Saturday, 12 June 2021

Saturday

 What to write today?   It is so hot and humid here today that it is hard to shake off a lethargy.   I was sensible and took my walk early - even before reading today's Times - I was back home by ten o'clock and by the time I had watered my pots, had a coffee and spoken to a neighbour who had had very sad news it was lunch time.   The afternoon passed with my doing little or nothing other than sit in the sun reading my book (Hilary Mantel's 'Eight Months in Ghazzah Street') and trying hard not to fall asleep.

This evening I have watched Michael Palin's travels through Poland - a very sobering programme which told of their suffering in the Second World War and then in the Communist Years, and then when it was cooler I cleaned out my fridge!   Altogether a mundane sort of day.

See you tomorrow...

18 comments:

Granny Sue said...

A similar day here. We're tired out from a busy week, and can't seem to get our motors running in the usual way. I did make chicken and noodles, with a cherry cobbler for dessert. Did a little housework, but that's about it for the day. We have spent a lot of time on the porch--it's hot and humid here in the US as well.

CharlotteP said...

Quite cool here today, but forecast much hotter tomorrow. Early walk with Turb dog, and then war on the ants in my kitchen!

Tom Stephenson said...

That was similar to my day Weave, without the literary input. At least I defrosted the 45 year-old fridge though. It is so old it needs help.

Bonnie said...

It has turned hot here as well and if you need to do anything outside you are best to do it early. I'm glad you were able to get your walk in early before the sun was too hot. Your day sounds much like mine as I have just been taking care of things in the house. I hope your Sunday is a good day for you.

Susan said...

Hot weather is not conducive to doing much. Great that you walked in the village early and before the heat of the day. It's quite cool in Massachusetts making it great for working outside. Using the lawn tractor, I mowed the grass and then planted 3 new small Blue Spruce trees. The heat is to return next week so I'm glad to get my outside work done today.

Debby said...

A cool day here and a granddaughter getting over a cold. We went to the playground, threw stones into the water, watched a snake sunning itself. Iris took a long nap while a massive seafood

Debby said...

Smorgasbord was prepared.

Cro Magnon said...

re Palin; after all we know of Communism, it is unbelievable that there are still people around who sing its praises. Thank goodness they don't get elected.

Jennyff said...

Hot day here yesterday, rain was forecast so I didn’t bother to sweep outside as it always brings down leaves and debris. It didn’t rain and none is forecast for at least a week, in fact it’s going to be hot but then our forecast changes regularly. Have a good week.

JayCee said...

It still sounds like a good day. We are trying to make the most of every warm and dry day of our oh-too-short summer here.

thelma said...

The weather is beautiful Pat, cool in the morning, heating up during the day and the roses are coming out which always a blessing.

Rachel Phillips said...

I must catch up with the Palin episode in Poland having missed it last night. Beautiful day here again, quite unusual to have such a warm/hot June - June so often disappoints but not this year.

Heather said...

Glorious weather but it does sap the energy. I too had my walk nice and early and then pottered indoors with all the windows open, doing this and that. Today will be hotter I think, but hopefully not as humid.

Maudie said...

Looking forward to your comment's on the book. Wolf Hall might be my favorite book series but I haven't read any other books by HM.

Minigranny said...

I read this a while ago as my daughter gave it to me thinking I might see aspects of my three years in Jeddah which was in the late 70's. There were lots of interesting snippets which reminded me of life there and we had some good times there even though the country was a suffocating place generally for women. Though a lot of strange things happened in the apartment block where we lived there was nothing like the gripping goings on in the book!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Minigranny - thank you for this information - my friends lived there for some time in the late 80's - they never spoke much about it apart from saying how different life was.
Maudie - I enjoyed it and the glimpse of life there. It was written long before the Wolf Hall series but there is no doubt she is a brilliant writer.

Thanks everyone as usual for your interesting comments.

Derek Faulkner said...

After a fantastic week away in a farm cottage in Somerset, a cottage that was beautifully clean and maintained and surrounded by the farmer's excellent meadows full of wild flowers, it was lovely to get back to hot and sunny weather - counting the days now till someone complains about it being too hot.

Ellen D. said...

It will cool off a bit for a few days this week so I will get back out to weed, weed, weed!
I have been reading a lot during these hot days!