Greetings, villagers, from hot and sunny Oxfordshire.
The laptop was doing a huge update earlier so I couldn't get in here.
OH went for his walk early.
YD has had her online tutorial.
Two loads of washing are on the line. Somehow I think they will dry.
I've tried on two new dresses from the Long Tall Sally closing down sale. One fits perfectly because it's a bit stretchy. The other just fits, which is an incentive to lose the stone or so I've put on recently.
We're going to have a BBQ later, when it cools down a bit.
Chicken report: the hens are enjoying sunbathing on the lawn. They stretch out their wings like little angels. Three eggs, from Lottie, Lilith and Griselda.
Have you tried it on a Thursday? That's when we get all the other stalls that "buy junk and sell antiques".
frrr... No, I don't think so. BUT is it Good quality Junk.. no rubbish?
I couldn't possibly say what you'd consider good quality or rubbish. But I did by chance find some spoons and forks in one stallholder's "50p each" box --- EPNS, nothing special, but in good nick and good enough.
Not quite so heavy and humid here, thank goodness. Nothing exciting planned - an attempt at sorting some of the hoarding that has built up since we moved here in 1975. Boring but necessary. Although I get sidetracked when I find some things. I've got copies of my dad's war record - he was in the Intelligence Corps. Pages of it and handwritten with numerous abbreviations and initials. Needs to be transcribed - but I don't think anyone in the family has time.
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Good morning from already very warm and sunny Oxfordshire.
While we would love to go to the beach, OH and I have decided to stay inland and avoid the hordes. We're going to try to go to Minster Lovell, by the river Windrush. We hope not too many wild-swimmers will be there this early. I think YD will stay indoors with her room air conditioner on. She's still asleep.
Chicken report: three eggs, from Lilith, Lottie and Griselda again.
=^..^= What do you mean, there's no room in my shopping trolley? Of course there is.
I hope everyone has survived the heat without melting. OH and I were glad of his air-conditioned car today.
The best laid schemes... OH and I arrived in Minster Lovell fairly early, we thought. Not so. It's a single track road with a one-way system to go in and out of the village, and the place was packed. No parking at all, nowhere to turn round, and lots of walkers in the way, oblivious to cars. We had to back up some distance to let other cars out, waiting for the drivers behind us to realise that we were going nowhere until they moved, but we did eventually find a verge to turn round in. The only place with any spaces was the cricket ground, at the entrance to the village, quite a walk to the medieval hall and dovecote ruins and the river. Unfortunately people were already arriving for a match. We gave up the idea of the river and went to Burford, where we found a very nice gastropub, The Angel at Burford, just off the main road. It was not too busy. We were shown to a shady table at the end of the garden where we enjoyed a pint of Old Hooky Gold each and a very good lunch. Lovely people, safe environment, good food and drink.
It was too hot and crowded to walk up and down the hill in Burford, so we went back to the car and drove to North Leigh Roman villa. I'd seen via a FB friend that the building with the mosaics in is open this weekend 11am-5pm, and another couple of weekends this summer, so this was our back-up plan. The only downside is that it's about half a mile down a farm track, which means it's half a mile uphill on the way back. I was wearing some very old, stretched shoes, so my broken-but-mending toe didn't complain too much. However, I'm very unfit. OH is in much better shape because he walks a lot, something I've been unable to do for nearly a month. I had to stop several times on the way back. It was lovely and breezy on the hill though, so very pleasant when resting, and we found some ripe blackberries. We had to have timed tickets to see the mosaics, but entry was free. There were several knowledgeable guides available. We had to wear face coverings inside the building, and they had a supply of masks for anyone who didn't have one.
Greetings, villagers, from mild and overcast Oxfordshire. It's going to be hot when the cloud burns off.
OH is cleaning the Eglu. He has found three broken and shell-less Pearl eggs in the sawdust under the slatted perch area inside.
My sister has organised a Zoom meeting with ED and me this evening. YS and family have planned a Facetime meeting with me for later on. That's this evening taken care of! We'll be having our BBQ early today.