I made the most of the weather yesterday and planted the Dutch Iris bulbs. I need to buy 2 more pots for the freesia and begonias.
We also took some flowers to the cemetery, said 'hello' to Tom then had a walk around to see how old the gravestones were. Something Thomas and myself find interesting, Mark and Amy not so much. He particularly liked the ones with poppies on dotted here and there, showing the resting place of soldiers.
Today, I've finally managed to get out and go boating with Mark and Ken. This lake is in a park in Bury and here's our little tug chugging along nicely.
I had a go and managed to ram a bright orange buoy much to the amusement of the menfolk, who then proceeded to give me chapter and verse on the mechanics of steering. Yawn!
After 5 minutes of nodding politely, a little bit like a News of the World reporter, I made my excuses and left. I decided I'd have a walk around the lake. I actually went round 3 times which was a grand total of 1500 steps. I might possibly go again, just to do the walking.
This afternoon I made a start on the holiday preps. I printed some paperwork we need to take with us and put a load of holiday clothes in the washing machine. I probably won't pack until Monday. I know we have everything we need somewhere in the house, it's just a case of gathering it all up in one place to be put in the cases.
I was just about to start making chili when Amy walked in from school and asked if she could do it. I happily handed the kitchen over to the other woman of the house and left her to it. A mighty fine job she did as well.
I have lots to do again before my next update on Thursday. There's a show at Thomas' school, a foot appointment and a hair appointment for me, the barbers for Thomas, a meal out with friends, Bury, shopping, bulbs to plant, and anything else that crops up in between now and then.
I'll be very glad when I'm on that plane next week.