Outside my window ... It is a milk of magnolia morning as Sarah Kennedy would have said. Miss her radio programme although these days would have had to listen on i-player, 5am is far to early for retired layabouts. Weather looks promising, glad it is not so cold.
I am thinking ... about the tumultuous times in which we are living. Think we should not have been involved in military action in Libya.
From the learning rooms ... Ian has completed his first TMA this year, he has a tutorial this evening.
I am thankful ... family gathering to mark Ian's birthday went reasonably well last Sunday. Lunch at Caffe Mamma, we are recognised there now. We discussed with offspring our intentions to take out powers of attorney against the day I become even more bonkers than I am now. Does help that Martha has specialised in this area of law so no need to pay lawyers fees, just registration with Public Guardian.
From the kitchen ... nothing much, need to prepare lunch soon, probably pasta and salad. We've been discussing our lack of menu planning, a freezer full of stuff, so we should take stuff out overnight.
I am wearing ...M&S jeans, blue striped Thomas Pink shirt and navy round neck M&S jumper. None of this is very new, but it is comfortable.
I am creating ... now it is just socks and jacket. Second cushion cover in Jaeger silk and wool completed.
I am going ... to have hair cut on Thursday, suddenly my Pixie cut has lost its shape.
I am reading ... Twilight still. Martha and I had a laugh when I read out descriptions of Edward to her.
I am hearing ... very little; Ian's keyboard; occasional plane but otherwise life is peaceful here.
Around the house ... the the decorators completed last Tuesday, carpet was laid in the lounge last Wednesday, now we await the arrival of the sofas. Have issued a fatwa that no food and drink are to be consumed in the lounge. The coffee table has gone so there is no where to place mugs, also, being selfish I prefer to eat at table rather than being crunched up.
One of my favourite things ... myBurberry raincoat. Bought in Amsterdam, we had gone on a day trip there in September 1979. As you do when you work for an airline. The coats were so much more reasonable at Schipol airport than at home so I went back the following week, bought not just the coat but a warm lining and hat. Oh, and the duty free booze again as well. Those were the days, but coat still fits, is worn regularly, just maybe not quite as showerproof these days.
A few plans for the rest of the week ... only special plans are for celebrating Ian's birthday on Friday.
A picture thought I am sharing ...
Photo taken by Martha on Sunday at Richmond Green. Adam hasn't finished his ice cream.