Just to keep reminding me of the fact, the garden opposite has a large bunch of Autumn crocus in the middle of the front lawn and I always forget them every year until the day when suddenly they are in full flower - and they cheer up my day. Somehow there is a feel of Autumn in the air in spite of the temperature being around twenty, the sky being clear blue and the sun fully out. But the street light opposite went on at 8pm and by then all the blinds were drawn. And there was suddenly a chill in the air Bu I have bought myself a new cardigan - very large and 'cuddly'. It came yesterday, since when I have lived in it. I am in love with it. I am thinking of sending for another one in another colour - after all I can't wear the same one every day through winter can I??
What to report today? Well my 'jaunt' into town yesterday seems to have done me no good at all because today I am very tired. I struggled round my usual walk and since then apart from eating my lunch the only other thing I have done is order a new battery for my Bosch vaccuum cleaner. Then the cleaner has to go into the shop where I bought it for the battery to be fitted. As someone (sorry but I can't remember who it was, so apologies) pointed out - if the cleaner had been a Dyson I could have fitted the battery myself but as it is a Bosch it has to go back to the shop for them to fit it. So now I await the arrival of the new battery.
The only other domestic incident to report that yesterday I complained I had marked the wall in the hall with a pencil in order to get the photograph frame level and then could not get the marks off. Well my carer this morning removed them all in two minutes maximum - don't ask me how - something to do with a spray I had under the sink and a damp cloth. They have magically disappeared.
I think I shall stop now and take Priscilla round to the garden at the back of the bungalow to see how it is doing. The sun is still out and it is a week since I was out there. Hopefully I will be back later.
Back in the evening and looking forward - as I am sure Rachel is too - to the very last round in the Celebrity Baking Competition. I have really enjoyed watching it - although as usually happens in these programmes I rarely know any of the so-called 'celebrities'. Maybe it is because I don't watch all that much television.
It really has been a lovely Autumn day - I always savour every one this time of the year. The silver birch leaves are really seriously falling now; they always seem the first to go round here. The hollyhocks which I pass every day on my walk round the estate are still full of bees, as is the salvia bush much nearer to home. Another fine day is forecast for tomorrow and then rain is set to arrive. My son has just rung to say that they have arrived home after their week up near Lindisfarne - they seem to have particularly enjoyed the bird life.
See you tomrrow.