I woke up with a pounding headache, which I’ve had off and on for almost 3 weeks now, which, coupled with the clocks going forward an hour, made me almost tempted to miss swimming, but I know how important swimming is for my physical and emotional health, so I mustered as much energy as I could find and off I went. After a lovely forty minute swim I went to check on my friend’s house (I’m house sitting) and while there I watched a fascinating interview with Emma Thompson on the Andrew Marr Show (a political program here in the UK). Her points about how unhelpful a lack of bipartisanship is, really rang true to me – the more I study & learn, the more I disdain Unilateralism! In fact I became so engrossed I forgot that the clock wasn’t correct and I missed Church. Ooops!
After re-arranging curtains and blinds (so people couldn’t look in and see an empty house!) I picked up my mum and we head out to the seaside for a lovely walk. It was very slow because of her back, but lovely. I’ve been searching for Middlemarch for weeks (it is the book my bookclub is reading for April) and there was a bookstall at the beach. My budget was 28 pence (which was all I had on me). I thought it was hopeless as the bookstall was very much “fluffy books”, but just as I was turning to leave I jokingly said “Dear Lord, help me find this book” and it was literally in front of me, in a box labelled 75 pence, but on sale for 25 p. WOW!
And now the roast chicken, roast potatoes, roasted carrots and roast parsnips are cooking! Soon I will cook the yorkshire puddings (a traditionally English accompanyment), brussel sprouts and peas, before dashing to the vet for more injections and monitoring! Two weeks after the attack kitty’s skin is black and blue with bruising! Poor girl!
The evening will be spend relaxing with a knitting project, a lit fire, Countryfile and lots of lists and plans for the move (I’m soooo excited!), checking on all your blogs, finishing off Luke in my Bible and sending a few emails! Yes, simple and joyous!
I hope your Sunday is simple, relaxed and reclaimed?