Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 5:30 and made a pot of tea, then I sat and knitted till H got up and we had our breakfast. H then went into the garage to get our folding bikes out and put them into the boot of the car ready for us to go out later. While he was doing that I emptied the dishwasher and put everything away, dusted the lounge and made the bed. WhenH came in he made us a coffee and we got ready to go out. First we drove to Castle Rising and parked at the castle. We went in and looked round and walked all round the outside as well, It was very interesting. Then we took our little bikes out of the boot, assembled them and went for a ride round the village. We found a nice “ olde worlde “ tea shop where we had a pot of tea for 2, ham eggs and chips and a large glass of wine. After that we found a great cycle track that led to the Sandringham estate. It passed through some beautiful countryside and a huge wooded area where we saw some buzzards circling in a clear blue sky. We locked our bikes and walked to the church for a look round then cycled back to the car. On the way back we were going to stop at a little cafe we like for a cream tea but they closed at we got there so I popped into Tesco and bought us each a packet of hula hoops and a cinnamon and pecan slice, yummy. We had them with a cup of coffee, because we won’t need a proper meal this evening. Anyway, we have had a lovely day.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday.

I was up early, put on a load of washing, made a salad for my lunch and had my breakfast. I dressed, made the bed hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 29 bunches of carrots and a few loose ones and then trim leeks. At 12:30 Andy picked up my boxes of leeks and me and we washed them and packed a few before we had lunch. Then the boss came in and said he had more leek orders so I had to go straight back and trim more. Andy finished packing the first lot and then joined me trimming them. We went down at 3:30 to wash and pack them which took till my home time.when I got home I had a cuppa and a bath before cooking dinner. We had jacket potatoes, bacon, mushrooms, mushy peas and eggs. I don’t have to go again till Thursday so tomorrow we are going out to somewhere nice.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A beautiful day.

We both got up at 6.40, I put on a load of washing and we had our breakfast. We had a coffee and I hung the washing out. I read a chapter of my book and at 8.45 we got ready to go out on our bikes. The weather was lovely. We did 32miles and there were loads of people taking advantage of the track. I have done 102.2 miles this week so I am happy. It’s the most I have done in a week for ages. W e tried quite hard this morning and we were both sweating when we got home. We had a shower and a pint of shandy. Then for lunch we had a bacon sandwich with mustard and a cup of coffee. We watched the tour of Turkey this afternoon, I got the washing in all nice and dry yet again. For dinner we had a steak and onion pie with potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. It’s work for me tomorrow so roll on Tuesday.!!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday. o

H woke me up at 6. 30, I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I dressed as soon as I had finished and we went shopping. When we got back H made us a coffee and then went up to ride 75k on his turbo. I put on a second load of washing, made a loaf of bread, unpacked all the groceries, put them away and hung out the washing. After that I went to my butchers in the car and on the way back I went to the chicken farm for eggs. When I came back H was downstairs, I was surprised because he should have still been riding but he said his computer crashed so he couldn’t carry on. We had a Stilton topped pork pie for lunch with a coffee and watched a cycle race from Turkey.  I washed my hair and got the washing in, nice and dry again. I have been knitting all afternoon and for dinner tonight we had belly pork with peas and a huge chunk of cheese and garlic bread instead of potatoes, it was nice.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Friday.

I got up at 6, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out and we had a coffee. H got our bikes out of the garage, oiled our chains ready for us to go for a ride. We left home just  after 9.30 and took the scenic route to visit H’s brother. We had a cup of tea and a biscuit and stayed for around an hour and cycled along the cycle track back home. It was very windy and we were battered about on the way there on the road but we were sheltered on the track on the ride back. H has a sore knee so our ride wa s pretty slow. We had a pot noodle for lunch, watched a cycle race then had a shower. My washing all got nice and dry in the strong wind. I have started some more knitting. For dinner tonight we had pork chops, fried onions and leeks and potatoes. Now I am going to have an apple because I haven’t eaten much today, I have lost a pound this week, I know it’s not much but I am so pleased because I have been stuck on the same weight for ages.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Lazy Thursday.

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing then I just sat and read my book till H came down. We had our breakfast and I hung out the washing. We had a proper coffee and I read more book. H went up and rode a race on his turbo while I topped up my garden rubbish bin ready for the bin men tomorrow. When he finished we had an instant coffee and as I was feeling lazy I just sat about for a while. We had cheese and biscuits for lunch with a cup of soup. I took my blood pressure and it’s really high today for some reason, it’s been pretty good until now. This afternoon we watched a cycle race, I had a shower and for dinner we had fish pie with peas and cauliflower. I hope I feel a bit more lively tomorrow because I want too go out on my bike.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wednesday.

I was up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I had made my salad yesterday so I just had to add some cheese. I dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and went to work. First of all we planted 6 trays of cabbages, it's our last planting for this year. It didn't take long and it was 150 dozen cabbages. After that I had to do 96 bunches of carrots and 16 purple ones. Then I went weeding, first I wed an onion bed but Andy came to take me to the yard where I had to lay out all the carrots so Andy could wash them and I packed them into boxes ready for our customers. We had our lunch and went back up the field to trim and box 5 boxes of turnips. After that I went back to the weeding, finishing the onions and starting on the leeks which are full of nettles. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a nice soak in the bath. For dinner tonight we had chicken in breadcrumbs with potatoes , cauliflower and beans. I don't have to work till Monday so it's a nice break.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Tuesday.

I was up at 6.40 this morning and not enough washing for a load. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. H asked what time I wanted to go out on my bike and I said about 10.30, he said ok. I went up, made the bed and thought I would read a couple of chapters of my book. I sat there reading my book when H came through dressed in all his cycle gear, even had his helmet on!! I checked my watch and it was only 9.30!! Anyway I quickly got ready and off we went. We had a lovely ride, 21 miles on the road and 18.9 along the track. I burnt over 1,000 calories so when we arrived back home we had a bacon sandwich and a glass of shandy. We had a shower and watched tv. For dinner tonight we had a quiche with potato fritters and mushrooms. I am working again tomorrow.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Monday.

I got up at5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed a salad for my lunch, made the bed, dressed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 24 bunches of beetroot and then trim leeks till 2pm. I did 14 boxes. Then Andy came up with the trailer and we went to the squashes and harvested 15 boxes. We had to clean them all before we boxed them up. At 3.30 we washed and packed the leeks and I came home. I have tomorrow off and I am back on Wednesday. For dinner we had eggs, chips and peas. I love my home made chips.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday.

Yesterday I didn't blog!! We had my brother and sister in law to dinnerand when they left it was my bedtime. We had a nice evening,it was nice to catch up. This morning I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast I hung the washing out, emptied the dishwasher and put on a loaf of bread. At 10.30 we got ready to meet out Daugter and son in law to go for a ride along the track to Reepham station where we had a coffee and a natter before riding back home. The track was pretty muddy after yesterday's rain but we all really enjoyed it. (21 miles for us ) but further for the other two who had to get to ours in the first place. H hosed our bikes down when we got back while I made coffee and sandwiches. We didn't do much this afternoon, H watched tv πŸ“Ί while I read a book. For dinner we had some leftover chicken in wine to which I added sausages and more potatoes, it was tasty. Tomorrow I have to work.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday.

I managed to stay in bed till 6.55 when I got up and put on a load of washing. H was already up. I had my breakfast and then we had a coffee. I hung out the washing and polished all my brasses. After that we went to B & Q for a pot of paint and on the way back we picked my prescription from the chemist. We had a pot noodle for lunch with an instant coffee and I got the washing in, it's all nice and dry. I did a bit of dusting and at 2 pm I went to the dentist for a clean and polish. It was wine o'clock when we got back and after that I had a bath and washed my hair. For dinner tonight we had a chicken lattice pie with roast potatoes and cabbage. We had sherry trifle for pudding.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday.

I didn't wake up till 6 this morning so it was a bit of a rush. I put on a load of washing, had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I dressed, made the bed and got ready to go to work. I had to do 20 bunches of golden beetroot, 30 bunches of purple ones, then 120 bunches of carrots and 23 bunches of purple ones. Then I helped the men pick 2 boxes of loose carrots and 2 boxes of parsnips. The men went down to the yard to wash and pack stuff and I sat in the field and had my lunch. I then went on to the leeks and I had to have 6 boxes, I had 4 when Andy joined me, after they were done we had to harvest 2 boxes of  swedes and 2 boxes of celeriac. We washed everything and it was 4 o'clock so I left the men to pack it all and I came home. I had a cup of tea and a bath then I cooked dinner, pork slices with cauliflower,purple carrots and potatoes. I have tomorrow off so I will be able to get some housework done. H hung the washing out for me and got it all dry.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wednesday.

I was up at 5.35, put on a load of washing, made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and lettuce rolls and a bottle of water for my lunch made the bed, dressed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to trim 2 rows of leeks first (4boxes ). Then I had to pick 140 bunches of spring onions, they took me ages, they are past the best and I will be glad when they are finished. After that I went back to Leeks till Andy same to take me to the yard to wash and pack everything before hometime. When I got home I had a splitting headache because of all the bending. I had a cup of tea and two paracetamols. I had a bath and cooked dinner, fish pie, cauliflower, peas and carrots. I have to work again tomorrow but the boss said I might be finished by lunchtime. H got the  washing in, all nice and dry with all the wind but I was cold at work.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday.

I managed to stay in bed till 7.15 this morning and H got up st 7.45. We had our breakfast and then a coffee. I made the bed and watched tele for a while then H said he was getting ready to go out on his bike so I went up and changed and off we went. We rode 36.7 miles so that's a good start for my October miles. I would like to ride 400 this month. When we got back H mowed the back lawn while I got us a coffee and a cheese and lettuce roll each. I then tidied the kitchen and did some more of my knitting. For dinner tonight we are having eggs beans and chips. Tomorrow I have to work again and I might have to go Thursday as well this week.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Monday

I got up at 5 because I couldn't sleep and sat and knitted till 6 when I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and lettuce rolls for my lunch with 2 tomatoes and a bottle of water. I hung my washing out, made the bed, dressed and went to work. I had to pick 36 bunches of carrots, 30 bunches of beetroot and trim 3 boxes of leeks. After coffee break I had to do 60 bunches of spring onions and then go back for leek trimming for the rest of the day. Andy collected me and the leeks at 3.30 so we could wash and pack them before home time. When I got home we had a cup of tea and I had a bath. When I came down I cooked dinner, salmon, potatoes, leek and cauliflower. H poured a glass of wine to go with it. I have now come upstairs to watch my soaps, I hope I can stay awake for them. I have to work again on Wednesday.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

The first of October went off with a bang for me !!!!

