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Monday, 4 April 2011


MONDAY, April 4, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook: 4th April 2011

Outside my window ... looks like a sunny day, cool, breezy.

I am thinking ...  how I think profound thoughts and then forget all about them when I sit down at the laptop.

I am thankful ... Gift yesterday from Adam and Juliet, a Delia Smith signed cookery book, it is the black covered one on puddings. Ian had the signed one on baking for his birthday. Nice touch.

From the kitchen ... not much happening. We haven't eaten all the chocolate and cinnamon cake made by Martha for Mothering Sunday yet. Really delicious and yummy.

I am wearing ... Black East dress, orange/red CC cardigan, multi coloured silk Tradecraft scarf.

I am creating ...  still on can can scarf, knitted at Reading group. No progress on socks or cardigan though.

I am going .../have been to /  to reading group. Missed the last one, this time have read the book, Twilight finished late last night by skim reading. Just how many descriptions of Edward did the author Stephenie Meyer include?

I am reading ...  Eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert was handed out at reading group today. Martha has been urging me to read this for some time so now have the incentive. also, still catching up on Saturday and Sunday's Telegraph as well as Sunday Times. Martha bought this, think she just looked at the magazine supplements. Will be selective in what I read, sport sections never looked at.

I am hearing ...  noise of a machine crunching up the branches of a beech tree that is being pruned. The tree was so huge, we were worried that in a bad storm it could have come down. It had become too high. Here's a view from our bedroom window taken during last December's snow. We look down a rectangle formed by the back gardens of 4 roads.

Now see picture taken today, about 20 minutes ago using close up feature.

and here's one taken about 10am today before the cutting started.

Already our bedroom seems lighter.

Around the house ...  ironing to be done, remake bed

One of my favourite things ... warmer weather, the ability to dry washing outside. No damp in the house, nor using of energy guzzler tumble dryer

A few plans for the rest of the week ...  Local history tonight; Prayer & meditation service tomorrow, local studies where we are near the end of scanning the planning applications; then no other plans for the rest of week but no doubt something will crop up.

Am off to look at the rest of the newspapers, bring in the dry washing and tidy around.


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  1. Did you finish the reading ? Weekend papers sometimes last all week in my house! It's brave to take down a huge tree but great when the light flows in.

  2. We don't get w/end papers as they never get read. Occasionally people stay and leave 'em and we'll browse through.

    Eat Pray Love was good - interesting to read through and I enjoyed it.

    O mag - Oprah's magazine available imported from various London newsagents or now since Christmas last year by subscription.

    Nice to read your daybooks - I love doing mine :)

  3. I'm not entirely sure what has happened. A week ago I am quite certain that I posted on your previous post telling you that you had won my bloggiversary competition prize.

    The post doesn't appear to be there. Please email me on joymivalAThotmailDOTcom with your address and I will post your prize on to you.

    Congratulations btw :-)