And we're back!

 I've cheated a little bit with the title as I'm backtracking to the Wednesday before we set off for Ireland. I had planned to walk with my group in Woburn Sands and do a 7 mile walk. I wasn't too confident as to where Woburn Sands was so I used Google Maps on my phone. I don't know what went wrong but it sent me on a huge loop almost ending up back at home so I drove to Milton Ernest and recce'd a new walk that I'll be leading in October. There wasn't enough time to reset the Sat Nav as if you're not at the start point on a Rambler's walk by 10 am sharp they don't wait around! Anyway, I was pleased with new walk of 7.5 miles and it stayed dry although it rained on the way home. One thing puzzled me. Most of the fields on one particular part of the walk had been harvested but I spotted small piles of grain at edge of one field. Then I came across this: It's a huge pile of grain where the big compost heap usually is and it was burning; you can

And we're off!

Hello again! This was what I wore to the food bank on Tuesday. It was a cool overcast day and I definitely needed a jacket. What's happened to the summer? The first time in 7 years I've spent August in the UK and the weather has not been good... Palazzo pants from Bedford Market, top by Principles, charity shopped as were the Hotter shoes. All jewellery charity shopped; the bangle is the most recent purchase bought in Oxfam, Notting Hill on our recent trip to London. After the food bank I went to town to the bank, the library and to buy some more face wash and few other bits and pieces. I stopped at two charity shops and bought an African top for 1.00; a cross body bag in a nude colour and a M&S skirt which will work for all year round. In the evening I went for a swim managing 42 laps (1.4km). Although some things had died back or gone over in the garden there were new and exciting things popping up. We had the beginnings of tomatoes and the green peppers were swelling. Th