Oh March, you tease! After a truly glorious beginning to last week, when I felt that my winter blues might forever be banished, I woke on Friday morning to the dripping of raindrops from tree branches and felt an appreciable dip in temperatures that had me rushing to turn the radiators up. It is still very much jumper-and-heated-blanket weather (I cannot contemplate a time before heated blankets!) and doesn’t look like it’ll be getting better any time soon. Argh!
Mother’s Day passed peacefully and enjoyably, as I cooked the most succulent roast beef dinner for my mother. The beef was reared some ten miles away from her front door and tasted so rich and tender that it needed virtually no cooking whatsoever (a perfect medium rare!). It had to have been one of the best beef joints that I’ve ever eaten. Yum.
Now it is Sunday evening and the washing machine is turning, the radiators are going full pelt and soft lights are glowing. I am under a blanket and wearing my owls jumper (sewing on the eyes are on tomorrow’s to-do list) and am so grateful for its warmth and cosiness. I am eagerly awaiting the next episode of Call The Midwife, all the time rippling my way along my plum and tweed ripple blanket (unfortunately no photos; it has been a distinctly camera-free weekend!).
Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment that I am dreading; partially because it’s with a kind-of new doctor and partly because I am concerned as to what she/he will be like (and how long it will take to recite my medical history). Ho hum. I also have to have words with my phone provider (ugh), which will undoubtedly involve a scratchy line to a call centre in India, a lot of listening to Coldplay on loop (why?!) and a possible (but not guaranteed) solution to my mobile phone woes (double ugh). Once all of that is out of the way, I hope that the week will be far kinder and more pleasant as I have taken a leap and joined the local swimming pool (and bought a new swimming costume) in an attempt to get myself back to a regular routine of endorphins, mile-long swims and better health. That’s positive, right?!