HAPPY NEW WEEK!
I hope everyone has a good week.
The new moon (the dark moon) is Monday, the 13th.
I don't have any interesting news. We had a record-breaking very warm day early in the week. I stood outdoors, breathed deeply, looked over my patch, and said a final good-bye to summer. Now it's getting colder and all I want to do is eat and sleep!
Take care of yourselves!
Thank you DIANE. Curious you too had a single warm day this week. On Friday we had a max of 40 C, unusual for November in South Aussieland. A weak cool change that evening dropped the temp and today it is only 19 C. I’m not complaining.
Back to church this morn, having missed a few weeks. There had been too many people coughing but I feel a little safer now I have had my jab. Covid numbers are rising rapidly and it is only the start of the χmas party season.
I wonder about LINDA & OH. Tomorrow a cruise ship is docking at Outer Harbor (near Port Adelaide) with a reported 100 covid & gastro cases on board. Unwell passengers confined to cabins. Well passengers given vouchers to encourage them to go ashore to allow deep cleaning. Give me travel on dry land.
I have weeded (a little) and inspected tomatoes intending to stake them if “arms” long enough. I was shocked to find the new variety already has bunches of fruit, green but decent size, hidden underneath, almost resting on the soil. Too late to fertilize that one. Maybe I shall have ripe tomatoes before χmas.
Mention of that word reminds me I must buy χmas cards this week and think about posting overseas mail before end of month. Where has the year gone?
OH is out for his walk and I cannot remember what I was intending to do when he was not around. . .
Yeah, I've said 'good bye' to my garden too, Diane. Definitely needs putting to bed for the winter now. Oh well, a little at a time over 3 or 4 weeks (if weather permits)
Have a good week everyone
Thank you Diane for starting us off. Glad you enjoyed a little bit of a late summer (if only for one day)
AQ - I see you are having weird weather events too.
Rosy - I get those orange fault thingies almost all the time but the site still works for me. I just ignore them.
Brrrr. I have just been out to scrape up some leaves and feed the birds. It is cold, dull and damp!!! Yuk.
I will give you an account of my busy Thursday. I went out with the ladies birdwatching group to Ty Mawr Country Park on the Llangollen side of Wrexham. Naturally it was raining when we arrived, but, dressed in all our gear, we set off and the weather soon improved. We had brief showers throughout the walk but we kept going. the river Dee was flowing very fast indeed so there were no water birds whatsoever- not even a mallard in a calmer bit!!! We did see some nice little birds including 2 flocks of long tailed tits. It was a beautiful walk though and the autumn colours were wonderful.
It was a circular walk so we then drove over the river to Trevor the site of the famous aqueduct. We had a very nice lunch in a cafe there which is in a former chapel. After lunch, I had time to kill before an appointment so, with one of the ladies, I walked over the aqueduct and along the towpath a bit. I got totally drenched!!!!! Good though.
View from the aqueduct
I then continued to the hospital in Wrexham where I had my 2nd annual check up mammogram. Results in January. Fingers crossed.
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