The rain has been RELENTLESS this week – almost constant, and due to continue by the looks of it – is there any more depressing a sight than this?
Although it does FINALLY look as thought the temp is going to creep upwards – thank goodness for that – almost May and I’ve still got my central heating on every morning and evening!
On the positive side, as I type this the sun is shining, albeit briefly, and it’s Friday – yay!
I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts this week, don’t really know why, just generally a bit meh. Slightly bored, very fed up with the weather, a bit worried about William, who’s been having some minor friend-related problems at school and is quite fed up about it, and the old chestnut, miserable about my weight and my seeming inability to talk myself into knuckling down and losing some. Same old same old.
I also had a couple of unpleasant eBay people earlier this week, who were quite nasty to deal with. Then on Wednesday, I’d sold a couple of wicker chairs, and the buyer was supposed to be coming to collect them in the afternoon. He phoned me in the morning saying his car was being mended and wasn’t going to be ready that day, so I offered to drop the chairs round to him as it was only a little way out of my way on the school run. When I did so, he gave me a huge bar of chocolate to say thanks, which restored my faith in the human race.
More than 95% of the people I deal with on eBay are really nice, but when you do get a problematic one, it tends to make you forget all the good ones until something nice like that happens.
The cats have woken us up almost every night this week, howling and fighting with another cat who we think is coming in through the cat flap and eating their food. We’ve tried locking the cat flap at night so they can’t come in, in the past, but our cats are such thugs that they just bash away at the door until it literally snaps off.
No wonder he sleeps all day, after keeping me up all night!!
I had my hair highlighted yesterday at a new salon that I haven’t been to before. Not only was it considerably cheaper than the one I’ve been going to for the last few years, I was also much more pleased with the colour, which is great. The only downside is that the girl who did my hair is expecting a baby so will be going off on maternity leave soon!
We’re off out for dinner with friends this evening to a Michelin-starred restaurant in Torquay, The Elephant, which has apparently been listed in the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK, so we’re expecting great things.
I had a quick wander around a couple of charity shops in between showers earlier this week, but pickings seem slim at the moment, and I only came home with a few books.
I have whiled away quite a bit of time this week watching the recent BBC series, The Syndicate, which I’ve really enjoyed.
I’m also still working my way through Spooks, and was reduced to tears yesterday by the finale of Season 3 – it just gets better with every episode, can’t wait for the first disc of Season 4 to arrive from Lovefilm.
Other than this evening’s outing, we don’t have any definite plans for the weekend, but I quite fancy a nice walk on Dartmoor if the rain holds off for long enough – it would be nice to blow the cobwebs away and get some fresh air.