Rain!! Real, wet rain. At long long last. I think this is the first proper rain we’ve had since March, and it’s so badly needed.
After a reasonably energetic morning (a few jobs jobbed; a nice walk to the river and back the long way), the energy levels slumped in the afternoon. I ditched the plan to make some fresh pasta (another lockdown experiment – haven’t done this for many, many years), and instead took my Basket of Entertainments up to my room and had a delicious afternoon sitting reading, starting another baby surprise jacket (instead of the vest I started yesterday – long story), listening to R4, and enjoying the rainy view outside.
Nonetheless today I managed to
- bake 4 loaves of bread
- tackle some important admin
- arrange to meet up with youngest son, d-i-l and granddaughter late next week (at last!!!!); reschedule meet up with oldest son and d-o-l for a less rainy day
- begin to get the spare room, which has become a repository of homeless ‘stuff”, back into some kind of condition where people could actually enjoy staying there.
- Next step along the road is to wash, paint, and make up the toddler bed frame I acquired on Freegle ready for when eventually granddaughter can come and stay with us. We’ve been waiting a very long time for that to happen. Preparing for it feels like one more step along the way. I’ve never painted wooden furniture before, so if you’ve got a fail-safe simple ‘how to’ suggestion do please tell me about it. I’m fancying a nice grey or greyish blue colour. I think.
I thought you might enjoy this series we look out for each time we do our river walk (it’s on the Two Tunnels path). Someone’s made a little garden. And next to it a sign to the Tunnels.
Each time we walk past, we wonder what language it will be today. I don’t know who made the garden or the sign, but I thank them every time I pass by. A little bit of magic dust.
We’re all needing a sprinkle of magic dust right now. I hope you have your fair share (or even more), and that you’re keeping well. See you tomorrow xx