Saturday, 21 July 2018


I got up at 6, and had my breakfast. ( courgette and egg) H was already up, had made the tea, watered the outdoor pots and cleaned the car! It’s one of the very rare days when I didn’t have a load of washing. After breakfast we had a coffee, I read a chapter of my book and did a few bits of ironing before it became too hot. H said we should go out early on our bikes and miss the crowds so I made the bed and then got ready to bike. We did 39.4 miles. It was lovely when we were riding but the second we stopped it was boiling hot. We had a coffee in the garden when we got home and then I got lunch. We had cheese and biscuits with pickles and a glass of G & T with ice and raspberries. We sat in the garden as long as we could bare it and then we went in and watched the tour. We had a shower, a shandy, a cup of tea and then pizza and patatas bravas for dinner. I am playing two games of scrabble on my phone, one with my daughter and the other with H, it’s a nightmare, in both games I have no vowels, it’s so hard to make words. Yesterday I had only vowels! It’s one extreme to the other.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Great day off.

I got up at 5.55,put on a load of washing and had my breakfast (toast). As soon as I was done I dressed, made my bed andwe went to Asda. When we got home again I unpacked and put everything away, hung out the washing and H made us a coffee. Next I went upstairs and ironed my skirt, put it on and we went to Holt. We went to Bakers and Larners where H bought a summer sports jacket and I went in the dehli’ bit and bought some fabulous cheeses. Then some crisps and biscuits in the grocery store. Oh and some fabulous pork ribs in the butchers bit, I love that shop. From there we went for a wander round, calling at the greengrocer for English plums and then to a coffee shop for a coffee. After that it was back to the car and off to Wells for fish and chips sitting on the harbour wall. There was a very young starling sitting with us sharing our meal and taking small flakes of fish out of Hs fingers. I wanted a new pressure cooker, couldn’t get one in Holt so on the way home we went to Fakenham and Alldis. I got one there plus’s 2 lovely Spanish gin glasses and a glass ornament, an octopus. When we got home I washed our glasses and we had a pink gin with ice tonic and raspberries, delicious. We are both still feeling stuffed from lunch so tonight we are just having strawberries and cream with a cup of tea. As I am writing this H is in the kitchen washing up my new pressure cooker so it’s ready to use tomorrow. After my tea I am having a shower and watching my soaps. Also in wells I bought 4 bottles of local cider, we have had it before so we know it is good, and a very reasonable price. The weather was perfect and so was my day. We are cycling tomorrow.

Thursday, 19 July 2018


I got up at 5.50 and put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. I packed my lunch, made the bed, dressed and hung out the washing. I sorted my work bag and went to work. I had to do 70 bunches of radishes first and by the time I had walked up the field and picked them my first hour had gone. Next I was supposed to do 60 bunches of beetroot. I had done 30 when Andy joined me. He said we should do the carrots right away because they had been watered and he wanted to dig them up before they dried out again. We had to have 130 bunches. After that we did 70 bunches of spring onions then the other 30 beetroot and finally 32 bunches of golden beetroot. When we finished it was 4 minutes to 1 and my home time. I left Andy to wash everything. When I got home H made me a cup of coffee and I had a slice of corned beef and a kiwi fruit. I sat in the garden and listened to the Archers then I did a bit of weeding and at 3 I went in to watch the tour. It was good again. I had a bath and washed my hair then I got dinner, we had salmon with potatoes, beans, and carrots. No work for me till Monday and the boss said it will only be a 3 day week.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


I managed to stay in bed till 6am, I put on a load of washing and had eggs and courgette for breakfast.  I packed a tomato, cheese,cucumber and a bottle of water, made the bed, dressed and hung out the washing. I left home at 7.25 for my journey to work and had to pick tomatoes straight away. It was a bit overcast so not too hot in the greenhouse and I only managed to get 3 boxes so I wasn’t in there long. Next I helped Andy to do 86 bunches of carrots. When he left I had to pick 50 bunches of radishes and 70 bunches of beetroot. Next Andy came back with another list, 20 spring onions and 48 more carrots 🥕. I then had a lift down to my sweet corn weeding but I only had 10 minutes on it before it was my home time. When I got home H made me a coffee and I had a bowl of corn flakes for lunch. I had a shower and watched the tour which was very exciting. H made a pot of tea and we had it with a square of dark chocolate. For dinner tonight we pasta with a meaty sauce. I had an orange 🍊 for dessert,H had yogurt. He had a Spanish lesson today. I have to work again tomorrow.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


I got up at 6, put on a load of washing and had eggs for breakfast. I packed my lunch, cheese,cucumber, tomato and water. I made the bed, hung out the washing, dressed and got ready to go to work. We planted leeks straight away and it took till around 11.20. I then had to spend the rest of my time weeding sweet corn. It was cooler today but though it was a nice breeze it was terribly dusty, at times we could hardly see each other it was so thick being churned up by the tractor and I came home filthy!! I called at the chicken farm for eggs on my way home and had a shower as soon as I got indoors. We had cheese and biscuits for lunch with a coffee and then a beer. As it was cloudy H watched the ‘tour ‘ but after a while I went outside and filled my garden bin ready for collection on Friday. For dinner tonight we had sausages, mushrooms, courgette, peas, eggs and chips. I am working again tomorrow and I hope it’s a cool start to the day because my first job is picking the tomatoes.

Monday, 16 July 2018


I got up at 5.30 when H got up. I put on a load of washing and had my breakfast. (Fried courgette and eggs). I packed my lunch (cucumber, tomato and cheese),  made my bed, dressed, hung out the washing, packed my bag and went to work. I had to do 30 bunches of radishes, 36 bunches fo beetroot, 24 bunches of spring onions and 48 bunches of carrots.Next I joined Andrew who was pulling up leek plants ready for us to plant tomorrow. Andy joined us later on and we had to pull them up till it was time for me to go home. When I got home we had a banana milk shake and a slice of flapjack. We sat in the garden for a while but it was so hot we came in. I got the washing in, dry of course. We had a game of scrabble and then watched tipping point, had a bath and now I am about to cook dinner. It’s chicken with onions, mushrooms broccoli and potatoes. At 6.30 I will go up to watch my soaps, it will be a great night because there is no football!! I have to work again tomorrow.

Sunday, 15 July 2018


I got up at 5 when I heard H moving about. I put on a load of washing and then sat in the lounge out of the way while he got himself ready to go out on his bike with our son in law. He was meeting him at 7 so he’d to leave here at 6.30. When he left I had my breakfast and then got stuck into the housework before it became too hot to do anything. I swept and washed the kitchen and toilet floors, cleaned sinks and basins etc. wiped all the cupboards and then vacuumed the rest of the house. I finished around 10.30, made myself a coffee and sat in the garden and listened to the Archers omnibus. Before it was over H arrived home again. He had done around  60 miles. He joined me in the garden after he had showered and changed but when the temperature reached 29 degrees C we both went indoors. For lunch we had a fried egg sandwich and a bottle of beer. This afternoon we watched the tour with a nice G&T. When it was over I had a shower and cooked dinner. We had Chinese pork with potatoes carrots and broard beans. Neither of us slept well last night because it was too hot and tonight it’s even worse!