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Thursday, 19 July 2012


ThursDAY, July 19, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook: 19th July 2012

Outside My Window ... Cloudy sky, bit windy but at least the rain has stopped.
I am thinking ... about my little sister, it is her birthday today, I hope it has been a good one and that the year ahead goes well.
From the learning rooms ... Ian is listening to a lecture about maths. of course. Working late as usual! He has just come in and said the OU has sent him an email about improving his CV. What a hoot! Of course there are all his domestic and catering skills to be added too. No wonder he still is head hunted.
I am thankful for ... a letter from the Royal Brompton hospital, a copy of that sent to my GP for it reminds me of what I was told during my review, mentions my new medication and reminds me about various actions I must take. Perhaps next time I will ask Ian to take notes, there is so much to comprehend whilst trying to remember when I felt well, when I didn't, and how the unwellness varies. However, nothing but praise for the hospital.
From the kitchen ... two bags of morello cherries picked from a friend's garden as friend is moving soon and will not be able to use them. 
I am wearing ... Jeans size 12, so pleased I can fit into them again, blue top and navy blue cardigan.

I am creating ... sports car coat for Treasure's grandson, just have to pick up and knit collar and sew seams; a pink cushion cover for Martha and am making 124th hexipuff.

I am going ...  to try to see the Olympic Torch next week and then the road races which pass fairly near here. 
I am reading ... have yet to pick up book from last Monday's reading group meeting. We read One Day by David Nicholls. I enjoyed it, could see how it relates to the lives of a generation below mine, life was so different for us.
I am hoping ... the Olympics are a success, London is buzzing, busy and I think the clear direction signs stay put on the Underground after the games are over.
I am hearing ... very little, just a few planes, not sure whether they are arriving or departing.
Around the house ... beautifully clean and tidy thanks to our Treasure who came today.
One of my favourite things ... going into London. Last Tuesday went to the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy with some of the artists from Ian's U3A group. We copied an idea, instead of slowly perusing each painting, look at an area from a distance and just study a work that appeals rather than viewing everything. Really worked, we saw far more than a couple of years ago. Still spent a goodly time looking at the architectural models and associated art in those rooms.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week ... well maybe cooking with the cherries; completing the jacket and starting a beanie hat; volunteer work at Local Studies; planting a geranium cutting that has rooted...

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  1. This is such a good idea! Maybe I'll nick it, if I may, and write my own Daybook post...?

  2. What a marvellous post! Envious of the Morello cherries, glad my new jeans fit though slightly anxious they cling more than I'm used to.