Sorry no post yesterday - I was just too tired. I find at the moment that anything different that I do tends to make me very tired. But I soldier on. It was my day for going up to Ripon to have my hearing aids serviced. I should have gone a month ago but I was in hospital after a fall and by the time I could go my hearing aid specialist had caught covid.
I rarely go out these days unless friends S and T take me or I have a taxi. J, my taxi driver, and I have known one another for many years and we always enjoy the drive together. Yesterday was exceptional- the countrside was so beautiful, On the way between here and Ripon there are some very pretty villages and every village seemed to be full of Horse Chestnut trees and I really don't think I have ever seen so much blossom - each tree was laden with 'candles' - mostly the creamy white ones but here and there a pink one. The creamy ones are without doubt the stronger ones but a pink one here and there is pretty.
We always find plenty to chat about. She has lived in the village where she lives now all her life. She knows everyone so we can always catch up on any village gossip. Coming back we talked food all the way and she made me quite sad not to be making meals now because she told me some very tasty meals to eat on toast for tea.
But I got home and I was so tired I had a sleep before attempting food. I was aw akened by the door bell, My gardeners had arrived to pot up my pots for Summer. Together we put the plants in the two pots by the front door and two more pots to be put in the back garden. Very good jobs done. In the evening I watched Rick Stein driving round France, looking at the scenery (vineyards!) sampling the food both in restaurants and with friends and then cooking recipes (and to some extent adapting them to English food). He is one of my favourite cooks on TV and although I have seen this series before I am enjoying it just as much second time round.
Dropped off in front of TV,dragged myself off to bed and slept like a log. So here I am at 1pm putting on a blog. A rather tasty beef pie sits in the fridge for my lunch, courtesy of my cleaner but as I had a Tesco order which included a Maple and Pecan slice I am not ready for my lunch yet . See you tomorrow.