On not having to go back to school
As an ex-teacher, I just love that feeling of not having to go back to school. However, the grandchildren hadn’t started back yet, so they stayed with us at the coast for a few days and the weather was glorious.
We visited Sewerby Park and, although the Hall is closed for a big refurbishment with National Lottery money, the gardens were still full of colour and the children found the zoo, the outdoor toys and the playground great fun.
Brought home some green beans from the allotment, where I volunteer. Another allotment holder gave us some beetroots, which I put to good use. I find gardeners, like writers, to be so generous with their help and advice.
I had a short story accepted on Alfiedog.com
for publication in October and a piece of non-fiction is
being included on local radio next week
My new bread making machine is wonderful! For Jewish New Year, I baked both round and plaited challahs for the first time ever and also a honey cake for a sweet new year.
I spied this plant display depicting the heritage of Stamford Bridge (Yorkshire).
It has been a great summer in which we celebrated our son's wedding, our ruby wedding, and the special birthdays of my brother and one of my sisters. These are just the highlights of my life at the moment. There are lowlights, of course, but with a large family there are always times for celebrations and commiserations. I prefer to count my blessings.