Happy Birthday to our Queen who is 95 today. After recent events and Covid, there will be no National celebrations, but from what I’ve read, the Royal Family will be visiting her in relay to mark the occasion.
The day has dawned cold and windy. We turned the heating off yesterday as we have several times during the day over the past week as it’s been so warm and sunny, but my feet and hands are cold so it’s going on again together with the kettle for a third cuppa!
I have done my Rita Meter Maid impression and we are looking good, having used just £9 of energy this week. My new spreadsheet is working well, as this includes the daily standard charge too, so when our bills come in, I’ll have no nasty surprises. We take full advantage of fixed tariffs, and this one expires at the end of September. Even if the new company end up charging us monthly in full rather than a budget plan spreading the cost over the year, I’m getting a good idea of how much we spend. It may sound a little extreme or obsessive, but we refuse to be cold in the winter and I can make allowances elsewhere.
Today will see day 2 of the chili I made yesterday. Hubby managed it with no problems after whizzing his portion, and today he fancies pasta rather than a jacket potato with it. Using the same quills as I do for his McCheese this should also be OK. We’re getting there.
Tomorrow will see us with either stew or something shop-bought depending on when we get back from his hospital appointment.
The other day I was cutting out flowers and butterflies from pretty paper bags. I might have a go at using them today and see how they work out. Pointless doing loads and then finding them no good. I’ve thought about if the double sided tape shows through and have decided to do thin strips radiating out from the centre to the edge which might make it look like part of the petal rather than an ugly blob. We shall see. I’ve also got an idea for abstracts which might work for my Hello cards.
Our day is otherwise our own to do as we please, though with this wind, we will not be venturing far. What are your plans?