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing, it was raining. Then I made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. A little later H made us a coffee and then he went up to ride a race on Zwift. I swept and washed the kitchen floor and then the downstairs toilet. Well in there we had an old water softener, it was all wired in but doesn't work any more so I went up and asked H if I could take it out because it looked messy, he said yes so I came down, found my garden snips and simply cut through the wire. Well there was a terrific bang and a flash with flames and sparks and all our power went off! H had been riding for over an hour and was doing well then he lost it all!!! ( I didn't get shouted at too much! ) It took H ages to sort it all out. I made some bread rolls and we had one with corned beef and a cup of coffee for lunch. I sat and knitted for most of the afternoon and for dinner tonight we had sirloin steaks, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, onions, a fried egg and a roll. It's work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Wedding dress hunting.

I got up at 5.30 and put on a load of washing. I just sat and read my book after that waiting for H to get up which he did at 7.45 then we had our breakfast. I hung out my washing and I hung yesterday's out again because it was rained on yesterday. After that I dressed ready to go to the City. H took me to our daughters and we all went together, daughter, granddaughter and me. We met the bride to be in
'Costa' ( my other granddaughter) and all had a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows and a slice of something delicious before going to our first appointment. She tried on several dresses, all of which looked nice. We went from there to Primark for a look round and then on to giraffe for cocktails and lunch. We all had something different and it was all lovely. From there we went to Debenhams to try bridesmaid dresses on etc. After that we went back to the car, shopping on the way and on to our next appointment at 3pm. The traffic in the City was horrendous but we made it and we're only 6 minutes late! Anyway Christie fitted on 2 more dresses and they both looked nicer on her than any we tried at the first shop. She decided on the second dress which is beautiful and looked as if it was made for her. We then took her home and her fiancΓ© made us a welcome cup of tea then Daugter took me home. I left this morning at 9am and it was exactly 5pm when I got home. H made me a cup of tea and I cooked dinner, new potatoes, cauliflower, peas and pork slices in barbecue sauce. I then had a bath and have come upstairs to watch strictly come dancing.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday.

 I got up at 6 and woke H up so we could have our breakfast and go shopping. I put on a load of washing and off we went. When we got home we unpacked and put everything away, then we had a coffee and a jam and cream do nut. By the time we had eaten an drunk that it was raining so we hung on before getting ready to go out on our bikes. It had stopped by 10.15 so we got ready and went. We had only been about 4 miles when it began to rain again, however we carried on and just did a short round trip ( 19.8 miles ). The track was very muddy and by the time we got home I was filthy, mud from head to foot. For the last half mile it poured down and we were soaked, it's a good job it's warm. We had a shower, a coffee, a pot noodle and a slice of cake. For dinner tonight we are going to have a vegetarian meal, I  am making a pasta bake with quorn sausages, grated carrot fried onions and a white wine sauce and a shell pasta. It's wedding dress hunting day tomorrow we are all looking forward to it.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 6.45 and put on a load of washing. I waited for H to get up before having breakfast. We had intended to go out on our bikes this morning but it was pretty wet. I cleaned and tidied the lounge, we had a coffee and then we took down our kitchen blind and put it back up properly because one side had become loose and I was scared to open or close it in case it fell down.
H made a loaf of bread and I made a nice fruit cake. We then went into the passage and trimmed all the long bit of hedge so we don't get wet when we walk past. It was still dull at 10 am so we gave up on cycling and I started a new book while H studied his Spanish. We had cheese and biscuits for lunch and the sun came out so I hung out the washing and by 5.30 it was dry. For dinner tonight we had spaghetti bolognese and I had an apple for pudding. We hope to get a ride in some time tomorrow.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday.

I got up at 5.30 and put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 sandwiches for my lunch, one lettuce and tomato and the other corned beef and brown sauce. I hung out the washing, made the bed, dressed and went to work. I had to pick 190 bunches of spring onions first then 16 bunches of purple carrots and 84 bunches of orange ones. Next it was 30 bunches of beetroot and 2 boxes of loose carrots where Andy joined me. As soon as they were done we went to the yard and washed and packed everything. It all took till 2 minutes to 4 a nd my home time. When I got home we had a cup of tea and then a bath. For dinner tonight we had jacket potatoes, baked beans and breaded cod. The boss said he won't need me any more till next Monday. Since my dinner I have had a banana, a pear and an apple and I still feel hungry!! H had a glass of wine but I didn't because of all the calories.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6.30, put on a load of washing and then just sat and read tillH got up about half an hour later. We then had our breakfast. I had one slice of toast and he had 2. I couldn't make up my mind weather to have marmite or my homemade jam on mine so I ended up with a half slice of each. We also had a mug of tea and a little later a proper cup of coffee. I watered my outside pots, hung out my washing, made the bed and did a bit of clearing up. H did his Spanish homework. At 9.40 H said he was getting ready to go out on our bikes so I went up and put my cycle gear on and off we went. We had a lovely ride with me getting 2 ' Q O Ms' . When we got back we showered and changed, had an instant coffee and a bacon sandwich before going to one of our favourite pub/restaurants to book a meal on our 58th wedding anniversary and another to treat all our family. We do this because I can't have them all for Christmas any more. There are 12 of us now and it's not only hard work but there isn't really enough room to sit us all now. For dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cabbage and leeks. It's work for me tomorrow.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday.

Well it was work today so I got up at 6 and had my breakfast. I packed a small salad for my lunch and a corned beef sandwich. I made the bed, dressed, sorted my bag and went to work. I had to pick 200 bunches of spring onions, 36 bunches of carrots and a box of loose ones. Then I walked to the leeks and trimmed the 2 rows that the boss had lifted. Andy came and took me and my vegetables down tothe yard so we could wash and pack them all. By the time we had done all that it was 3 o'clock so we spent the last hour harvesting squashes. When I got home we had a cup of tea and then I had a nice soak in the bath. For dinner we had pizza with a salad which was nice. I have to go back to work on Wednesday which could be my last day this week.


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday.

 We both got up at the same time this morning, I put on a load of washing and H sliced off the bread for toast. We had a huge mug of tea and then a coffee. I hung out the washing and then prepared the fruit we gathered yesterday to make jam. It's turned out well. I vacuumed all downstairs and then made a loaf of bread. I pulled a few weeds out of the garden and then dusted before reading two chapters of my book. H had a turbo ride and when he had done we had an instant coffee and a corned beef sandwich. We watched the world championships cycle race for the senior men and then had a shower and I cooked dinner. We had pork with potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. The lump in my arm has gone down a bit, it's not painful unless I touch it but the bruise is huge. Tomorrow I have to go to work!!!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday.

I was up first this morning so I made the tea and waited for H to get up and slice off the bread for my toast. After breakfast we went to Asda for our weekly shop after that we went to M & S because it's ' meal deal ' week. Then on to Tesco bacause the other 2 shops don't sell the milk we like. As soon as we got back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. After our coffee we got back in the car and went to the doctors for our yearly flu jab. I had mine first and the lady who did it asked which arm? I wasn't bothered so I said either one. She was nearest my right arm so I thought she might as well do that one I tolled up my sleeve and it was done. It took us 4 minutes to get home and by the time we arrived I had a lump on my arm as big as a turkeys egg! It was very painful and a bruise began to form. We had a look at H's arm and we couldn't even find the needle mark? We got ready to go out on our bikes and rode 27.5 miles, half on the track and the rest on the road.
For lunch we had a corned beef sandwich and an instant coffee. We watched a cycle race with a glass of wine, had a shower and I cooked dinner, lasagne and garlic mushrooms. The swelling on my arm has gone down a bit but the bruise has spread over he whole of my upper arm!! The biggest problem is that I sleep on my right side and there is no way I will be able to lay on it so I won't get much sleep tonight.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday.

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing and H got up at 7. We had our breakfast and I hung out the washing then we had a coffee. I baked H some rock cakes and also made a loaf of bread. After that I sat and wrote an email to my brother in New Zealand and another to my sister in law who lives locally. We then had another coffee and watched the junior women's world championship cycle race. We had pilchards and beetroot with a slice of bread and butter for lunch and then I went to the hairdressers for a haircut. When I came out I went to K F C for our dinner!!! We had 3 pieces of chicken and 2 portions of chips each with a drink. We watched another race ( men's ) and had a glass of wine. My washing is dry again. I had time to do a bit of weeding in the garden, the weeds grow so much faster than my plants!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thursday.

We got up at 6, I put on a load of washing and H got the bikes out then we had our breakfast. I made the bedand hung out the washing, I read a couple of chapters of my book and at 9.30 we got ready to go for a ride. We went to Walcott, taking the scenic route. At Walcott we stopped at a cafe for a coffee and bacon butties. When we sat there I checked the miles we had done, 33.5 and when we got back home we had done a total of 63.8 so the way we came back was slightly  shorter. The minute we got home w e cha nged and went round to no1 sons because it is his wife's birthday.  We had a nice cup of tea and a chat and when we got home it was wine o'clock. For dinner tonight we had chicken curry.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday

I got up at 5.35 put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I had made my salad yesterday so I just dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and got ready to go to work. I had to do 240 bunches of spring onions first then 4 bunches of golden beetroot and 45 purple ones. After that I had to do 4 bunches of purple carrots and then 96 orange ones. After that I had to go to the yard to help wash and pack everything. When that was done I only had half an hour left so I had to go to the greenhouse and pull up all the old cucumber plants and some runner bean plants. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a bath before cooking dinner. We had jacket potatoes, baked beans and smoked cod. I am a bit stiff but nowhere near as bad as Monday! The trouble is I don't have to go in again till next Monday so even though I am pleased I don't have to work any more this week i guess I will be really sore again on Monday.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6.30 this morning, I still had a headache so took a couple of pills, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast (1 slice of toast and tea). When it was done I hung out the washing and made the bed while H made us a cup of coffee. He got our bikes out of the garage but we hung on till 9.50 before going out on our bikes. We went to see H's brother Phil who has terminal cancer. When we arrived at his sheltered housing he wasn't in so we went to where they hold ' coffee mornings ' and found him there. They were ll in some monthly meeting so Phil came out and spoke to us but we didn't stay. He is still in no pain. When we left there we had done 8 miles so we cattied on and rode 27 miles altogether, it was lovely but I think H was on a bit of a go slow and didn't ride as fast as I would have liked. When we got back he wiped the bikes down while I made us a coffee and we had a pot noodle with it. We had a shower and then we watched the ' world championships ' woman's time trial, because it was women H promptly fell asleep!! For dinner this evening we are having grilled tomatoes and mushrooms with quiche. We have just had a nice glass of white 🍷. H had red yesterday but I had none, I am trying not to drink too much alcohol 🍺 because I don't want to put on any weight. I have lost 16 pounds since Christmas and would like to loose a bit more if possible. When dinner is over I am going to pack a salad for my tomorrows lunch at work, I have pickled some beetroot, got lettuce, tomatoes, red pepper and spring onions, so I will hard boil an egg and it will be perfect.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Back to work.

