Another relaxing relaxed day. Starting off on the allotment (while Malcolm met a friend at an RSPB site). I walked down to the river to meet up with a friend for coffee out – something previously so ordinary now such a treat. Topped up on some food shopping from a new bulk shop. Pottered around in the kitchen. A bit of knitting. Some podcasts. Lots and lots of gardening and allotment watering. Some plans made. A phone call made. And so passed another day, in a similar way to how we often spend a day or two when we’re in the Black Forest.
Fruit picked: gooseberries (made my first batch of stewed gooseberries for this year, or eyeballs as Malcolm rather disgustingly refers to them); strawberries; raspberries – just a first few early ones; redcurrants; blackcurrants.
Cooking done: the first of my summer fruit sponges, using whatever fruit I happen to have. Today’s was a kind of ‘summer pudding’ cake (a mix of raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and strawberries).
Supper: a salad from the allotment plus some of the Isle of Wight tomatoes I bought at the market, the first cooked courgette, cheese omelettes, with bread and butter. Followed by a piece of cake each.
Tomorrow we plan to do a woodland walk, early to catch the cooler part of what is forecast to be another very hot day. More fruit will be picked, more bread will be started. More knitting will be done. More face coverings will be made – I have a repeat order from a neighbour. Also I’ve been invited to leave some at a centre where people may be interested in taking them in return for donations.
I hope you have some good things planned for tomorrow (however small they might be), and that I’ll see you again then xx