Yesterday for most of the day I didn't feel very well.....nothing serious, just a tummy upset and feeling nauseous, it had worn off by the time I went to bed. However, I didn't get much done. Consequently, we didn't go to the van today as planned, I spent the morning doing the jobs I meant to do yesterday - packing the clothes, toiletries, dry foods and dog food. I was finished by lunchtime so we could have gone this afternoon, but I didn't want to travel in the heat of the day, just in case we got stuck in traffic or broke down - being forced to sit in a hot car for x amount of time wouldn't have been good for any of us, especially Betty. So we're going to go tomorrow morning now, before it gets too hot.
I took the opportunity of a spare hour this morning to make a big batch of cheese scones, I've frozen half of them. They'll be nice for lunches with a chunk of cheese and some homegrown tomatoes and mini cucumbers, quick and easy (and no cooking). Husband's coming home on Monday to go to another nurse appointment, he can collect the rest of the scones and a couple more frozen meals and pick some more salad veg.
I'm a big fan of Val McDermid books, I've read all of the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and a few others. I've just finished one of her stand alone thrillers, A Place of Execution, it was one of the best books I've ever read. She is very good at producing a twist in the tail right near the end of a book, something (or someone) you'd never have thought of or guessed, and this was no exception - I certainly didn't see the surprise in this story coming, although I had guessed that the murderer was possibly not a genuine killer. How writers like Val McDermid and others like James Patterson who are so prolific and write dozens and dozens of books can manage to keep coming up with different plots, I don't know. They must have very vivid imaginations!
Thanks for the comments re scanning your shopping in Sainsburys. I like the idea of using the scanner rather than my phone - my phone (it is a smart phone) is dying a slow death, is temperamental and doesn't like adding any more apps! So is it possible to use the scanner without downloading an app onto my phone? I suspect not. There are rarely any staff around in our store to ask, they seem to be very short of staff.
I shan't be posting every day whilst we're away, but will try to post every few days.