeting - all six of us there this morning and I have another Zoom with my niece scheduled for tomorrow - the wonders of modern science. How much harder lockdown would have been before the days of computers, television and suchlike. Although what we have never had we would never have missed so I am sure we would have entertained ourselves just as well.
There will be no going out for Percy and I today because the wind is still far too strong.
Reading through my Good Housekeeping magazine which came yesterday I saw that this month's tests had been on Soup Makers. I switched on my computer late yesterday evening intending to buy myself a cashmere jumper for winter and then had a bright idea. I have not filled up my car with petrol since before lockdown. Instead of buying a cashmere jumper to add to my collection, why not buy a soup maker instead. No sooner said that done and now, sometime this week, well in time for Autumn and Winter (soup days) I shall be using my new machine. I have always made a lot of soup but now, having a machine to come to my aid , the world's my oyster. Anyone got any good soup ideas please?