I got up at 5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and lettuce sandwiches and 2 tomatoes with my bottle of water for lunch and hung the washing out. I dressed, made the bed and went to work. I forgot my phone and my Walkman so I didn't have a good day. I had to do 10 bunches of beetroot, 12 bunches of carrots and 70 bunches of spring onions for the first order, then I had to do another 36 bunches carrots and I was on leeks for the rest of the day. When I got home I had a splitting headache a sore knee and my back is really painful. Thank goodness I don't have to go again till Wednesday. I had a long soak in the bath and my back is a bit better but my head is awful. For dinner we had pork chops with new potatoes, broccoli, leeks and cauliflower.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday.

We both got up at 6.35 and had our breakfast, then while H was making the coffee i hung yesterday's washing out. He then went out front to clean the car while I cooked some beetroot and put my slow cooker on with some cubed beef and fried onions. I added some vegetables, water and red wine and just left it to cook all day.whenH had finished the car he got the bikes out so we could go for a ride.
( the car looks nice ). We put our cycle gear on and left just after 9am. We had a lovely ride and went to Holt via Hunworth and the horrible hill! There were loads of cyclists on the roads and we saw more bikes than cars!! We rode over 41 miles. We were home again by noon and I got my washing in, all dry. It's a good job I did because a few minutes later we had a shower of rain. We had a coffee and a cheese sandwich for lunch followed by a raspberry bun and a shandy. We sat and watched a bike race ( world champs team time trial ) when it was over I had a soak in the bath before dishing up dinner which was very tasty. Tomorrow I have to go back to the dreaded work!!!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Saturday.

H woke me up at 6.20 so I could have my breakfast and get ready to go shopping. When we got back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. Then H went up for a turbo and I vacuumed all downstairs, made a loaf of bread and some raspberry buns. After that I sat and read my book till he finished then I sorted lunch, instant coffee and salmon sandwiches. After that we watched a cycle race in Belgium and then I spent a bit of time weeding the garden but it began to rain again so I had to go in. For dinner tonight we had duck with broccoli,cauliflower and new potatoes, lemon cheesecake for pud.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Last day of hols.

I got up at 6.30 and hung out yesterday's washing. We had our breakfast and a coffee,then I read my book for a while. At 9.20 we went out on our bikes and we were looking forward to a nice long ride. We started off in sunshine but it clouded over much faster than was forecast so we changed our route. We went along a little lane to see if we could find some blackberries for our youngest son who has started on some sort of hunter gatherer regime. We managed to find an ice cream tub full but they are just about over. When we got back we had done almost 17 miles which was enough for us to say we had had our exercise for the day but we would have liked to have gone further. When we arrived back the sky was black but it was still dry even though we saw a huge rainbow. I got my washing in, dry, and then we pruned some shrubs in the garden. After that we had a shower and H took me out to lunch. We had a fabulous meal as the Marsham Arms. Once again we are both too full for any tea, we just had a cuppa and we will have a couple of biscuits with cheese for supper. Tomorrow we will be back to normal as the holiday is over but it's been really great. I am going to study the map and choose some more places I would like to visit.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Day 3.

I got up at 6.30 put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I then opened the curtains to find it was raining. So I made the bed, dressed and went into the garden to fill my brown garden rubbish bin because they collect it tomorrow. We had a coffee, I read a chapter of my book, the rain stopped and we got ready to go out. We went to Framlingham castle in Suffolk. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it all. We had a sharing platter for lunch which consisted of chicken, scampi, onion rings and garlic mushrooms on a bed of chunky chips with 3 dips. It was nice, with it we had a coffee and a large glass of white wine. We spent ages walking round the castle, we have so much history in our area. The weather stayed nice so it was our 3rd lucky day in a row. We arrived home at 4.30, had a shower and a cup of tea, then a glass of ginger wine that I bought H at the castle shop. I didn't want any tea I just had an apple. We have no plans for tomorrow, we may go for a bike ride if the weather permits.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Day 2 of the hols.

I got up at 6.45 after a lousy sleep. I don't think I had enough exercise yesterday!! We had our breakfast and a coffee, H went up to study and I flicked the duster round before reading 2 chapters of my book. At 10 we went off to Hunstanton (sunny hunny) and we were so lucky because it was. We had a coffee when we first arrived, went for a walk and then at lunchtime we went for fish and chips. It was really windy but warm and sunny and the sea was amazing to watch. The spray was coming right over the promenade and fun to avoid. When we left there we went round the coast to Sheringham where we walked down to the sea but the tide was right in, we had an ice cream and I bought some lovely wool, some lovely dark purple plums, some English apples and some bananas. After that we came home via Cromer where it was still clear and sunny. When we got home we had a cup of tea, a glass of wine, some plums and just a couple of cream crackers because we both still felt stuffed from our huge bit of fish at lunch. I have seen several photos on Facebook from the places we visited today with rain so we feel blessed because we saw no rain at all. I have had a nice relaxing bath so I hope to sleep better tonight. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday.

I managed to lie in till 6 and H layed in till 7! We had our breakfast then a coffee and I made the bed, watered the plants, had a quick tidy up and H did an hour of Spanish homework so I started a new book. As soon as he had finished we got ready to go out. First we went to Swafham for some egg and chips with a coffee to keep us going then we went to Castle Acre and Castle Priory. It was so interesting, we thought the priory was amazing and had no idea there would be so much there. On the way home we called in at a small tea shop for 2 cream teas, a perfect end to a fabulous day. So no cooking for me and a nice glass of red wine before my shower and a film. The weather was perfect too. I hope tomorrow goes as well.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out, packed my lunch ( salad sandwiches) dressed, made the bed and went to work. I worked my own all day which I like best. I had to do 60 bunches of spring onions, 24 bunches of carrots and 2 boxes of runner beans. After that I had to go back to onions and pick another 70 bunches,24 more bunches of carrots and then I spent the rest of the day trimming leeks. I was in the middle of the field trimming leeks when there was a massive thunder storm! First the wind got up to gale force then the rain started and finally the hail. There was nowhere for me to shelter so I just had to stand with my back to it. Anyway no more work for me till next Monday. When I got back home I had a cup of tea, a bath, a glass of wine then I sorted dinner. We had jacket potatoes, 2 fried eggs and a corn on the cob. I hope to lay in tomorrow.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6.20 and put on a load of washing before having my breakfast. We had a coffee, I read a bit of my book, hung out the washing and then got on with my lroning and when it was all done I put it away and got ready to go out on my bike on my own. I wanted some more blackberries to make some more blackberry whiskey and when we were out yesterday we saw some nice ones, the only trouble is they were 13 miles away. So I went off to pick some and then home again stopping at the crab house on the way for 2 nice crabs. When I got home I cleaned and dresssed the crabs and we had them for lunch. I got the washing in, all dry and we watched the cycle race. ( I rode 26 miles). I had a shower and H made a nice cup of tea. We had pizza for dinner with chips and corn on the cob. I have to work tomorrow because my boss is away but then I am on holiday till next Monday.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Saturday.

H woke me up at 6.20 so I dressed,came down and had my breakfast. As soon as I had finished and cleaned my teeth etc we went shopping. We had it all done quite quickly and were home again by 8am. I unpacked and put everything away while H got our bikes out of the garage and made us a coffee. I made the bed and changed into my cycle gear ready to go out for a ride. We had a lovely ride although it was a bit sticky in places. We did 33.5 miles and saw a buzzard flying very low across the track, we also saw several voles, mice and rats so there is plenty of food for the raptors. When we got back home H hosed the bikes down while I got lunch, cheese and cucumber rolls with celery. We also had a glass of wine. We sat and watched the ' tour of Britain ' , I had a Beth and we had a cup of tea. I cooked dinner which was nice, Spanish chicken, patatas bravas and peas with lemon cheesecake for pudding. We are watching pointless and when it is over I have to go up to watch strictly come dancing which starts tonight. ( Christmas must be on its way!!!)

Friday, 8 September 2017

Dentist day!

I got up just after 6 and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast and a coffee then I hung out the washing. It was pretty dull so we decided not to go out on our bikes and I had to go to the dentist this afternoon for a filling. We had a cheese and salad roll for lunch with a coffee. I got to the dentist at 2.20 and came out at 3.06. It's a long while to sit with your mouth open!!! But it was worth it because it has saved my tooth. The dentist said it might be a bit painful until it settles down but the numbness has worn off and I can't feel a thing. When we left there we popped round to see our daughter and granddaughter, we had a cup of tea which helped my mouth πŸ‘„. For dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cauliflower, runner beans and broccoli, it w as a nice meal and perfect for me because i didn't want to chew tonight, i will be fine tomorrow.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 5.40 and didn't have any washing for a change. I had my breakfast packed 2 of my home made rolls for my lunch filled with cheese and lettuce. I made the bed, dressed and went to work.
I had to do 80 spring onions, a box of runner beans, 25 beetroot and 4 bunches of golden beetroot. I then had to go back to onions for another 40 bunches. After that it was 5 bunches of radishes, the last for this year, 24 bunches of carrots and 8 bunches of purple ones. Lastly a box of tomatoes before I helped Andy to wash everything, pack it and put it all away. It was then 2.15 and there was nothing else for me to do so I had to come home. For dinner tonight we had yesterday's leftover vegetables with chorizo a pasta sauce and pasta, it was tasty. I have to go to work again on Monday so a nice break.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday.

