Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!
Saturday, 1 September 2018
Here we are it is the first day of meteorological Autumn. But from the warm in the sun today it has felt just like Summer all over again.
The morning began with a cuppa in bed, whilst watching the news and weather, which reckoned we would have a nice few days ahead of us. It all bodes well for the Heritage Weekend coming up.
Up and about, Paddy got his walk and then his breakfast. At the moment the old boy seems to be rallying with his eating and in general, which is wonderful because he has been such a worry of late. He will be 15 years old in January, so we cannot expect to much from him, but it is good that he seems to be enjoying life again.
After breakfast, I got on with varnishing the galley doors.
Ian our site manager let us know before he went to lunch that gas prices are going up, so if we needed a new gas bottle, now was the time to get it, so I got our empty bottle out of the gas locker and when Ian came back from his lunch, I went and got us a new bottle. This will keep us going until we come back from our cruising and beyond. It seems to me everything keeps going up, but what we get for our money stays the same and nothing ever goes down in prices. It makes me wonder how people manage on restricted incomes, because we just about manage at the moment, but if things keep going up,we will have to tighten our belts I think.
By 2pm all jobs on my list were done for the day and a coffee was very much called for. I had used up my energy supply for the day, so it was time to put my feet up and watch a film. Film of the day was Wyatt Earp 1994 starring Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid. Great film, which I have seen before.
After dinner, I got on and watered the plants we had moved earlier in the day. I want to give them a good chance of survival, especially the Rhubarb. With the nights now drawing in, I will soon be turning my attention to lighting the fires, cooking stews and baking cakes. That reminds me, I need to do some baking.
Pop back soon xxx