Decided to make some soup for lunch, it being all misty earlier and now bright blue sky but a bit nippy in the wind. Planning to light the fire tonight, after the chimney sweep has done his stuff this afternoon.
Went to the local farm shop to buy leeks and a few nice goodies. Took the dogs to give them a second walk in Willian Arboretum. I really should NOT go to France for so long. THEY do things while we're away.
Everything's gone; the shop, the stables. . . I'm distraught. The barn is being converted into yet more exclusive, executive dwellings. (They'd already done one barn on the site.) Sigh . . . local produce can no longer be bought locally.
and the supermarkets score yet again!