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Doing anything nice today?

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Riverwalk Fri 13-Mar-20 09:01:37

It's a glorious sunny day sunshine and I'm off to the hairdresser for some badly needed maintenance. I really do look a mess but hoping to return looking and feeling lovely! smile

kircubbin2000 Fri 13-Mar-20 12:23:56

Just out of hospital and still sore. Debating whether to go to a family party tonight. Will decide later. Meanwhile resting and trying to keep warm.

Pantglas2 Fri 13-Mar-20 12:24:26

Had a lovely morning pottering in the kitchen (my go-to feel good place when I’m ‘unsettled’) making curried cauliflower soup for lunch and a cauldron of curry sauce to be portioned and frozen for nother time. Kitchen smells like our local Indian restaurant- DH is dribbling contemplating lunch!

I have a couple of dozen books to read, even more xwords, knitting to finish, a long list of Netflix series to finish/start so a whole weeks worth of something nice for me!

SalsaQueen Fri 13-Mar-20 12:26:26

I've been to work (2 part-time jobs) and this afternoon I really need to do some ironing.

The Grandchildren will be here at teatime, so I'll cook something for us all, and they'll stay here the night, so we'll probably watch a film of their choice before they go to bed smile

Missfoodlove Fri 13-Mar-20 12:48:48

Spring cleaning, dog walking, mammogram then home to cook as we have friends for supper.

Cambia Fri 13-Mar-20 12:49:37

In Crete and the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Just had a lovely 6km walk round ancient ruins, gazing at the blue sea and fields full of wild poppies, anemones. Only heard the bees and the birds and a few sheep and goats. One of those perfect days to remember!

GabriellaG54 Fri 13-Mar-20 12:57:16

I'm in Lowtown on St Martins right now, sitting by the quay with coffee and a crusty cob with Cornish butter and cheese. Life is satisfyingly good.
Later I will run right round the island for the second time today and chat to all I meet...which is not many as only about 100 people actually live here off season. I might see if there's a boat going to any of the other islands.
It's pleasing to have relative silence here and low to no expectations from others as one would on the mainland regarding plans or anything else.
No scrums in the shops either. 😂

GabriellaG54 Fri 13-Mar-20 12:57:43

Correction...Lower town

ArtySue Fri 13-Mar-20 13:06:57

Just picked up my 4 year old granddaughter from pre-school and we're now watching CBeebies and eating Cornish pasties. After this the request is: 'Please can we blow up your inflatable bed Nana and can I climb on it?' So sweet, what amuses a 4-year-old.

ArtySue Fri 13-Mar-20 13:08:18

St Martins....! Ooh, Scilly is one of my favourite places. The peace is so beautiful.

Bluecat Fri 13-Mar-20 13:13:53

I am reading, and listening to dear old Leonard Cohen. I know people say he is miserable but I find him very comforting.

storynanny Fri 13-Mar-20 13:20:16

Sitting in car reading paper by the Solent whilst today’s grandchild is having a sleep in the back!

Amee Fri 13-Mar-20 13:20:56

Yes we are! Met our new baby grandson this morning, (born late last night), lots of lovely cuddles. Seeing him again in a few hours when we collect his 'big' sister from school and she gets to see him for the first time. smile

MiniMoon Fri 13-Mar-20 13:48:27

Pottered about this morning, sorting out the last of the laundry and making lunch. Having a quiet afternoon with, perhaps, a nap. I'm off out tonight though, taking DD and DGD to the swimming pool for kayaking lessons. DGD wants to do sports leadership as a career, she's a very focussed 13 year old!

Riverwalk Fri 13-Mar-20 14:38:58

I was thinking St Martin in the Caribbean - and a bit confused about a crusty cob and Cornish butter grin

I've been maintained - cut, roots, wash & blowdry, eyebrow wax, and pedicure so whilst not quite beach-ready am looking, and feeling, much improved! smile

Ashcombe Fri 13-Mar-20 14:49:32

Awoke just after six on hearing my DGS, who is nearly four and lives over 200 miles away, call out, “Grandma!” He stayed over for the first time, enabling DS to enjoy a special night out with my ex DH, at a Rotary 'do' involving a football celeb. We enjoyed some precious time together for a few hours before he was collected. He was as good as gold and fascinated by the fact that I have no stairs in my flat!
Later I attended my “Move It Or Lose It” class which I love. We are so lucky to have an inspirational lady running this - I’m always sad when it’s over!

Witzend Fri 13-Mar-20 15:00:28

About to start 2nd knitted chick and egg (first just finished) for Gdcs for Easter. Shall v likely watch a DVD I ordered ages ago and haven’t got around to watching. It’s the wrongly titled ‘Love and Friendship’, aka Jane Austen’s ‘Lady Susan’ - a scheming little baggage, so I bet Jane enjoyed writing it!
Hope it matches up to the written version.

Mapleleaf Fri 13-Mar-20 15:13:20

I've enjoyed a pottering day today, dusting and vacuuming through as I've neglected it a bit lately by being busy doing other things. Amazed at how much dust collects when I'm not looking! 😁
A beef casserole is slowly cooking in the slow pot as my DH can be home any time between 5 and 8 when he comes home on a Friday, depending on the traffic, so it won't spoil.
Just sitting down now flitting through the tv.
Nice to see you posting again, GabriellaG54.

Dancinggran Fri 13-Mar-20 15:20:39

Today I'm working but this evening I'm going to a friends 70th birthday. I've known him since I was 16, when he joined our Op and Dram Society after finishing at teacher training college. We've been friends ever since, he's been a fab godfather to my eldest daughter and an excellent role model. It only seems like yesterday that I was running and jumping into his arms during a dance duet in Carousel... but it's almost 45 years ago... where has time gone!!

Esmerelda Fri 13-Mar-20 15:23:44

I have a friend over for lunch (we've both eaten too much) and are now about to watch the Cheltenham Gold Cup. YAY!

t42and24t Fri 13-Mar-20 15:24:26

Wow went to Tescos !!! Have been stuck at home since mid Jan with Sciatica,so horrid .It was lovely to do something that usually is a chore ..Yay .But it absolutely "cream crackered " me !!

GabriellaG54 Fri 13-Mar-20 15:24:54

Thank you Mapleleaf, it's good to be back amongst the 'in' crowd. grinthanks

JackyB Fri 13-Mar-20 15:30:50

I cycled into town this morning to do my shopping. I had promised (?) myself that I would do that when I had nothing too big to get that had to be transported by car. It's a 15 minute ride (at my pace!).

As well as being good exercise, it also saves money - one shop had some nice daffodils but I couldn't get them as they wouldn't have survived the trip in the bicycle basket.

It's very windy, but sunny, dry and not too cold.

The State and the Diocese have banned all gatherings as of this lunchtime so Whatsapps have been flying back and forth calling off all events - even choir practice - for the next few weeks. So I'll probably be joining you all, cleaning windows and doing plenty of decluttering from now until Easter and possibly beyond......

Yiayia4 Fri 13-Mar-20 15:53:02

Went to hairdressers had my colour highlights done and a much shorter style, think I like it😂

GrannyGravy13 Fri 13-Mar-20 15:53:09

We are going out to our favourite Indian Restaurant this evening for a nice spicy curry. If we have to go into lockdown I will really miss eating out sad

Billybob4491 Fri 13-Mar-20 16:49:38

Sadly I had to arrange my husband's funeral today, it has been a very distressing week.