Friday, the end of a rather busy week and it has certainly ended with a bang rather than a whimper because it has been such a hectic but enjoyable day.
I was sitting eating my morning porridge when friend S rang to ask whether I would like to go out for the morning - first to go to Tesco to look at a new mobile phone for me and then on to The Green Frog, a Garden Centre, where they wanted to buy a plant as a present.
I was very grateful for friend S's input in the buying of a new phone - not an iphone but just an update on the phone I already had. It didn't take all that long to choose the right model for me - the salesman transferred my SIM card and we were away.
At The Green Frog T and S went off round the plants - all beautifully arranged and looked-after while I went into their gift shop as I wanted a small gift for a friend and also a selection of cards for forthcoming birthdays. All done we went into their very nice cafe for lunch (scampi, chips and salad for me; lasagne with chips and salad for T and what turned out to be a delicious vegan cashew nut loaf with salad for S). And so it was home for coffee at my bungalow - a really lovely outing so many thanks to T and S.
I had been home but a short time when friend M pressed the doorbell. She is shortly moving house - only a short way from here to across the road and into a bungalow. Like me she lives alone and the whole operation is a little daunting but she has a very supportive family and I am sure everything will be alright.
And now - six o'clock and time for tea which will be the lunch my dear carer left for me - a cheese and onion pie. Certainly no shortage of calories today!