Despite the promise of more snow today we awoke yesterday to a gloriously sunny spring morning. Not that you’d think so from the photograph but it’s the best of a poor bunch. We were up, breakfasted and out walking Luca along the winding lanes that meander higgledy-piggledy up and down hills soon after 9am. I realise that for some readers this is not an early start but bear in mind that I was viewing this as a short holiday, thus expecting a leisurely lie-in!
Back home daughter introduced me to Alexa. In case you missed the television adverts Alexa is an interactive device that responds to verbal commands. Daughter tells me that ‘she ‘ answers questions such as what the weather forecast is for a certain area, gives the news headlines for the day (or historic ones if required) and plays radio stations as instructed. There’s a lot more to her talents but I’d lost interest by then but I soon got the hang of asking her to change Virgin radio to Smooth each time daughter left the room! Alexa is a bit gimmicky for me so I’ll not be buying one.
Lunch was eaten at The Novello Lounge In Telford, a quirky place of clashing styles and excellent bistro-style food. The ‘Superfood salad’ open sandwich (served on ciabatta) with goats cheese did not disappoint.
After lunch I was telling daughter that I’d seen trailer for the new Peter Rabbit animated film. Did she remember the Beatrix Potter books I used to read to her when she was a little girl, I asked her. She did, of course, and we spoke animatedly about her favourite characters, Peter himself, Apply Dapply and Pigling Bland. “Oh, I’d love to see the film,” she said.
Now she might have been (half) joking but I said that I would too. We popped home to let Luca out and then… … …yes, we went to the matinee showing, but only after we’d bought some sweets to take with us including Parma violets. Remember them?
We had a fab time. Have you been to the cinema lately? You probably have so will be amused at my surprise … leather recliner seats with a foot rest and our own little table. I’d no idea since I’ve not been to the cinema in ages. We treated ourselves to hot chocolate to go with the sweets (what an indulgence! Back to the diet today). It was like being out with my little girl again.
In the evening I’d planned to look through Delicious Magazine which she had bought for me (two magazines in two days – unheard of; I usually pick them up from the gym for a small donation, returning them once read) but it was a little difficult as I spent the time pinned to the sofa by Luca who had decided that I was pretty much an expert in the tummy-tickling department.
After yesterday’s lovely spring morning we found that it had snowed during the night – only lightly but with more, plus high winds promised, I decided to come home early. The snow blew around on the way home but nothing much materialised. The wind however was quite scary at times and it had clearly made its mark in the night as I came across several large tree branches, and one small entire tree, in the road.
Now I’m off to prepare a VERY light lunch.