Hello and welcome to my day!
Wednesday is meter reading day and all is as it should be. We had our water bill earlier in the week and that was a couple of pounds more than budget, but there has been a price increase on standing charges, plus this bill was for 100 days rather than the usual 90 which accounts for it. I’ve revised next year’s budget to cover an increase of £10 a quarter anyway as well as an extra fiver a month on our phone bill and we are still looking good for 2021. It always does on paper, but the proof is in the pudding so to speak. We’ll be OK.
The day started off bright and sunny, so guess what? Yep, we did more washing, this time stripping the beds earlier in the week than usual. The sun has now gone on its holidays but there is a breeze and it is still warm, so fingers crossed it should all dry.
Lunch today was ginger and pineapple pork. I added peppers and a thinly sliced carrot to give the mix some colour and it was one of my best.
Photo from August 2020 (minus peppers).
Maggie had some boiled chicken and rice as she has an upset tummy and got us up in the night. Her nose is cold but she’s a little subdued obviously. No accidents indoors which is a good thing, bless her. She was happy to go for her walk this morning though, so she will have a quiet day.
Covid is making school attendance a nightmare. So far, 18 schools in the county have had confirmed cases, and they’ve been back less than a week. We are both anxious as one is less than 10 miles away and there are teenagers that attend it here in our road. Apparently all year 7 and year 10 pupils, plus anyone travelling on the private school buses have been asked to self isolate pending the results of tests.
In contrast, a pensioner’s brother came to visit from Australia in January and has been unable to go back because of lockdowns. There are now money issues as Australia have stopped his pension because he’s been out of the country for 6 months, so he is trying to get something sorted here as he has dual nationality.