As I sit here at the computer, next to a radiator, I notice that the heating is on. Is that extravagant of me? After all, it isn't September yet and it is half past eleven in the morning. Well, my thermostat is set at eighteen, the sun is out intermittently but not at the moment and I do feel the cold. I won't go into how many layers I am wearing, but I will say that I do begin to wonder what I shall wear in Winter.
We have had our usual Zoom coffee morning this morning - and as usual it was very pleasant. A friend and neighbour is coming round for a cup of tea this afternoon and there are two interesting programmes this evening on BBC Four (This Farming Life and Michael Palin's Pole to Pole, which I have seen before but which I enjoyed so much that I am enjoying again second time round). So that is today taken care of. There will be no stroll with Percy because it is too windy.
I watched The Proms last evening but it is just not the same without the audience and with the players so spaced out. They did their best but I felt that they too felt the lack of audience. There is a piece in The Times this morning which made me smile, speaking of the Proms. If you are old enough to remember Constance Shacklock (never been beaten in my humble opinion) there is a piece about her having a recording of her singing Rule Brittania at The Proms and somebody asked her to play it for them. She did so and they asked what was on the B side of the record. She played that for them too - it was the applause! As for whether Rule Brittania and Land of Hope and Glory should still be played at the Proms - well I can see both sides of the argument and I don't really wish to come down on either side. That we milked countries dry in the days of Colonialism is in no doubt but personally I can't say I ever thought of that when hearing those two 'songs'. That doesn;t make it right though.
Well, I shall go now and eat another dish of my soup and then a Forestiere Mushroom omelette with parmesan on top. I actually switched on to add a few things to my Tesco order - I intend to try out tortilla wraps - a recipe in today's Times magazine. It's about time I cooked something different. Have a good weekend.