..Whatever that is. I do apologise that my print size and spacing have gone somewhat haywire. I have a severe hand tremor which is much worse some days than others and that so affects my presentation. Under normal circumstances I have my son to correct things, but during 'lockdown' I am on my own. Still, like everyone else in the Country, we just have to keep calm and carry on until this all becomes a distant memory.
Another wet day here. The weather map held a little bit of hope today and the Forecaster said the rain would all be in the West and in the hills 'towards the East'. I can just about see the beginnings of the Pennines from my sitting room window so obviously we are not far enough away from the 'hills' to miss it. It is not a cold day though. I have just had a forty minute Zoom coffee morning with five friends which was, as always, pleasant. And then I put on my mac and hat and Priscilla and I walked over the road to post our two letters before the collection van came. Now, at half past eleven in the morning I thought I had time to post before I had my quiche and salad lunch (it looks delicious and was as usual brought by my carer.
So what eventful has happened since yesterday - well not a lot. I did read an interesting article in yesterday's Times about the recent 'Celebrity Bake Off' programme which I watched avidly from start to finish. Ed Balls was a worthy winner - his cooking was spectacular, especially his pirate cake. But the article, by Rachel Johnson, a contestant ,told of how the food that was baked had to go immediately into the fridge so that the dishes were cold by the time the judges tried them. (one dish was the 'perfect Sunday lunch'). Also the ovens had a nasty habit of switching off! But all the contestants agreed that Ed was a worthy winner.
I seem to be watching far more television these days - a product of being 'shut in' with no access to friends and family other than Zoom and telephone. Last evening I watched an hour-long programme on Edinburgh Zoo. It was fascinating - and all so professional. Many of the staff had worked there for many years - always a good sign of a brilliant working-environment. I was so pleased to have seen it. And, of course, to have Monty Don, my hero, straight after - on his last hour of American gardens - was just the icing on the cake. What beautiful gardens we saw in all different parts of the States - and so many of them open to the public too. Lucky you over the pond - that is apart from Texas at the moment, where we see from our televisions that Texas is really suffering from a huge snowfall and freezing temperatures - and in an area where such a weather condition is a rarity. We have had more snow than usual this winter but nothing to compare with Texas - and we always know snow is a possibility. So commiserations to any Texan readers.