I started the day with a walk by the sea, just to get myself going. It was rather grey and overcast, and the sea was calm. Out on the horizon was a flotilla of little grey sails, maybe a Sunday yachting race. Just an ordinary day, except that there were so many runners and joggers along the sea-front it looked as though the promenade was jogging too. Everywhere I looked there were people bobbing up and down, it was most unsettling, and by the time I turned for home I felt quite sea-sick!
After my shower and breakfast, I had to get cooking because I had invited my downstairs neighbour and her friend for lunch. I made roast lamb, roast potatoes and parsnips and sweet potato, onions and carrots (also roasted) and some sugar snap peas. Plus a strawberry and blueberry meringue for dessert. And then some cheese. It was all 'dericious' and we had a very jolly time; they brought a bottle of Prosecco, which was dispatched very quickly, and we also managed a bottle of Merlot. Funnily enough, while I was cooking, Daughter phoned to ask for some help because she was cooking her first roast chicken Sunday lunch. I was astonished, because I had assumed that she would have done that before (especially since she had been living in the flat for three years!). But no. I passed on a few tips about par-boiling and roasting potatoes, and how to make stuffing (without a packet), and apparently it was a great success.
Later I half-listened to the radio commentary on the Spurs - Chelsea Carling Cup Final. It would have been terribly impolite to turn it up too loud, so I kept on bobbing up and down to keep tabs on the score. We won 2 - 1, after extra time, so it was very exciting.
Still no joy with my mobile phone, which is now too irritating for words. I have been sent a new sim card, but this hasn't cured what ails it. I think I'll chuck it in the bin and buy a new one. Oh no, another thing to add to my Shopping List...