It is now a year since Jenny started this project and this month she posts her twelfth and final day in my life post. I joined in a month late and so for me this is post number eleven. Although the project is coming to a close I have decided to continue posting my own "a day in my life" once a month. I'm not sure that the details of my life are of much interest to anyone other than me so please just humour me as I turn out one of these each month for the foreseeable future!
No alarm clock this morning so we had the luxury of being woken up by daylight instead of a loud buzzing noise. Dawn here is around 7:ooam at the moment. It was a lovely morning bright sunlight and blue sky, perfect for catching up with the washing.
Two loads of washing today and I hand washed some hand knitted jumpers as well. Its good to be able to catch up with the laundry, the weather has not been good for drying washing recently and so I am a bit behind.
Youngest son had a match early this afternoon so we had a very early lunch. In an effort to minimise the number of journeys and miles I drive, I combined taking him to his match, with a walk with my eldest son and a quick trip to the supermarket.
National Trust properties are opening around here this weekend (the first of half-term) and today we visited Basildon Park. The house doesn't open until later in the season but we could walk around the garden and estate.
The house was used in the filming of Pride and Prejudice (the 2005 film), it was Netherfield Hall, Mr Bingleys residence.
The house is very impressive. I am always amazed by the amount of work and details in these houses. The photo below shows the carved ceiling at the top of the entrance staicase, I wonder how many of the visitors to the house paused to look up at the ceiling, such a lot of work that may have gone unnoticed.
I also spotted this blend of old and new, an old lamp fitted with an energy saving lamp bulb.
There wasn't much in flower in the garden. The recent cold weather has certainly held the spring back this year but there were flowers on the viburnum bush and a few clumps of cyclamen. Milder weather is forecast for the next week so I am sure the spring bulbs will catch up.
After our walk it was shopping and then home with a tired teenager.
Dinner was potato, chickpea and spinach curry with naan, simple and inexpensive and eaten before I had a chance to reach for my camera!
This evening I phoned my parents and sat down at the computer to write this.
So thats it, the end of a years "day in my life" posts. I have enjoyed reading the different posts written by bloggers all over the world, a snapshot of how we spend our days.