We were up at 5.50, I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung out the washing and we had a coffee. I made the bed, dressed and did a bit of clearing up because H's sister, husband and brother were all coming to lunch. I put the wine and water in the fridge, made some dough for bread rolls and made the base of the banoffee pie. My bread rolls turned out well. H sliced and fried a huge pan of onions and I prepared the runner beans, peas and potatoes for chips. They all arrived around 12.15 and I asked if they wanted wine, flavoured or plain water, or fruit juice. They all wanted a cup of tea except H who opened the wine. Lunch was at 12.45 and was very nice though I say so myself. Sirloin steak, chips, peas, runner beans, fried onions and buttered rolls. The dessert was yummy and we finished off with cheese and biscuits. H and I thought that his brother,who has pancreatic cancer, looked very well. They all left at 3.45 because they were going to see their great granddaughter who was born the day before yesterday. When they left I cleared the table and stacked the dishwasher. H and I finished the wine, I managed to get a small glass, he had drunk all the rest!!! We are both feeling quite full still so for tea I have made us each a cheese roll. I have to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tuesday

 I didn't get up till 7.15!!! I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I watered my pots and made the bed. When the washing was done I hung it out and did a bit of clearing up. I read a chapter of my book and at 10 o'clock I changed into my cycle gear so I could go part of the way with H when he went for his Spanish lesson. It was very dull but warm so I rode in my shorts and t shirt. The wind was quite strong so I decided to go along the track. When I got as far as Reepham the skies opened and I got soaked through to the skin. However it was still warm so I carried on and when I was halfway home the rain stopped and by the time I arrived back I was dry again!! I did 27 miles. H was back before me so we had our lunch,( a bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee. )Then my sister in law rang to tell me she is a great grandmother, her granddaughter has had a baby girl so, as she is coming to lunch tomorrow I have spent the rest of the day knitting a pair of bootees and have just finished them. I had  a break while I cooked dinner, we had breaded cod, new potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with stewed apple and cream for pud.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5.50, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch ( pork sandwiches with tomatoes and a banana) made the bed sorted my bag etc and went to work. I was going to hang out the washing but it was raining so I left it for H to do when the rain stopped. I had to pick 25 bunches of radishes, 12 bunches of carrots and 150 bunches of spring onions. Andrew was on onions with me. When they were done Andrew left and I then had to pick another 80 bunches and 36 more bunches of carrots before going to trim leeks. I finished all the leeks that had been lifted by 3pm so Andy came up with the tractor and trailer to pick them up and take them to the yard to wash and pack them.  I was lucky because it ment I had a lift too. I had finished everything by 3.47 so the boss said I could go home. Whe n I got home H was surprised to see me! We had a cup of tea. And a bath before I cooked dinner. We had a mixed rice with fried onions, pork, peas and broccoli, it was very tasty. I am not working any more till Thursday, the boss wanted me Wednesday but I can't go in because H has invited his sister, brother in law and brother to lunch and I have to be there to cook it!!!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

First Sunday in September.

 I got up at 6.30 and H was already up and had made the tea and sliced the bread so I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out when it was done and watered the outside plant pots. When our son got up I asked him if he wanted to go for a bike ride but he said no because he is going climbing this afternoon. I then couldn't be bothered to go on my own! ( H was on his turbo ). We had a coffee and I trimmed a few bushes in the garden. Son and I played 2 games of cribbage and he won them both!! I hate losing!!! For lunch H had a bacon sandwich again and we other 2 had salad. I love salad but it takes me so long to eat it! This afternoon we had a glass of wine and watched the tour of Britain cycle race. For dinner tonight we are having roast pork with roast and new potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. I have bought a pineapple for pudding. I just looked at my tv magazine and noticed Coronation street is on this evening so I will watch that while the men are watching a film. I expect there is rubbish football on in the week! It's work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday.

H came in and woke me up at 6.20, I put on a load of washing,had my breakfast,dressed and went shopping. When we got back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. While I was doing that our daughter rang to ask if we were going out on our mountain bikes, yes, so she said she and her husband would come with us. Well it was great, there was our daughter, son in law, no 2 son, hubby and me. We went to Reepham where we had a drink and a bun and then rode home again. There were black clouds all around but we were in full sun for the whole ride. On our way back we came to a really wet patch that had been dry on our way there so we missed a heavy shower. When we got back I got lunch, H had a bacon sandwich while son and I had salad. We had a coffee and later a glass of wine. I had a bath,washed my hair and we watched the tour of Spain. When it was over I made a pot of tea and then prepared dinner. We had beef ribs, chips, peas, runner beans and carrots with strawberries and cream for dessert. It was very nice. Now son and H are watching Alien πŸ‘½ so I have come upstairs to watch other rubbish!!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday 1st September.

I had an awful sleep so I laid in till 6.30. I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. We had a coffee and H got the bikes out while I hung out the washing. I made the bed and we got ready to go out on our bikes. We went to Reepham so I could pop into the butchers for some bacon and a pot of their lovely olives. When we got back we had our lunch ( pork pies ) and a coffee and I got ready to go to the dentist while H went for his Spanish lesson. I was home first so I vacuumed downstairs and made some flapjack. It's turned out very nice but I always struggle to get it out of the tin. For dinner tonight we had black pudding, eggs, mushrooms, courgette, baked beans and patatas bravas. No 2 son is coming home for the weekend so I hope it stays nice. I also sorted my kefir ( I think that's what its called) They are raving about it in ' the Archers ' but we have been eating it for months. Tomorrow morning we will do our weekly shop as usual. My washing is all dry again.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Thursday.

H came in and woke me up at 6.15!!!! I had my breakfast, packed my lunch, dressed, made the bed and went to work. I had to do 60 bunches of radishes, 96 bunches of carrots, 16 bunches of golden beetroot, 45 bunches of purple beetroot and 4 boxes of leeks. Then I had to to go with Andy to pick a box of parsnips and 5 boxes of turnips. All this took till 3pm and then we went to the yard to wash and pack everything which took till my hometime. When I got home I was surprised to find our daughter there. She had brought her bike round so H could put some new pedals on it for her. I don't think it went very well. When she left I went in and we had a cup of tea and i had a nice soak in the bath. For dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cauliflower and runner beans, very nice. No more work for me till Monday. I have the dreaded dentist tomorrow!!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Wet Wednesday.

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing before having my breakfast. We sat about watching tv, drinking coffee and reading. At 9am I dressed, made the bed and then I vacuumed and dusted upstairs. I wiped the skirting boards etc so it all looks nice. We had a salad roll for lunch with another coffee. As it was raining all afternoon I just sat and knitted while I watched the cycle race in Spain.
( it was pouring there as well ) For dinner we had chicken and pasta in a white sauce with peas, onions and mushrooms. I have to work tomorrow but if I have to pull carrots they should come out without me having to fork them up.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 5.48 and put on a load of washing then I had my breakfast and packed my lunch, 2 rolls with cheese and salad plus my bottle of water. After I had dressed and made the bed I hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 50 bunches of radishes, 60 bunches of carrots and then join Andrew on spring onions. He had to have 160 bunches. When they were done I had to trim leeks. My boss had lifted 4 rows and I had to trim them all. When I had finished them I had to go back on to spring onions for the rest of the day. When I got  home I had a cup of tea and a soak in the bath before cooking dinner. We had new potatoes, runner beans, carrots and smoked cod. I have to go to work again on Thursday.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Bank holiday Monday.

We were up at 6, I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast.H made us a coffee and I made some chocolate and chocolate chip buns. We sat and watched the news and I watched my favourite animal programme and H said we should get ready and go out on our bikes early before the track became too busy. So we were out before 9am. Just before we left I put on a loaf of bread and hung out my washing. We had a lovely ride in the sun, 18 miles off road in 1 hour and 24 minutes. When we had been home for a while I thought I would check my bread maker to see when my loaf would be done only to find that H had unplugged it to plug in and charge his garmin!! Then I was the one to get told off and shouted at because I hadn't said I was making a loaf!!! Well I simply took the dough out made a dozen rolls put them to prove and then baked them. We had cheese and tomato rolls for lunch. Our daughter,son in law and youngest granddaughter all popped round this afternoon because she cracked one of her pedals yesterday and we had some spare ones. When they left we sat in the garden in the sun, we both look rather pink again!  When I came in I had a shower and then cooked dinner, potato wedges, quoin sausages, fried eggs and baked beans with a buttered roll. It's work for me tomorrow.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sunday.

We got up at 7 and had our breakfast, we also had a coffee and I emptied the dishwasher and began to refill it. I had no washing for once! We decided to go out on our mountain bikes at 9 o'clock because it was such a lovely morning. H picked a route where we started off on the track then used a bit of road and back onto the track and home. It was lovely, 36.4 miles. When we were going down a hill coming towards us were 2 cyclists climbing the hill. I said to H they are really going for it! Then as they passed us they shouted and stopped, it was our daughter and her husband. We had a chat and then carried on our separate ways. When we got back we had a coffee with a cheese and beetroot sandwich with tomatoes. H hosed our bikes down and also cut the front and back lawns. I did some more work in the garden but went in at 2.30 because we wanted to watch the tour of Spain and have a glass of wine. For dinner tonight we had a quiche with patatas bravas, runner beans and cauliflower. I hope to go for another ride tomorrow but not as long.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saturday.

We were up before 6, had our breakfast, I put on a load of washing, dressed etc and we went shopping. After Asda we went to M & S because it was one of their ' meal deal ' weeks and lastly to Tesco for proper milk with the full cream on top. When we got back H made us a coffee and then went up to ide on his turbo. I unpacked and put everything away, then I read my magazine. When I had finished it I went to hang my washing out only to find it was raining! When H had finished we had another coffee and a packet of hula hoops. I went out to work in the garden while H watched the cycle race. I cleared up the oval bed and cut round the bricks. It looks much better, I hope to get some more done tomorrow and Monday. Our daughter rang this morning, they had a great couple of days in London. This afternoon our eldest son rang for a chat and to check on how we are. I hung the washing out later and it only took about an hour to dry, there was no wind but it was so warm. We had our meal deal for dinner, it was very nice. Chicken and ham lattice pies, dauphinois potatoes and peas with strawberry trifle for pud. I had planned to go out on my bike but the rain put me off and when it stopped I had decided to garden instead, oh! the wine was lovely too. I will have to cycle tomorrow.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday.

