Thank you for the lovely comments, I really appreciate them.
The header photo is the view from our front bedroom window, we have a similar one from the rear bedroom, although not quite as far-reaching. We love living here, we're so lucky, having lived in, or on the outskirts of, towns mostly before we moved to Somerset. I feel like I was born to be a country girl, I just couldn't imagine living in a town again.
Somebody said to me that by trying to make my blog for invited readers only, I was clearly only wanting readers who agreed with me all the time! Erm, not at all, we all have different opinions, I don't expect everyone to have the same opinions as me, or even like what I say. However, if I don't agree with a post someone has written on their blog, I either keep quiet or say something non-committal. I wouldn't make a nasty comment to them, and won't be publishing any I might get on here.
It's my birthday today. Husband asked if I wanted to go out for a meal, I said no - having had an indifferent meal out last week when we had visitors, I'm not particularly eager to eat out again anytime soon. I feel more and more that meals out are overpriced, cooked carelessly and I could probably make something much nicer myself. I sound like an old skinflint, but I begrudge paying for a meal that I could cook cheaper and better.
Had some really nice birthday cards - and one not so nice....why someone would send a rude card when they know you don't like them is beyond me. So let's gloss over that and just be thankful for the nice ones.
I chose what I wanted to eat today and husband is cooking it....creamed mushrooms on spelt & rye toast with a fried egg for breakfast (it was yum), then it'll be king prawns in a sweet chilli sauce on a bed of mixed grains and edamame beans for dinner. For lunch, we took a flask of hot chocolate and a slice of date & walnut cake (which I made yesterday) to Dunster beach, Betty was with us of course and we all had a breezy walk, with Betty charging around chasing anything the wind blew around. Sat back in the car to have our drink and cake, Betty had her own snacks and water. Lovely day.....well, other than 2 or 3 warning lights and bleepers coming on in the car on the way home from the beach. Something to do with the ABS and parking brake, apparently. I'm not even going to think about it...not today.