Thank you for all the birthday wishes. For lunch I made a Stilton spread (just crumbled stilton mashed and mixed with butter, Philadelphia cream cheese and smoked paprika), we had it on some bought crackers. I cooked a simple but nice meal for dinner - a small gammon ham with honey and mustard poured over, spicy wedges and I made coleslaw to go with it. I also made a pudding - a dish of our home grown blueberries topped with chocolate sponge made with cocoa and dark choc chips, I had cream with it, husband had custard.
When walking Betty yesterday afternoon on the extendable lead in the field (it's really muddy, waterlogged and squelchy right now), she saw something in the distance, I know not what, pheasant or rabbit probably. She took off like a rocket, nearly yanking me over in the process, consequently my hip, back, side and right shoulder are agony now. I've decided that if (when) she does it again, I'm going to drop the lead and let her go, hoping she doesn't catch whatever it is. She does come back to me when I call her, with a bit of encouragement. She gets so caked in mud though, which is why I'm not keen on letting her off the lead right now - bending down to clean her off when we get home is a problem for me.
I've just had some of that chocolate pudding, with some Greek yogurt, for breakfast - and you know what? It was bloody lovely! Sod the diet.
I have no idea what I'll cook for dinner tonight, something out of the freezer I expect.
Once this is all over and husband is back on his feet and able to drive, walk the dog and take care of himself (some weeks away yet), I'm going to go away for a week, I need a break on my own to do - well, nothing. Oh, and provided there isn't another lockdown by then!