This has been a week of much wailing from our remaining cat Amber. He always had a bit of a tendency to do it as he wandered around the house. Sometimes there is a purpose to it like ‘feed me’ and sometimes I think it’s just to let us know he’s there, but at the moment there’s more of it and he doesn’t like to be alone. I’m sure he’s missing his friend. I’m hoping he gets back to normal soon as it can be a bit wearing especially at 4 in the morning.
This week has been the second week of H’s half term. Strangely it’s been less busy than last week when most of the local schools were still at school. We did go to visit our friends that live on a farm one day and had a lovely time. Other than that it’s been quite a quiet week for us. I think we needed to do a bit less for a few days and I think H is ready to go back to school next week (as much as he ever is that is).
With the first frosts, I’ve been harvesting what is left out in the garden. This year has been very poor really for crops. You’d have thought the weather would have helped, but it hasn’t really. The potatoes have done well as have the black currants, but those are about the only things. I was very disappointed on opening our sweetcorn as there weren’t many corn kernels there to eat. We managed a late crop of runner beans and we ate those this week. My green tomatoes are finishing off inside and there are a number of autumn raspberries that are still going strong.
The main bit of colour left in the garden comes from these nasturtiums, but they are growing in my mini polytunnel, so they are protected.
Aside from that this week I’ve been doing a lot of swimming. In fact I’m typing this up ahead of going for my fourth swim of the week. It’s certainly getting easier to do a lot of lengths and I feel I’m starting to work on my technique a little now. I’ve found it a great way to unwind with so much stuff going on in my life.