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Yet another wet and dreary day - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Yet another wet and dreary day
The forecast for today was bad, but the day started dry so by getting out earlier than usual to walk Brith, we did manage a 20 minute walk. Normally I take him for about an hour. Even so, despite cutting the walk short, we got a bit wet and he had to be towelled dry afterwards, but at least he got to stretch his legs and have a good sniff at all the interesting smells in the dead leaves at the side of the road. Also I got a bit of exercise. What with the Cold From Hell and the rain, I have become rather slothful, which is not good.

Afterwards I had a cup of tea with his elderly owners, M (91) and B (96) and managed to add 3 pieces to their fiendishly difficult jigsaw. Before you can start the jigsaw, you have to do a crossword, then the completed crossword is the picture that you have to assemble! As I said, fiendishly difficult because everything is the same colour and the pieces just have bits of letters on them. I also helped B install an update on her Android tablet.

Having done my good deeds for the day, I drove home through the now torrential rain and spent the rest of the morning crocheting African flower motifs and listening to BBC radio on the website. Our default station for the radio in the kitchen is Radio 4, but I find Radio 4 Extra really useful because there isn't always something on live that I want to listen to.

After lunch I filled out a couple of forms relating to financial stuff and then drove round to the college to teach my final session of the week. Normally I walk, but it had rained so hard during the day that there was the danger of the underpass flooding. A flooded underpass on the shortcut would necessitate either paddling and getting wet feet or walking the long way round, which takes getting on for half and hour instead of 10 minutes.

And now I'm just winding down before dinner, a glass of wine and an evening watching TV.

Current Mood: relaxed relaxed

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From: cmcmck Date: January 31st, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Much the same in London and when I got back here.

The weather plainly heard I was getting my hair done!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 1st, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
And the first day of February hasn't been any better, though tomorrow is supposed to be dry. I really don't want to go out to the shops, but we are running out of food and we need more wine!
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: February 1st, 2014 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry about the weather. The flower patterns are lovely, though. What are you going to make them into?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 1st, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The African Flowers are going to be one of Heidi Bears' Fatty Lumpkin ponies.

Here's the link to a picture...
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: February 1st, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love, love, love! Why didn't someone make one of those for me when I was a kid?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 1st, 2014 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, they hadn't been invented when we were young. :)
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: February 1st, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll just have to hold out for my second childhood, then. Luckily it's not far off.
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