A pleasantly uneventful week.
We’ve been enjoying the perfect weather (sunny, low 20s (ºC)) in the garden that’s overflowing with green and flowers. Mary picked a good week in which to begin retirement.
I’ve made some progress in organising and ticking off the pile of low-stakes, mundane To Dos that have been piling up recently, which is a relief.
Spent a lot of time staring into the little pond. Since we extinguished the weed and algae (with Algofin, the “eco” barley-based solution we tried first having achieved nothing) the water is clear and we can see all the life: at least seven newts, a similar number of chunky tadpoles (some with little back legs), and many beetles of various sizes swimming and diving.
Getting back to going to the gym does not, yet, seem successful in terms of seeing some actual people, given I’m often the only person there. But, still, having a short drive somewhere two or three times a week helps with my driving confidence, and it’s good to be back doing a wider variety of exercise.
Talking of driving: on Friday I drove to Gloucester and back – just over an hour each way – with Mary as co-driver, which must be the furthest I’ve driven in more than twenty years. No objects, people, or animals were harmed.
We watched season two of Perry Mason which continued to be pretty good.
That’s it. I hope you enjoy your Succession Bank Holiday, in territories where such a holiday is available.