I can't believe my last 3 mornings! Tuesday I went to bed at 11 pm and Wednesday I woke up at 5.38, Wednesday I went to bed at 10 pm and woke up at 5.38, yesterday I went to bed at 1.20 am and woke up this morning at 5.38!! I wonder what time I will wake up tomorrow! After breakfast I hung my washing out and swept and washed the kitchen floor. We had a coffee and then I watered my front pots etc and cleaned the downstairs loo before reading a chapter of my book. At 9.30 we got ready to go out on out bike. We had a lovely ride, the first half on the track and the second half on the road, it was warm and sunny with very little wind. When we got home again we had a coffee and salmon sandwiches with cherry tomatoes. H put our sun loungers out and we sat in the sun with a glass of wine. When I came in I had a shower and washed my hair,then I cooked dinner. We had fish pie with runner beans, cauliflower and carrots.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thurs.

I got up at 5.40, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch,dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 40 bunches of radishes, 10 bunches of purple beetroot, 4 bunches of golden beetroot, 45 bunches of spring onions, 6 bunches of purple carrots, 48 bunches of normal ones and 2 boxes of loose ones. All this took till 12 o'clock and there was nothing else for me to do so I came home. H was surprised to see me. I had a coffee and went into the garden to start filling my garden rubbish bin. I got the washing in, all nice and dry and we had a glass of wine while we watched the race. When it was over I had a bath and cooked dinner. We had eggfried rice with sausages, mushrooms courgette and onions, it was very tasty. No more work for me till Tuesday.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wed.

I was woken at 4.53am by a thunderstorm it lasted about 15 minutes but when I got up we had only got a few spots of rain. I had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I did a load of washing and hung it out, made the bed, dressed and went to work. I had to pick spring onions almost all day. I finished them at 10 past 3, did 10 bunches of beetroot and then went down to the yard with Andy to wash and pack stuff. When I got home my cup of tea as waiting for me. I had a bath and then cooked dinner. We had jacket potatoes, runner beans, cauliflower and salmon. I have to work again tomorrow.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tuesday.

We both managed to lay in bed till 6.30 so we were pleased. We had our breakfast and a coffee then I dressed and dusted downstairs. We watched a bit of news and I read a chapter of my book. We then got ready to go out on our mountain bikes. I ate a banana before we left and we rode along the track to Cawston to visit H's brother but when we arrived he wasn't in. We didn't mind because we only went on the off chance and it gave us a lovely ride. Just over 29 miles. When we got back we had a coffee and a pot noodle, a quick shower and then we went to pick up a parcel from the post office, on to the garden centre to buy a fusha for our elephant hawk moth caterpillar to munch on and then to the chemist for my pills. While I was there I popped into the shop next door for 2 ice creams. When we came back we watched the bike race which ended in Tarragona Spain where we have been many times. For dinner tonight we had spaghetti bolognese which was tasty.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday.

I had to get up at 4 again with an upset stomach! I decided I will have to go to the Doctors. I asked H to make me an appointment because by 7am I was empty so I thought I would go to work.
I had to pick 15 bunchese  of beetroot, 24 bunches of carrots, 50 bunches of radishes and 60 spring onions. After that I spent the rest of the day weeding again. I have to go again on Wednesday. When I got home H said the Doctor was going to ring me at 4.30. We had a long chat and he said it could be my blood pressure medication and I have to stop taking it for 2 weeks and see what happens. I had a cup of tea and a bath. Then dinner, tomatoes, potato wedges, mushrooms, fried bread and eggs. I will have to keep taking my blood pressure,I hope it doesn't go up.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday

Yesterday we went shopping as usual, came back, unpacked etc and had a coffee. I hung out my washing and H put the ironing board up for me so I got on with that. He found a ride on zwift he thought he would do so when I had finished the ironing I vacuumed all downstairs and washed up all the big stuff. When H finished we had cheese and biscuits for lunch with pickle. In the afternoon I sat and read while H watched rubbish on tv. At 3 pm we got ready to go to our daughter and son in law's for a B B Q. We had a glass of champagne as soon as we arrived to celebrate our daughter getting the all clear for another year from breast cancer. Our youngest granddaughter was there and we also our grandson and his partner so that was nice. The meal was delicious and it was great to catch up on all the gossip. Today I stripped the bed as soon as I got up and put it all in the washing machine. I had my breakfast and then H made us a coffee and I hung out the washing.H went up for another ride and I baked a batch of raspberry buns which turned out well. I then got ready to go out on my bike on my own. I rode 20.5 miles. I hadn't wanted to go but H got my bike out of the garage for me so I felt obliged to use it. When I got out there I was so glad I went I really enjoyed it. We had a fried egg sandwich for lunch and I got my washing in, all dry. I have put it all back on the bed. For dinner we had Spanish chicken, runner beans and potatoes with lemon cheesecake for pudding. There is a lot of rubbish on tele tonight but I am going to watch Matilda at 6.55 because I have never seen it.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday

I got up at 6 and put on a load of washing. I had my breakfast and after I had hung out the washing we had a coffee. I sat and read 2 chapters of my book, did a bit of clearing up and then we got ready to go out on our bikes. We did the same ride as we did on Tuesday but we did it so much faster!! We knocked 10 minutes off our time, we will really struggle to beat today's record. One of the things that helped was the state of the track and the amount of people using it. There were hardly any dog walkers or joggers and only a few other cyclists. When we got home we had cheese and biscuits with cheese and pickle for lunch and a cup of coffee. All my washing got dry yet again so tomorrow I will get all the ironing before the day warms up too much. For dinner tonight we had pork chops, with mashed potato, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli with gravy. We are looking forward to tomorrow because we are going to our daughters for a bar b q.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday

 I got up at 5.50 and felt fine so after I had put on my usual load of washing,had my breakfast and packed my lunch. I made the bed and dressed but I couldn't hang the washing out because it was pouring with rain. I went to work and they were actually pleased to see me! but only because they were so busy. I had to pick 52 bunches of radishes first then 65 spring onions. After that I had to pick another 60 bunches of radishes, 20 golden beetroot and 60 purple ones ( bunches). I just had time  to trim 1 box of leeks and another 40 spring onions before going to the greenhouse to spend the rest of the day picking tomatoes. I was in there for 3 hours and it was boiling hot!! When I got home I had a soak in the bath and a cup of tea. For dinner tonight we had chicken curry and I had a glass of wine ( H had his last night). But I saved the best bit of news till last 😊My Daughter had her yearly cancer check up and has the all clear for another year. It must be such a weight off her mind. No more work for me till Monday.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday

When I went to bed last night I had only been there a couple of minutes when I had to get up and use the toilet. After the third time I gave up and took my pillow downstairs and laid on the sofa. I was up and down all night so I had to ring my boss and tell him I couldn't go in today. I kept feeling sick but I wasn't. I didn't have any breakfast but I had a roll with marmite for lunch and for dinner tonight we had a jacket potato, cod in breadcrumbs and chick peas. I did a load of washing and got it dry and sat in the garden for a while this morning but it wasn't really warm enough so I gave up. I think it was better this afternoon but I couldn't be bothered to go out again.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuesday

I got up with a headache again! I think it's when I do a lot of weeding, I am bent over the whole time. It's ok if I just do it for a couple of hours but yesterday I was weeding from 11.10 till 3.50. I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out and then just sat about till my headache eased up I made the bed and and flicked a duster about a bit until H said we should get ready to go out on our bikes. We went to Reepham along the track and then home again, it was 23.5 miles so enough for us to say we had our exercise. When we got back I made us a coffee while H hosed the bikes down. After we had showered we went to drop my prescription at the Doctors so I can get a repeat, then to the chicken farm for eggs and finally to the chop for a French stick πŸ₯– and a packet of ham which we had for lunch with a glass of wine. For dinner tonight we had rump steak, fried red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and potato wedges, it was yummy. My headache disappeared while we were riding which was great.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday

I got up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches with 8 sun gold tomatoes and a bottle of water. When the washing was done I hung it out and made the bed. At 7.25 I went to work, the traffic was dreadful due to all the road closures in our area and I just made it with a minute to spare. I had to pick 25 bunches of radishes, 36 bunches of beetroot, 24 bunches of carrots and then 100 bunches of spring onions with Andrew. When he left I had to pick another 60 bunches of onions and then weeding. Andy only worked 2 hours because he had a hospital appointment. They gave him an injection in his knee and another in his buttock. He won't be back to work till Wednesday. For tea tonight we had 2 eggs with baked beans on toast because I forgot to get anything out of the freezer. I am not needed at work till Wednesday so I will get some housework done tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday

I managed to stay in bed till 6.30 then I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. We had a coffee and I hung the washing out. I sat for ages and finished the book I was reading and then I listened to the Archers omnibus before getting ready to go out on my bike. I didn't feel like going far, in fact I didn't feel like going out at all. So I decided to take a bag and and go on the hunt for some blackberries. I found a nice quiet country lane where there were loads. I biked 13.7 miles and when I arrived back I washed the blackberries and started off some blackberry whisky. H rode on his turbo doing 100 k average 22.2 miles an hour. (63miles ). We had a fried egg sandwich for lunch with a cup of coffee. We then watched a cycle race and I knitted at the same time. We had a glass of wine and for dinner tonight we had a fish pie with cauliflower cheese. Our daughter asked if we would like to go to theirs for a B B Q next Saturday ( weather permitting ) so we have that to look forward to, I hope the weather is good enough. Well it's work for me again in the morning and the boss says we will be very busy because Andy has a hospital appointment at 11.30 so won't be with us for long. At least when we are busy the day flies past.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Saturday.

I got up at 5.50 and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast, then I emptied the dishwasher that we had put on overnight and dressed ready to go shopping. After Asda we went to M&S food hall for a ' meal deal ' and fish pies etc. Lastly to Tescos for milk. H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. After my coffee ( and cream horn ) ( we didn't know you could still get them, haven't seen any for years ) I hung out the washing. After I had made the bed and tidied the bedroom I swept the kitchen floor and vacuumed downstairs then I sat down for a bit and read my  book because my legs are a bit stiff after yesterday's ride. For lunch we had a cheese sandwich, I also had cucumber in mine but H doesn't like it. We had a coffee with it and some sun gold tomatoes. We watched a cycle race this afternoon and then I had a shower and cooked dinner. We had chicken with roast potatoes, cauliflower and runner beans with strawberry trifle for pudding, a cup of tea and a glass of wine. H spent some time in the garage changing his single speed bike into one with gears. My washing is all nice and dry again.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday.

