Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair

Summer time

Gosh it's warm, isn't it?

It's been a funny couple of weeks. Last week we were in Leeds for Walter's funeral, which was really sad, but at the same time nice to see people. It doesn't half take it out of you! And since then we seem to have been mostly watching football or tennis :)

Still, yesterday I got to go into town and buy wedding shoes and try on my wedding dress, which is fabulous but *very* hot. And today we went for a lovely bike ride over to Fowlmere to wander round the RSPB nature reserve. We spotted a reed warbler and some reed buntings and a hobby, along with some very cute young moorhens and a *lot* of woodpigeons. And several fairly large fish in the beautifully clear stream. A lovely morning, but boy was it hot cycling home again. There'll be photos at some point, plus some from our garden a couple of weeks back.

Been a bit headachy on and off since, despite being careful to take water with us. Still, at least I avoided the sunburn. Spent the afternoon watching the footy and shouting at the ref :) And then managed to order our wedding cake and sort out a first draft of our invitation letter. A few people have already sadly said they can't make it but at least that means we can invite a few extras. Hopefully get these sorted and sent this week :) It's all very exciting!

Oh, and I should get round to writing up the last few books I've read before I forget them completely, but I really enjoyed Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White.

Tags: bike, birds, catchup, wedding

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