I had an appointment at 10 to see Jane, a newish green friend who shares a love of Scrabble and has a lovely wildlife garden. We'd met at several meetings and had tried several times to meet up, failing on at least two occasions. But today's meeting had been in the diary for a while and it was good to meet up, attempt a game of Scrabble, and then give that up as chatting and Scrabble were not very compatible, and then had some lunch. Our conversations ranged from bird and tree identification, oil paintings, communication in relationships, optimism versus pessimism, food and a whole lot between.
I came back via Country Fresh where Shirley gave me the usual sack of gubbins, and then via Freshways who had a sack for me. I got back to find Gill and our eldest had gone into town to get some glasses repaired but they soon came in. I did a little bit of log stacking, and then our friend Maria came round to talk to us about home education, as she is a tutor who has some private students who learn mainly chemistry with her. She had a good pile of text books and advice about resource material to get him through to GCSE in the three sciences. Later we accepted her offer of an hour a week tuition. Things are beginning to fall into place.
I had a subdued evening, dealt with some admin stuff and tried to write an important email which I've been composing in my mind for a week or two. Late on I prepared some more apple and then a large pile of yellow peppers which I'll use to make sweet pepper paprika once they're dried.