I went to bed with a headache and woke up with it this morning! I also felt a bit sick. I did my usual load of washing but apart from that I just sat about doing nothing much. I hung the washing out and H went into the garage to get the bikes out. I really didn't want to go but i got ready anyway. Well thank goodness i did the further we went the better i felt. We rode on and off road and did 47 and a bit miles. It was hard work. He sun shone all the way round and it was lovely. We had an ice cream at Wroxham station and a packet of crisps with a coffee at Aylsham station. When we got home i got my washing in, had a bath and washed my hair, then i cooked dinner. Pork slices, tomatoes, cauliflower, potato wedges and a fried egg. We were so hungry. I also opened a bottle of wine. I have had cramp in my legs a couple of times since getting home.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday.,

I put on a load of washing as soon as I was up and then had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, made my bed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to do 45 bunches of radishes, 40 bunches of spring onions, 6 bunches of golden beetroot, 22 bunches of purple beetroot, 11 bunches of purple carrots, 48 bunches of orange ones, then 3 boxes of loose carrots. Andy came and picked it and me up  and we went to the yard to wash and pack everything. We then had lunch and I had the luxury of eating mine in the shed with the men. After that I had to pick 2 trays of tomatoes and then spend the rest of the day weeding. I don't have to go again till Monday. For dinner tonight we had smoked haddock, jacket potatoes and baked beans. The forecast for tomorrow is looking a bit better so we hope to go out on our bikes in the afternoon.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wednesday

I stayed in bed till 7.15 and then had my breakfast. It was far too wet to go out on my bike and H was having his Spanish lesson so I got him to give me a lift to the City. It was a bit disappointing because I wanted some special wool, we had looked on line and the only place to get it locally was John Lewis. But they didn't have any!! Well they had one 50 gram ball. This means I will have to go back to Sheringham, they have it in a nice little wool shop there that sells it. I had a wander round the clothing department because I want some ideas for a nice wedding outfit. I won't need it till next year but I like looking. I bought us each a sausage roll and a Belgium bun for our lunch and I sat and knitted all afternoon. For dinner tonight I made a cottage pie which turned out nice. I kept waiting for my boss to ring and tell me it will be too wet for me to work tomorrow but no such luck.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Waste of a day!

We carefully watched the weather forecast yesterday evening and decided it was going to be too wet to do the long cycle ride to Wroxham that we had planned. When I got up just after 6am I looked out of the window and we had had a bit of rain overnight but it looked quite bright. Anyway we didn't change our minds so after a coffee H brought his computer downstairs and got on with his Spanish homework ready for his lesson tomorrow. I just sat and read my book. We had corned beef sandwiches with tomatoes for lunch and then I went outside and worked in the garden. H came out and cut the front lawn. I have filled my brown garden rubbish bin again. I came in again at 3.30 and got on with some knitting. At 4.30 my boss rang to say it was too wet for me to go to work tomorrow!!!! I didn't know what he was talking about! We hadn't ( at that time ) had a drop of rain and we are only about 5 miles from my work as the crow flies! However it is raining here now and when we watched the news there has been rain all over the place and if we had gone out on our bikes we would have been soaked. We had cod in a mustard sauce for dinner with runner beans, courgette, carrots and new potatoes.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday

Same breakfast, packed same lunch, did same washing and hung it out and went to work. I had to do 54 bunches of radishes, 240 bunches of spring onions with Andrew and when he left I had to do another 70 bunches. After that a box of loose carrots and 2 dozen bunches. By the time we had done all that it was 1.25 so a very late lunch. Andy and I washed everything and then I picked a tray of tomatoes before spending the rest of the day pricking out fennel and lettuce into the field. For dinner tonight we had egg fried rice with chicken,onions, courgette, mushrooms and peas. It was nice. No work tomorrow and H and I were hoping for a long cycle ride but the forecast is for lots of rain.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday.

I got up at 6.30 and put on a load of washing. H was already up and had made the tea. I had my breakfast with  and when the washing was done I hung it out. We had a coffee and both sat and read for a while. H was going to ride upstairs this morning so I went out on my own. First I went out to pick some Myra Bella's, I didn't want to make any more jam or gin, I just wanted enough so I can take a few to work each day to eat with my lunch, I love them. I brought them back home and put them in the fridge and went back out for a ride on my bike. I just did a roundabout ride to the crab house and bought 2 crabs for our lunch. For lunch we had a crab salad, it was nice. I hard boiled 2 eggs, and made some potato salad with cold cooked potatoes and chives from the garden. We also had lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onion , cucumber and of course the crab. I sat in the garden and ate mine, the sun was lovely. We had a roast dinner, chicken,potatoes, cabbage, carrots and batter puds. No 1 son rang this morning, they are all well and have been going out on their bikes. Tomorrow I have to go back to work 😩

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Saturday.

We both got up at 6am and had toast and tea for breakfast. We then got ready and went shopping. When we arrived back H made us a coffee while I unpacked and put everything away. He got our bikes out of the garage and changed all 4 of our tyres over from our smooth to our knobbly ones because we were going ' off road '. We planned to do 23 miles but we had only gone about 4 when we felt a few spots of rain. We carried on but it began to get worse so we stopped, put our waterproof jackets on and turned back. In the end we only rode 13.5 miles but as it was off road it was a good workout and took us an hour and two minutes so we had our exercise. When we got back we had an instant coffee and for lunch cheese and biscuits with a slice of fruit cake. This afternoon H went into the garage to do a bit more clearing up and sorting out rubbish. I had a shower and then sat and knitted. For dinner tonight we had pizza and runner beans, potatoes and carrots tossed in butter. It was strawberries and ice cream for pudding. We had a cup of tea to wast it all down. I forgot to say that we had a glass of wine around 3.30 !!! We had a phone call from no 2 son who had just landed in France, and a phone call from our daughter who had had her yearly car boot sale. She was pleased with how it went.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday

I got up at 6, H said we had to lay in bed till 7 but I just got fed up laying there. He could only manage to stay there till 6.30! We had our breakfast and a coffee, I put on a load of washing and when it was done I hung it out.  Then I washed the cloakroom floor etc, and cleaned the kitchen. H made a loaf of bread which has turned out well. He got our bikes out of the garage and at 9.20 we got ready to cycle over to see his second youngest brother who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was surprisingly chearfull. He is waiting for a letter from the specialist to hear what will happen next. When we got back we had cream crackers and cheese for lunch with an instant coffee and then our daughter came round to pick up a few things for a car boot sale she is going to tomorrow. H found a cycle race to watch and we had a glass of wine. For dinner tonight we had quiche with potato wedges and mushrooms. My washing is all lovely and dry again and smells of fresh air.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Thursday

I went to bed at 11.30 last night and didn't wake up till 6.03 this morning.!! I made a pot of tea, and had a cup with a slice of toast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches for my lunch with my bottle of water, dressed, made the bed, took some chicken out of the freezer for dinner tonight and went to work. First I had to pick 90 bunches of radishes then join Andrew on spring onions where we had to have 110 bunches. After that I moved to carrots to dig up and bunch 120 bunches, Andy joined me before I had finished so we managed to get them done before lunch. My sandwiches were nice, the cucumber is one our daughter in law grew and is really sweet and juicy. I then had to go to beetroot and do 20 bunches of golden ones and then bunch purple ones till 1.45 when I had to go to the greenhouse to pick tomatoes. I did that till hometime and picked 9 trays. When I got home our daughter rang, she is coming round tomorrow afternoon. We had pasta for dinner with chicken, fried onions,mushrooms, courgette and tomatoes in a white wine sauce, it was nice. The wind was awful today, i spent a lot of the day in a dust cloud and came home filthy and also worn out. I shall sleep well tonight.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday.

I got up at 5.35,put on a load of washing and  had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches and a bottle of water, dressed, made the bed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick and bunch spring onions all day apart from the odd few minutes it took me to do 9 bunches of beetroot. It was very windy in the field ant I kept disappearing in huge dust clouds! I came home filthy. We had a cup of tea and I had a soak in the bath. For dinner we had lasagna with mushrooms and potato wedges. I have to work again tomorrow and have to pick all the tomatoes, so I hope it's not too hot. H got the washing in for me, all nice and dry.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 5.40 and just read till heard H moving about then I made a pot of tea and we had breakfast. A little later we had a coffee and then I dressed and did a bit of housework. H made a loaf of bread and I made the bed. He then took our bikes out of the garage and changed our knobbly tyres for our smooth ones. It is because the track is so muddy so we decided to do a road ride for a change. It was hard work because the wind was so strong and seemed to be all over the place. Anyway we enjoyed the ride and it made a nice change. When we got back we had an instant coffee, a ham and mustard sandwich with sungold tomatoes. This afternoon we watched a cycle race and then I showered and cooked dinner. We had cod in a mustard and horseradish sauce with new potatoes, runner beans and carrots. I have to work again tomorrow. I am currently watching Pride and Prejudice, one of my favourite films.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5.30 and put on a load of washing before having my breakfast. I packed myself 2 beetroot and cucumber sandwiches with some cherry tomatoes, made the bed, dressed, hung out the washing and went to work. I had to pick 10 bunches of golden beetroot,25 bunches of radishes and then 160 bunches of spring onions with Andrew. We had finished this by 10.20 and I had to spend all the rest of the day weeding. It was a long day because I had forgotten my ' walkman' ! I had also forgotten my phone! When I got home I had a cup of tea and a bath, then I thought I would check my phone but I couldn't find it ! We searched the house out and I was getting ready worried when H remembered that I had taken a different bag out yesterday w hitch I had put upstairs in a wardrobe, which was why we couldn't hear it when H rang it.we had burgers for dinner tonight with 2 eggs, fried tomatoes and oven chips.yummy.
This evening we had some very sad news, H has a brother Philip who is in his sixties and has been told he has cancer of the pancreas. Poor Phil used to have a job that meant he spent a lot of time up ladders. He fell from a great height and got serious brain damage, he was in a comer for weeks and has a metal plate in his head. After that he was never the same again but he has always so happy and content and lives in sheltered accommodation.
I have to go to work again on Wednesday so tomorrow H and I are going out on our bikes, weather permitting, he is going to put our smooth tyres on and we are doing a ' road ride' .

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunday.

