I had nothing at all planned for today. I awoke early and couldn't get back to sleep again. Sometimes when this happens I tend to have negative thoughts which can be so self-destructive - in which case I always think it best to get up and start my day early. By early I mean seven o'clock, although it is such a dull day that it hardly seemed light - and thus it has been all day.
Poor old A Level students - all that work they have put in and then the Government base the results on some stupid algorithm or other rather than on the Professional expertise of the people who have taught them, who know how much work they have put in and can therefore make a judgement on how they would have done which is much more likely to be a realistic assessment.
Breakfast over I switch on my new computer to find my security system telling me it needs to speak to me. Can I communicate with them? The simple answer is No so I have to ring my son who talks me through it over the telephone. That done I do my usual quick tidy through and any cleaning which needs doing. I have a bill to pay so write out the cheque and decide that Percy and I will walk to pay it to L who kindly does some shopping for me (and fish and chips too this week). So immediately after my stir fry lunch I set off down the estate - the longest walk I have done since lockdown began. We took it steady, going along at a wandering pace and as I came in sight of 'home' I saw friends T and S were just about to leave having found me out. They had brought me the jar of honey I had requested so it will be toast and honey for breakfast in the morning.
D called to tell me he will continue working on my patio in the morning, which is good news. The sooner it is done the better - we can get it planted up and that will be another area done.
I managed to change the time on my new computer - it seemed to be set to continental time of some kind - I was rather pleased to find it easy to do.
Now after my ham sandwich and crisps tea I just have this to do and then I shall settle down for the evening - quite a busy day after all - several nice long chats, a good walk and a nice lunch and tea - I am ending the day in a much better frame of mind than the one I started it in. Enjoy your evening.