Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Thoroughly Refreshed

   Everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief this morning - it was so fresh and cool after our recent heat wave. I enjoyed my walk to fitness class and had so much more energy after a good night's sleep. Spent the rest of the afternoon with my nose in a book, my favourite pastime.

Lined up on my bedside table - the one's on the right are from the library and MUST be read from top to bottom, although I am dying to get to the Diana Gabaldon book, she of the "Outlander" series. The others are for next year's book club and will be left until closer to the meeting.

My echinacea plants are doing well this year, and the insects love them.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Hawaiian Lunch

   Special event at the Senior's Centre - the food was more Chinese than Hawaiian but we were entertained by the dance group after. Then we got to try it!

About 80 people attended.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Rain At Last

    A heavy downpour this afternoon but it hasn't cooled things off much - still hot and humid. Since the rain had softened the grass I spent half an hour pulling weeds but still lots there. At least the rain filled up the pool a bit.

   Bridge this afternoon but I didn't walk over in case I got caught in the rain. There was a treat waiting for us - a plate of fresh fruit! I guess they want to make sure we seniors are getting enough of it. I had brought a very healthy lunch, Waldorf salad, so I was well fed. Fish for dinner tonight, probably Kedgeree with pickled beetroot.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Another Scorcher!

    I have been hiding indoors today as the thermometer hit 36C this afternoon - that's 97F and that was in the shade! It has cooled off a bit but still over 30C at 7:00 p.m.

    I played tennis this morning but, after a short warm up and two games, I was pretty much done. I managed to complete the set but Kathy and Helen beat Susan and me 6-1!  Thank goodness it was a short set. Home for a swim and a nap (I didn't get much sleep last night) and the rest of the day spent reading with another dip or two. The garden is in need of a good soaking. My current book is "By Gaslight" by Steven Price. Very good!

Cherry tomatoes ripening nicely. I have had a couple with lunch for the last few days.