I had a nice productive day yesterday and after making some chicken pies with the left overs I got stuck in to cleaning my oven and hob and did the filters of the extractor. That done it was time to walk the dogs and we had a lovely blowy walk down on the estuary. Basso had some instruction and was as good as gold so we were all pleased. His walking to heel without a lead is coming on well and he seems to get the whole idea now. On the way back I stopped off at the wool shop and purchased 3 colours of cheap wool to make the tea cosy that Joy had made. After a bit of searching I found my knitting needles, I prefer bamboo if I can get them as they don't clack as you knit. The tea cosy is under-way but I will have to go slowly as it does wind up my tennis elbow so I am rationing myself. I also placed an order for a pair of ladies fishing waders so that I can hopefully get Basso in the water to swim in comfort. It will also mean that I can get in the pond and do any maintenance work without getting soaked. Not to mention pressure washing the greenhouse so I am hoping they will be multifunctional. However, I think I will wait for warmer weather before I take them out for a test drive.
The wonderful Jane is due today and for once the house is relatively tidy. I usually plan a load of whites to follow her visit as the tea towels and dish cloths all go in for a wash. Many years ago I purchased white dusters from Lakeland which means they too can be thrown into the wash and if the weather forecast is to be believed I may even get the washing outside to dry which is always a milestone.
Yesterdays food was all a bit haphazard and we ended up with chipolatas for lunch and a take away curry for super. The mackerel I had planned for supper will now be lunch for today and I will have to rethink supper for tonight. Then I need to think about a shooting lunch for tomorrow as I am hoping for a morning of shooting. Perhaps the pies would do as there are three of them?
Well that's about it for today time to knit a few rows before I get going on the days chores. Have a good day everybody....