Goodness, the weather is grim here in Essex today. It is dark, wet and miserable. I am missing the sunshine and being able to get out in the garden. There are so many jobs to do out there but it has either been wet or freezing. I hope it is better for the weekend. In the meantime, the Secret Santa present I got at work cheered me up this morning – it is growing beautifully on the window sill. Stupidly, I threw away the box and can’t remember the name of the plant, but I think it was an azalea. We shall see when it flowers. I hope that it is soon to add a bit of joy to the gloom.
I am still keeping up the New Year’s resolutions – exercise, no alcohol or chocolate, putting money aside and sticking to my food budget. My plan tonight is to go home and do a big yoga session. I have practiced most days. Even 10 minutes makes a difference! I might even go crazy and clean out another cupboard to save me some time at the weekend.
I also need to make a nice birthday cake for DD3, who will be 17 at the weekend. I am not paying for a party this year, but have agreed to a takeout on Sunday. I will be checking out some recipes and trying to use what is in the cupboard.
In the meantime, some of my garden pictures will have to sustain me until I see the sun….