We got up at 6 and had our breakfast. We then had a coffee while we watched a bit of news on tele. We had loads of rain overnight again. After my coffee I got on with all my ironing, made the bed and cleaned the kitchen. H then rode 50 miles on his turbo trainer while I went out to pick some Myra Bella's. It was really dull while I was doing that so it was all I was going to do but while I was out the sun appeared so I took them home and went back out for a ride. I did a roundabout ride to the crab house and bought 2crabs for our lunch. This afternoon I made some more jam and also started off 2 jars of Myra Bella gin. It should be just nice by Christmas. I read a chapter of my book and also did a few rows of my knitting before getting dinner. We had pork with new potatoes, broccoli,carrots and peas. My bike was quite muddy after my ride so I had to hose it down. Tomorrow I have to go to work again, the weekend sure went fast.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Saturday

I got up at 6 after H had made the tea and sliced off the bread for my toast. I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. We then got ready to go shopping. When we got back I unpacked and put everything away while H made the coffee which we had with a jam and cream do-nut. H had put on a loaf of bread which w as going to be done at 10am so at 9 we popped out to our local garden centre where I bought a house plant to go in my jardiniere. H bought himself a pair of short wellies and I also went to sew simple for a ball of wool. On the way back we went to the chemist to collect my prescription. When the bread was done we got ready to go out on our mountain bikes. We did 19 miles but the track was very muddy so we were on and off road, when we arrived home H mowed the front and back lawns while I made ham and mustard sandwiches for lunch with a coffee and some little tomatoes. This afternoon I did a bit of knitting and also read some of my book. I got all my washing dry so tomorrow I will do the weeks ironing. We watched the women's cycle race in London and were surprised to see it raining, it was lovely here. However by the time the race was over it had begun to rain here. For dinner tonight we had paella with patatas bravas and roast broccoli. It was stewed plums with vanilla ice cream for pudding. I hope we aren't going to get too much rain tonight because I want to go out on my bike tomorrow.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday

I got up at 6.30 and had a slice of malt loaf toasted for breakfast. We had a coffee and I started a new book. After the first chapter I thought I had better get on with something so I dressed, made the bed and then made a fruit cake for H. It's turned out well. After that I did a bit of clearing up and dusting etc and our daughter in law rang to ask if I would like some plums from her tree, yes please. So she came round on her way to her allotment with a huge tray full and they are delicious. H went upstairs to turbo and I carried on with my book. We had cheese and biscuits with pickle for lunch ( with lots of plums ) and then I got ready to go to the hairdressers. My hair now looks great. By the time I got home it was time to get on with cooking dinner. We had chicken and pasta in a white sauce with fried onions, courgette,mushrooms and broccoli, it was nice. More plums for pudding. Tomorrow we had planned to go out on our mountain bikes but it looks as if it might be a bit too wet after the rain that is forecast for overnight.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Thursday

I didn't get up till 6 which is late for a work day. I put on a load of washing,had my breakfast and packed 2 beetroot sandwiches for my lunch with a bottle of water. I made the bed and dressed and hung out the washing before I went. I had to pick 30 bunches of beetroot, 45 radishes, 40 spring onions and 36 carrots. Then I had to pick another 18 bunches of beetroot and 6 bunches of golden ones. Andy took me back to the carrots and we picked 2 boxes of loose ones. I had to go weeding till 3.20  when I had to go to the greenhouse and pick tomatoes until I left off at 4. When I got home we had a cup of tea and our daughter rang, she and the family are all ok and I have caught p on all the news. For dinner tonight we had spaghetti bolognese I don't have to work any more till Monday so the weekend starts here.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wednesday

I got up at 5.35put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 beetroot sandwiches for my lunch with some cherry tomatoes and a bottle of water. I made the bed, dressed etc and just had time to hang out the washing before I went to work. First I had to go with the boss and prick out some lettuce then I had  to pick and bunch spring onions. I had to do 320 bunches, then 30 bunches of beetroot and 10 golden bunches. I they went weeding for the few minutes I had left before hometime. When I got home I had my usual cup of tea and a nice soak in the bath. For dinner tonight we had sausages, fried tomatoes, courgette, mushrooms, potato wedges and a fried egg it wa s delicious. H made a fruit and malt loaf this afternoon and I had the hot crust with butter on. For my pudding it's yummy. I have to work again tomorrow.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tuesday

I got up at 6.30 and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast and a cup of coffee then I just sat and read for a while. We were going to go out on our bikes but it was very dull and we thought it might rain so H went on his turbo trainer. When he had done we popped out to the chicken farm for eggs and on the way back I bought my tv magazine and us each a packet of crisps to go with our coffee. When we came back it had brightened up a bit so I hung out the washing and sorted out some soup for our lunch. I knitted all afternoon and when I got my washing in at 5 pm it was dry. I had a bath and our no 1 son rang for a chat. For dinner tonight we had quiche with chips, tomatoes, mushrooms and broccoli, it was nice. I have to work tomorrow and the forecast is pretty poor.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday.

I got up at 5.30, put the kettle on and made a pot of tea. I had a cup of tea with the jam I made yesterday on a slice of toast. It's nice jam, quite sharp, not as sweet as bought jam. I packed a salad and a bottle of water for my lunch, dressed, made my bed and got ready to go to work. I had to do 20 bunches of beetroot first then 25 bunches of radishes, 36 bunches of carrots and then join Andrew to pick 160 bunches of spring onions. After that I had to go weeding till 1 o'clock when the planter came and we all went planting. It was all greens, cabbages, kale etc. It took till 3.30 and for the last few rows we were sitting on the planter in the rain. Anyway the boss said I needn't go back on the weeding as it was raining, he sent me to the greenhouse to pick tomatoes for the last half hour instead. I filled 2 trays. When I got home son was gone and got back to his safely. I had a bath and a cup of tea then I cooked dinner. We had fried onion, broccoli, mushrooms and chicken with egg fried rice. Pineapple for pudding and a glass of wine. I have to go to work again on Wednesday.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sunday

I got up at 7.15, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I hung the washing out when it was done and then read my book till our son came down. We all had a coffee and then I made some jam. It's turned out nice but I do seem to make everything sticky in the kitchen! H rode on his turbo but I didn't want to ride today, I just wanted a day off. I worked Monday and Tuesday, cycled Wednesday, worked Thursday then cycled again Friday and Saturday so I was feeling pretty tired. Today has been good though, my washing got dry and I have been sitting about most of the day. We had salad for lunch and roast chicken with  all the trimmings for  dinner. I had just finished dishing it all up when we had a power cut. It lasted all through dinner and carried on for ages so we decided to play scrabble. We were over half way through the game before the power came back on. We all enjoyed the game, it's a pity we don't get more power cuts.!!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Saturday p

H woke me up this morning at 6.30, I was fast asleep! I had my breakfast, dressed and we went shopping. After we unpacked etc we had a coffee and our son came down for his breakfast. When he had finished he and I went for a ride. The track was in a horrible mess, realy muddy! Our bikes got so muddy they had to be hosed down when we came back. While our son did that I sorted lunch, H had a bacon sandwich, I had a salad sandwich and son had a salad because he doesn't eat bread. We then all watched the 'tour' and had our baths / showers. We then got ready to go out for our evening meal. We went to 'the dial house in Reepham. First we all had a drink, H had a large white wine, son had an espresso martini and I had a gin and tonic with lots of tonic. We then went to our table and choose our starters, H and I had the crab cakes with salad and a chilli sauce while son had squid. For my main course I had the lamb with veg etc, H had pork and veg and son had coconut rice with sea bass. He and I also had a large glass of red wine. We all had ice cream for dessert, H had 2 scoops of vanilla with espresso coffee, I had a scoop of vanilla and one of chocolate and son had one vanilla and the other coconut. It was all very nice and the service couldn't be faulted. When we got home wee all had a cup of tea and while the men watch some war film I have come upstairs to write my blog. This afternoon, I forgot to say I baked son a cake. He wanted a fruit cake but doesn't eat flour so he brought home some coconut flour for me to try. I looked really weird but it's turned out ok, we all tried a bit.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Friday.

We managed to stay in bed till 7 o'clock and then H made a pot of tea while I put on a load of washing and we had our breakfast. I hung out the first load and put on a second. While H made us a coffee. I just sat and read till my second washing load was done and I hung it out. We then changed to go out on our mountain bikes.
When we went out on Saturday H stopped for a toilet break while Maria and I carried on, he said he would catch us up. Well he was ages, when I asked what took him so long he said he slipped down the bank and lost his sun glasses. He hunted for ages but no luck. ( they were ' ray bans' £ 100) !! Well since Saturday we have had loads of rain etc.but I asked H to show me where he was. He found the spot and I climbed up the bank and hunted around, I was on my way back down when I spotted a small bit of lenses poking out of the leaf mould! How lucky was that!! They are still in perfect condition. We had a nice ride, H was trying out his new bike and it went well. Our no 2 son came home this afternoon for the weekend, the drive took him ages, he said the traffic was awful. I made him his usual salad but H and I had crab sandwiches. We watched the 'tour' I had a bath and washed my hair then son went for a walk and I got dinner. We had steak, home made chips, peas, sweet corn and courgette. It was nice.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 5.30, put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed 2 cheese and cucumber sandwiches for my lunch, I made the bed, dressed and got ready to go to work. I had to pick 35 bunches of beetroot first then 77 bunches of radishes, 40 spring onions, 6 golden beetroot and 24 bunches of carrots. I had all this done before 12 o'clock and then I had to spend the rest of the day weeding. H had a better day, he had a phone call to say his new bike was ready for him to collect so he caught a bus to the City and rode it home. It's very nice and he is pleased with it. I don't have to go to work till Monday. We had fried chicken for dinner with courgette, carrots, broad beans and potatoes it was yummy. I hope it's dry in the morning so we can go out on our bikes and H can try his out. We plan to bike to Reepham to buy some bacon.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wednesday

I got up at 7.15 so that was a really night for me. I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. Then I sat and sew up my knitting and finished the piece I was making. It is a head band and has turned out really well. Next I got ready to go to the City with H where he bought a new bike. I didn't hang the washing out till we came back home because it looked a bit showery when we left. I bought a new backpack for work, a couple of steak pies from M & S and H bought a litre of peanut butter from Holland and Barrett. They didn't have the bike in stock that H wanted but they will have it for him tomorrow so he will have to go back tomorrow. I also bought a tv magazine so when we got home I sat and read it while H made coffee. For lunch we had a corned beef sandwich with brown sauce and then H went for his Spanish lesson. I changed and went out on my bike , I had a nice ride, 18 and a bit miles. When I got home H was back so we had another coffee, I started some more knitting, had a shower and after the ' tour' I cooked dinner. Steak and gravy pie, broad beans, carrots and new potatoes, it was nice. I have to work again tomorrow.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tuesday

H had to wake me up at 6 this morning!! I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, made my bed , dressed, hung out my washing and went to work. I had to go with Andy which was nice because it meant I got a lift. First we had to finish pulling up the rest of the leeks and then finish pulling up and bunching a bed of spring onions. This took till 10.10 so we had our coffee break and the rest joined us with the boss bringing up the planter. We then planted the leeks which took till 12.50. After lunch I had to go to the greenhouse and pick the tomatoes. All the morning when I was outside it was dull and cloudy ( but warm ) as soon as I get inside the glasshouse the sun came out and it was sweltering!!! I was in there for the rest of the day, when I finished the tomatoes I had to fill 4 trays with peat and sow them with lettuce. I finished them by3.45 and the boss said I could go home. I was pleased because at one time I felt quite sick and dizzy. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a shower before cooking dinner, chicken curry. Our daughter and son in law came round at 6.45, he wanted something done with his bike but they couldn't fix it so he is not h p. I had a nice long chat with my daughter and we caught up with all sorts. At the moment no 2 son is on the phone talking to H so I will talk to him next and hear how his climbing went at the weekend. I have tomorrow off.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Monday.

