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Monday, August 29, 2011

28 August: A Day in the Life

I captured all the happenings of today to give you a day in the life.
It started with a walk along the canal. I used to run the 5k stretch from Ponder's End lock to a landmark I called the green bridge, but my running days have long since ended. So I walked instead and took a few photos:
Saw quite a few runners, cyclists and just a couple of narrowboats. Plus lots of wild life: swans, coots, horses.

I got home around 10.30 and realised I was out of cranberry sauce - essential for the Sunday roast. So I popped round to Budgen's, the supermarket round the corner.

After Budgen's it was time to prepare the dinner - roast chicken - and to tidy up the dining room.

While dinner was cooking I applied six watering cans of weedkiller to the lane, John having filled eight bags with weeds yesterday.
Dinner was delicious - chicken with roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and artichokes, followed an hour later by sticky toffee pudding and custard. Just the three of us, J + daughter Rachel.
3.30pm and after dealing with the dishes and the kitchen, sat down to read the paper. John's brother Eamon came round for an hour.
Did some idle surfing on the computer for a while.
This is where it goes pear-shaped because I didn't take any more photos! However, I can reveal that after tea (buffalo mozarella/proscuitto and salad for J; quiche for me) we watched a film called "The Three Days After" with Mr Russell Crowe, which, after a slow start, became very gripping.
And to bed at 9pm to read for an hour.
How about recording one of your typical days?



Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

I'm intrigued by your canal walk, because I took a days-long canal boat trip in England, WAY back in my student days. (Don't ask me where we went.... it's all a bit of a blur!) But how wonderful to have a regular, scenic walking spot. We have a few lovely routes here, too, and they are lifesavers.

(And do you realize that, if somebody just glances at your post tags, they MIGHT think that Russell Crowe came to your house for a roast?) :)

Maggie May said...

What a brilliant idea! I really enjoyed sharing your day and it was a lovely one too.
Maggie X

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