Readying The Garden For Winter

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There’s a chill in the air and it won’t be long before the weather turns, so it seemed like a good day to get the garden ready for winter.  That means cutting the lawns, putting the deck chairs away and the sun canopy, sweeping up, weighting everything down so it doesn’t blow away in the wind and a dozen little jobs.  I love tidying up and the resulting neat tidy garden was very rewarding.

I slept fairly well last night, stayed up until gone twelve and so I was nice and tired when I snuggled under the winter quilt and quickly drifted off, waking at seven, but then falling back to sleep until eight.  I then went to the Beach Terrace Cafe on my bike and cycled on to Blackpool.  The theft of the gear from my bike bag yesterday made my bike seem a little sullied, but I soon got over the uneasy feeling, I was annoyed to discover that they’d also stolen my mirror though.

In Blackpool I only went to the library and Wilko’s.  The library has a fairly good selection of magazines and I managed to grab Men’s Fitness and New Scientist and read them in the cafe, munching on crisps.  Although I still like reading magazines, the volume of adverts can be a bit overwhelming, I’m pleased I don’t buy them anymore.  From Wilko’s I bought a mechanical juicer, ours has mysteriously gone missing and we need one because Debbie has a cold and I needed to make up a cordial from lemons, limes and fresh ginger, it seems to work very well.

John and Jennie popped in for a visit before heading off to see Josie and we had a nice family meal discussing how credible I’m going to be as the father of a young fashion designer, when Anna and I do the tour of the London fashion universities next weekend.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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