Am I getting too predictable?
On the last day of the month I round up the frugal stuff, on the first day of the month I find some folklore bits, on Saturdays I look back at the week and on Sundays I have a day off..........is my blog getting too boring?
Oh well.........carry on regardless.........................
This week has gone by in a flash because after a couple of uneventful weeks suddenly everything happens. Out to a WI quiz and Over 60's meeting (more about both those next week), Nanna duty x 2, shopping and I should have been picking up about 16 reserved books from the mobile library van BUT had a phone call to say the van wouldn't be round......aaaagh......tragedy!
They missed last time due to the Queen's Bank Holiday so there will be 12 weeks of reservations to collect in 4 weeks time! And I'm 'reduced' to reading from my shelves for even longer.
Luckily I have the first seven in The Isabel Dalhousie Sunday Philosophy Club series by Alexander McCall Smith sitting on my shelves ready for just such an event. I tried the first one way, way back just to see if I liked them and then picked up more from charity shops etc. Plus I have those books of country writing from the boot-sale that I mentioned a few weeks ago and a couple of hundred others that could be re-read.
Another thing that has made the days fly past is watching all the tennis from Wimbledon, there have been some really good matches and this year they have all the courts on the iplayer via red button, so lots of choice to watch. Such a shame that some players have had to pull out due to Covid - it's still around. So far I've managed to avoid watching Djokovic!
This Greater Spotted Woodpecker was good to see on the peanut feeder - first one since moving here although we saw them all the time at the smallholding and now and again at Clay Cottage. He insisted on being round the back of the feeder so the photo is just a glimpse!
Remember that tin of very out of date Home-Cook Marmalade that I picked up for 50p at a boot-sale? I opened it, but it was completely solid and didn't smell right at all so it went in the compost bin. 8 years was definitely too long.....50p wasted.
Thursday evening and I watched a new drama on Channel 4 - all about GCHQ and cyber crime crisis, politics and and COBR ( have to say I'd never really thought about what that stands for but I assumed it was something more interesting than Cabinet Office Briefing Room!)
This weekend there's village garage/yard sales not far away on Saturday afternoon so I may go and look and more tennis on TV to watch of course and for a reason I didn't hear, they are playing on the middle Sunday too - usually only used for tennis when the weather has been awful.
This week I'm grateful for
- Nice family gathering at my Sister and Brother-in-Laws house despite the people missing due to Covid.
- Always something to read
- Never being bored
Hope you all have a good weekend, whatever your plans and I'll be back Monday.