Mid Summer?

It was  mid summer's day this weekend so theoretically we should be in the middle of our summer, yes?

Well today is cold and very wet and windy and will continue to be cool and wet on and off for the rest of the week up here. Not my idea of summer.  I understand that most of the UK can expect lovely warm sunshine, so hope you all enjoy it!

I rang the GP surgery this morning and now have an appointment for a blood test on Thursday. At least I will find out if my lack of energy is due to my thyroid levels or not.

Last night's supper went well, the slow cooker cooked so that was a relief.  We had venison and I added some of the beetroot we harvested this weekend from our garden, together with a handful of dates harvested from Holland & Barrett.  It gave the sauce a pleasant sweetness to offset the richness of the venison.  Dessert was made using the last of our strawberries.

I may have enjoyed rather too much of the wine last night and am now only fit for dozing on the sofa.

Until tomorrow.





17 comments:

  1. I am happy to report that the weather in South Yorkshire today reminds me of a diamond day on a Grecian isle...Folegandros, Skiros, Skopelos or Sheffieldos. It breaks my heart to think that you have got mid-February weather in your offshore tax haven today! Weather suitable for a hangover!

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  2. Supper sounds good. I think Summer arrived much too soon.

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    1. Yours look much the same as ours at the moment I think. Good for the plants though?

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    2. Yep. The weeds like the rain too.

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  3. I think mid-summer's day is June 24th but I always think every year what a daft name when really we are lucky if we have had a handful of 'real' warm days by now. Cloudy, cool and breezy here in the Dales too - hoping for better things.

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    1. Yes, I think that we shall be getting the worst of it over here in the North West.

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  4. Lovely weather here, blue sky and sunshine. Midsummer's Day is June 24th so you are arill in with a chance. Saturday was the Summer Soltice.

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    1. Ah, thanks Rachel. I shall hope for a return to summer weather in a day or two. Enjoy your warm sunshine over there.

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    2. Weather glorious here today and set for the week .... 31C predicted for Thursday ! Perhaps you will get it after us? Glad your dinner turned out well ... you deserve to put your feet up today and sleep off the wind ( spelling mistake ... meant to type WINE !!!🤣😂🤣! ) !
      XXXX

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    3. Are you trying to make me envious? You are succeeding!!! It's chilly up here and still blowing a gale out there. I am wearing my fleece jumper!
      Plenty of water to drink tonight - giving the wine a miss.

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  5. Warm here today, but windy. Just back from a 5.8 mile bike ride at an average speed of 6.1 mph in 57 minutes (my new bicycle gadget is fascinating).

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    1. Sounds fascinating TD.
      You obviously cycle at twice the rate that I walk as I did a 6 mile walk in 2 hours on Sunday morning - give or take a few feet/minutes.
      I wonder which method burns off the most calories? Can your gadget tell us that?

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    2. As it happens, yes, it said 70 calories! There!

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  6. Shame you're not having a heat wave. I loved the sound of your slow cooker meal - with dates! Such a clever idea...

    Take care
    xxx

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