Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The Summer Runs

   Not feeling 100% today - runny tummy and loss of appetite. I just had yogurt for breakfast and a hard-boiled egg for lunch. I will eat a normal (but light) dinner and see how I feel tomorrow.

    I did manage to go to my exercise class as I was getting a bit of cabin fever, and stayed to work in the kitchen, serving coffee. The hot pies we sell made me a bit nauseous but I managed to make it through my 3-hour shift. Came home and had a nap followed by a swim - it's terribly hot and humid today and will be more of the same for the next few days - supposed to get up to 34C on Saturday!

    Forgot to say I did have a coffee and cookie after my exercise class as they are free when I work a shift - can't pass up a freebie!

Monday, 15 July 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

Tennis at Wimbledon

   Thought I had better get a post in today or my followers (such as you are, not too many I think) in case you think I have "shaken off this mortal coil".

   It's been a busy week with the family here and my own usual activities. I won't go over everything but today I was out extremely early to help set up the "Wimbledon Brunch" at the tennis club. It was a great spread (all pot luck) ranging from home baked scones, muffins, croissants and cake to strawberries and cream. Also crackers, cheese, watermelon, cherries, soft drinks and, of course, lots of coffee on tap all morning. We played tennis, watched the Men's semifinal matches, played more tennis and chatted. We had a huge turnout, close to 60 people (as we usually do when there is free food on offer) and tons of food left over. People were going home with almost as much as they brought! 

   I was home by 12:30, had a swim, a nap and then spent almost an hour getting a new gas tank for the BBQ - several false starts before I finally found the best deal. Tonight I plan to barbecue some chicken souvlaki that I found in the freezer (probably Judy's) and will have it with salad and sweet potato. Then an early night, methinks!

Friday, 5 July 2019

The Heat Continues

   My computer has just told me it is 32C here today and I don't dispute that. It was fearfully hot at tennis this morning although we started at 8:00 a.m. People were dropping like flies (not literally which was fortunate as we have several 80- and 90-year olds) and most had drifted off by 10:30. I went home then too for a nice cool swim but grandson had turned on the pool heater, so not as refreshing as usual!

    The family are off to the trailer this afternoon so it's just me, Holly and Stripey. The latter has been brought downstairs to the office as the bedroom was just too hot for her. Judy was busy jam making this morning (I did mine yesterday) so we are both now well stocked for the coming year. The strawberries were so large and luscious that it took no time at all to pick them. In fact it took me longer to drive to the strawberry field than it did to fill my bucket! I have quite a few left to snack on or freeze.

My well-stocked cupboard.