Good Morning

Now that was a eye opening sunrise this morning. The clouds are now disappearing and it looks like it will be another sunny day today. I will not be going anywhere, but will be enjoying the views from home. My neighbour already had here laundry drying in the sun outside. My laundry dried overnight, so I will have some ironing to do today, but no so much.

I saw this spider hanging around outside suspended from my hedge. It is nothing special for a spider and does no harm. I also have her sister hanging around in the kitchen from the celing, but at least then keep an eye on other pests that might arrive. It is now Autumn and the insects are searching for a nice comfortable place to spend the colder months.

And what would a morning be without this regular visitor hoping for a few feline delicacies. I wonder if the guy he owns realises that he disappears regularly every morning.

I must say life is certainly now more comfortable since my new fridge and freezer arrived at the end of last week. We so rely on these objects. A fridge was almost luxury when I was a kid and mum and dad only bought the first one when I was about 8 years old in the fifties. How did we manage before we had it. I remember mum would fill a bowl with cold water to keep the butter from melting. Ice was non existant and drinks were normal room temperature. We had a small cupboard outside in the garden, known as a safe – although not for money, which was the poor man’s fridge, although food could only be preserved in the colder seasons. Otherwise you just made the most of it. There was no discussion about being healthy or not when you preserved the meat. Shopping had to be a daily chore to make sure food was eaten before it perished. I remember my aunt who lived opposite, was the first to have a fridge in the family. They had no children and both my aunt and uncle were working, so there was enough money to pay for it. I remember my mum saying when they went for their annual holiday we could at last have some ice in our drinks, as she looked after their place when they were away. No such luck. My aunt decided to disconnect it from the electricity when she was away, so no ice.

And now time for the daily routine, although it will be the Sunday routine. Have a good restful Sunday everyone.