Another good, albeit slow day.
We rose late (that sounds like the opening line of a Victorian novel). About nine o’clock late. I actually woke then, which is the latest I’ve woken for as long as I can remember. This is not through idleness, although it could be the sign of ageing, it’s just the way things are. We are staying up much later than normal – I used to be in bed by about ten and up at work (yes, sad old me) at about 7.15 even at school – and last night after reading it was nearly midnight by the time we called it a day. Unlike Margaret Thatcher we both need our sleep and in a very good bed with great black out blinds, we sleep like hedgehogs.
We breakfasted, I went over the half of a chapter I had written the night before and then we cycled into town for a coffee and some forward planning. We thought it was going to be warm, but a nippy northerly wind put paid to any chance of us feeling like we ought to be wearing our birthday clothes. Still we had coffee outside and started to plan our trip back the UK (which has a surprise timing twist, but we’re keeping that quiet at the moment) and are already looking forward to a bit of British normalness. Stand by TK Maxx and Morrisons we’re on our way!
We have a long list of stuff we need to do, like doctors, dentists, (for us and Doris), work on property as well as seeing friends and family. And we have to see one or two folk we have either met en route, or electronically. So that something to look forward to.
Back at Doris, after lunch, we gave Doris a pretty good spring clean, including removing both the main mattress and the topper and cleaning underneath. I have her a cat’s lick on the outside and whilst I ran round the lake again (about 4.5 miles) C finished off. Whilst she ran I completed Chapter Seventeen, so I already have one in the bank, and will start Eighteen tomorrow. I am confident that if we were static in some little cottage somewhere I’d have it finished by now.
Supper – I haven’t mentioned that for a while – was a lovely moussaka and did some admin and watched some TV.
Moving on today to one of three ACSI campsites just up the road. The washing mountain is due an avalanche….
Have a great Thursday.