I was up at 5.40 and put on a load of washing, made a pot of tea and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, a salad and a sandwich plus a bottle of water. After I had dressed I made the bed, hung out my washing and went to work. I had to do 20 bunches of beetroot, 50 bunches of radishes and then 140 bunches of spring onions. Andrew joined me on the onions and we had them finished just after ten. I then had to pull up leek plants for us all to plant tomorrow. It took me all the rest of the day and I haven't quite finished them. They all had to be forked up and it was hard work. When I got home I had a cup of tea and a soak in the bath before getting dinner. We had quiche, potato wedges and mushrooms it was nice. I had an orange for my pudding. H and I were going to the City tomorrow but the boss said he needs me to work because we may get thunder storms on Wednesday and won't be able to plant. I told H and he doesn't mind and said we will go another day.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday

I managed to stay in bed till 7am which was nice. I had tea and toast then a coffee. I read a chapter of my book and then I dressed etc and emptied the dishwasher. I made some chocolate chip buns to keep H going through the week, he went up to turbo and I worked in the garden for a while but my brown bin is now full so I sat in my sun lounger and listened to the Archers omnibus. I was supposed to be going out on my bike but I didn't really feel like it. When H was done i made us a fried egg sandwich and he made us a coffee. This afternoon it turned very dull so we just watched the tour and then I had a shower and cooked dinner. It was a pasta bake and was delicious. I fried an onion, mushrooms, chopped sausages, courgette, broccoli grated carrot and peas in a white sauce. It was so nice I could eat it all again.
I don't know what happened to Fridays blog, I wrote one but I can't find it! It's not in drafts, I must have accidentally deleted it. Today I have a backache and tomorrow I have to go to work, I hope it improves because at the moment I am struggling to bend down!!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Saturday.

I got up when I heard H moving around at about 6am. I stripped the bed and put on a load of washing. We had our breakfast and then we went for our weekly shop. When we came back we unpacked and put everything away before having a coffee and a jam and cream do-nut. I hung out the washing and began on the housework. I washed the kitchen and cloakroom floor, vacuumed through and dusted everything. We had a pot noodle for lunch and then I started a new book. At 2 pm H got a phone call from his Spanish teacher to say they were just leaving. Her husband and son brought her round in the car with her bike in the boot so she could go for a bike ride along the track with H and me. We rode to Whitwell station where H bought us a coffee and then we rode back again. It was 16and a bit miles. She did well for her first time but it sure was slow. When we got back to ours H put her bike into the boot of our car and ran her home while I prepared and cooked dinner. I had a glass of wine and when H returned we had dinner. Paella and patatas bravas with strawberries for pud. We had a cup of tea and then I went up for a bath.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thursday.

I got up at 5.40 and made a pot of tea and a slice of toast. I made the bed packed my lunch, dressed and got ready to go to work. First we all went planting leeks, there were only enough for 16 rows so we were finished by 9.40. I then walked to the radishes and picked 70 bunches. After that I did 28 bunches of golden beetroot and 65 bunches of purple ones. After that it was carrots and I had to have 10 dozen bunches. Andy joined me and when we had finished we went to the fennel patch and got 55 pieces. Then it was tomatoes, i thought i would get hardly any because I picked them all yesterday but I managed to get 2 full trays before hometime. When I got home I had a cup of tea nd a bath. We had burgers for dinner with eggs, peas and chips. Daughter rang, they are all ok and she was just off to her hooping class. I don't have to work again till Monday so I hope the weather stays nice.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Wednesday.

We were both up at 5.30 and had our breakfast, I put on a load of washing and packed my lunch, 1 corned beef and brown sauce sandwich and a salad. I made the bed, dressed, sorted my bag etc and went to work. I didn't hang out the washing because it was raining when i left. I had to pick the tomatoes first, I got 6 trays and it took till 9.45. I then had an early lunch and then picked 50 bunches of beetroot and 50 bunches of radishes. After that I walked to the spring onions and began to bunch them. Andrew joined me and at around 3.15 Andy joined us as well. We managed to do 320 bunches before it was my home time. When I got home H had put the washing out for me and it's all lovely and dry again. We had a cup of tea and a bath then I cooked dinner. We had smoked haddock, jacket potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes and baked beans. We were supposed to plant more leeks today but the land was too wet and the boss couldn't get the tractor onto the land without it sinking so we are hoping to be able to plant them tomorrow.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tuesday.

I got up at 6am and put on a load of washing. I had my usual breakfast then we had a coffee and I hung out the washing. I made the bed and dressed then sat down to begin reading a new book. Before I could even begin H came in and said he had just seen a weather forecast and it was going to be very wet later on so we should get ready and and get our cycle ride done in the dry before the rain arrived. So I went back upstairs and changed my clothes. We rode 33 miles but slowly because H said it was a    fat burning ride, steady and long. So we were on our bikes for over 3 hours! When we arrived back my washing was dry so I got it in straight away because it was clouding over. We had cream crackers with cheese and pickle for lunch with a coffee. We had a bath and watched the Tour de France and I cooked dinner, chicken in a casserole with potatoes, carrots, runner beans and broccoli. I forgot to say that this afternoon we popped to the chicken farm for eggs. They are lovely, big and brown. At 5 pm it finally began to rain and it poured, just what our garden needs. Tomorrow I have to work again and it will be a day in wellies.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Monday

We got up at 5.30 and I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch,a sandwich and a salad, made the bed, dressed, hung our the washing and went to work. I had to pick 20 bunches of beetroot,  25 bunches of radishes and 24 bunches of carrots. Andy came to pick all the things and me up and go down to the yard to wash and pack it all stopping on the way to pull up 250 leek plants for a customer. After we had packed everything up we had our coffee break. After that I had to weed and twist the runner beans up thier  canes till Andy came to get me to plant lettuces. When it was lunch time we walked back to the men's shed to get out of the heat for a while. I then carried on with the beans till Andy was back and then spent all the rest of the day pricking out the lettuce and fennel. There were 8 trays altogether and each tray has roughly 300 plants so that's 2.400 plants all planted  by me. Andy was hoeing etc. I had forgotten to take anything out of the freezer for dinner tonight so we just had scrambled egg. It was alright really because it's too hot to eat a huge cooked dinner. We had a cup of tea and a bath.  I don't have to go to work again till Wednesday

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunday.

We got up together at 5 past 6 and had our usual breakfast. H then made us a coffee. We both sat about watching tv and then H said he was going to ride a race on his turbo trainer so I got ready to go out on my mountain bike on my own. First I made the bed, stacked the dishwasher and did a bit of dusting and clearing up. I rode along the track and tried my hardest. I was so pleased with my ride, I got a ' queen of the mountain ' and several more cups. Anybody who has strava will understand what I an talking about.when I got back H had finished his ride so we both showered and had our lunch. We had a coffee and the other half of the bread stick with cheese and salad inside. After that we watched a bit of the Tour de France πŸ‡«πŸ‡· but we had to turn it off at 1pm because we had arranged to meet our daughter at the Apple Store because H was updating his phone from a 4 to a 6s. While we were there I decided to change mine. I had a 5s now I have a 7.The camera is really good and all seems to be working well but I seem to have lost my strava app. I will have to wait for no2 son to come home again to sort it out for me. Our daughter,son in law and granddaughter all came to the shop so we saw them all and had a bit of a catch up, they all look so tanned and well. When we got back home the tour was still on and had 30 k left to ride. They were coming down a steep decent and there was a horrible crash and one of the cyclists was taken off to hospital. For dinner tonight we had beef in red wine, roast potatoes, mushrooms, peas and sweet corn with millionaires cheesecake for pud. It's work for me tomorrow.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Saturday.

We both got up at quarter to six and had toast for our breakfast. I had one slice and H had two. We then got ready and went for our weekly shop. I spent loads of money! Great.😊 When we had unpacked and put it all away H made a coffee while I hung out the washing. With our coffee we had a jam and cream do-nut! Naughty but nice. After that we got ready and went out on our bikes. It was a great ride, 23 miles off road. The weather was perfect. When we got back we had a chunk of French stick with ham and salad and another coffee. We then sat down to watch the tour but I got a bit bored so I went outside and began clearing our garden path. We have 49 paving slabs and it took me all afternoon to clear 20. The bit I have done looks nice, my flowers tend to fall over the path and it becomes very narrow but it happens so gradually you don't tend to notice it. I have come in now and have made a nice cup of tea ( we had wine earlier.) for dinner we are having pizza, grilled tomatoes and potato wedges.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Friday.

I didn't wake up till 7.45!!H had been up for an hour! I put on a load of washing and had a slice of toast for my breakfast. Then I went up and dressed, made the bed and hung out the washing. H put our sun lounges on the lawn and we sat outside with our coffee. It was so warm and humid all day, I sat as long as I could and then I spent all the rest of the day weeding and tidying up the garden. My brown garden bin was emptied this morning and now it's almost full again. I will have to wait for 2 weeks for it to be emptied again. We had a poached egg sandwich and a glass of shandy for lunch and H went into his ' pain cave ' for a short turbo ride and then watched the tour while I cut all round the edging bricks either side of the lawn. It's hard work and has given me a blister but it sure looks good. When I had done I had a shower and washed my hair then I cooked dinner. I made a nice pasta dish. It was onion, chicken, courgette, grated carrot and peas in a white sauce with pasta shells. It was tasty. We had a glass of Chardonnay with it.  Tomorrow i hope to go out on my bike.