For the 1st time in weeks we spent time with our youngest grandsons, in their garden, Will was brilliant and understood we could not touch or cuddle, but we could still play with him, he told us Boris Johnson made these rules, and we had to be good. I did visit our oldest grandsons Josh and Sam, at their house on Saturday, with both visits we stayed outside and kept our distance, leaving without cuddles was very hard, but it's a step forward.
I have been given 3 books by Martina Cole, and was told she is good. The swearing in this book is ripe, using words I don't like, but the story was good. I did start another book but it was so similar to this one, Irish family, lots of lads all swearing, so I've put it down, I think I will bother with another book from her.
Maggie from BlackCountry Wench baked a marmalade cake, looked good click on the link to see her post, so hubby baked one, we only had lemon marmalade, the cake is moist and beautiful, we are enjoying every morsel.
My BMI has reduced again, which is pleasing, I am very close to my next target, we had a naughty weekend, homemade pizza and red wine, as well as scones with jam and cream twice last week. I don't do well on diets, but our way of preparing food and what we eat has changed and this is allowing the weight loss. Hubby hit another big target and is now down to a healthy weight, and no longer over weight.
We are not in the garden so much, through the heat of the day we are inside, loving the cool, we would prefer to be outside in the shade, but the issues from next door are stopping us. The smell of cats and flies are over powering at times, doors and windows are being kept closed, we knew it would start again, I have emailed our environmental health, but they have not done much for the past 8 years, so we are not expecting much support from them. This summer we don't have the option of going out for the day, it's only bad on very hot days, it has been building for weeks, but it's how we have to live. I am praying for a couple wet days which lowers the smells.
My water butt's are very low, I require rain water for my blueberries and a couple plants in the greenhouse, we have just had our first rain in ages, just a wetting of the ground, did not last more than 10 minutes, not enough to clear any of the dust around, we need a good storm, but I'm not holding on to much hope. I water the garden every other evening, giving everywhere a good soak, and the whole garden is looking good.
We have no plans to go anywhere other than local, we are hoping to go for a walk with daughter, Will and George later this week, it feels so good to be able to see them again.
I have a few things due from purchases on the net, I got some lights for the greenhouse, my old lights broke and I love to see the greenhouse after dark, the old lights were a few years old, so not complaining. June is going to be an expensive month, but I'm not wasteful with my spending, I may have ordered some sandals from Clark's sale, I have a few pairs but most are scruffy.