Friday, 15 March 2019


For my first daily blog I picked a day when nothing was scheduled!Normaly on a Friday I meet a friend for tea and toasted tea cake but she couldn't make today.The weather here has been wet and windy for days so I suggested a trip to Marks and Spencer's at Cheshire Oaks.This is the largest of their stores outside of London so good for a bit of exercise.I went in thinking there would be lots of new Spring clothes in but it was just full of racks and racks of sale items.I really do think M&S have lost their way.I didn't buy anything but I am not really into clothes.What I have suits me fine.We had had an email so say there was a wine sale.All the spaces where they had been were empty.
Back from there we did the Tesco shop.C usually does this on his own while I am meeting my friend.
After lunch it cleared up a bit so into the garden we went.We spent two hours out there.We have three enormous trees in our garden,two with TPOs(tree protection orders) on them. Autumn is a nightmare but we are still raking leaves up and it is March.Where are they coming from?I shall probably be very stiff tomorrow.
I promise tomorrow will be more interesting. It is our daughter's birthday and we are meeting up in Chester.The forecast for tomorrow is dire- again.It is back to raining and blowing a gale here.
I have just poured myself a glass of rose ,my weekend treat, and I stall have a read of my book ready for Reading Group next week.It is Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri  and is a collection of short stories.
Back tomorrow.Barbarax


  1. Well done for getting out into the garden I haven't even thought about doing that yet it's still too cold for me. Enjoy meeting with your daughter tomorrow I love Chester. xx

  2. Great to spend some time in the garden. I too am usually disappointed by what M&S has to offer other than underwear and occasional food treats. I hope the weather isn't too bad for your visit to Chester:)

  3. We still have heavy rain and winds so there’s no chance of getting out in the garden at all. Hope you have a lovely time in Chester.

  4. I agree with you on M&S, I used to rely on them for underwear and other items of clothing could be relied on for wear but not anymore.
    I had my Birthday today so your daughter is just one day behind mine. enjoy the day.

  5. Sad to hear even the big M&S is not living up to expectations these days. When I come home to Devon I always spend hours in there looking and often buying - does this mean when I come this Spring I won't be buying much and can leave the empty suitcase here! Internet shopping is killing the bricks and mortar shops - so many closing here, especially large department stores.


  6. شركة المثالية للتنظيف

    شركة المثالية توفر علي ربة المنزل عناء التنظيف، والمواظبة علية بإستمرار، خصوصا وأن ربة المنزل الآن يكون عليها مهام كثيرة شاقة ولا يكون لديها مساحة من الوقت للقيام بمهام التنظيف، وليس فقط التنظيف هي من مهام الشركة بل أن الشركة أيضاً تُقدم مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات الأخرى التي تخدم راحة عُملائها، بالإضافة إلي تقديم مُستوي عالي من الكفاءة في تنفيذ الخدمة. خدمات شركة المثالية: ولأن شركة المثالية تقوم علي راحة عُملائها في تقوم بتوفر مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات مثل: • تنظيف الستائر. • تنظيف المفروشات. • تنظيف السجاد والموكيت. • تنظيف الكنب. • تنظيف المجالس. • مُكافحة الحشرات. • رش مُبيدات. • تسليك مجاري. حيثُ أن لدينا مجموعة من أكفأ العمُال والأيدي العاملة، بالإضافة إلي اننا يوجد ليدنا أحدث أنواع الأجهزة والماكينات التي تُساعدنا في عملنا، بالإضافة إلي أن المساحيق المُستخدمة في عمليات التنظيف نقوم بإستيرادها من الخارج، وهي مُصرحة من وزارة الصحة ولا ضرر عليها. كما أن شركة المثالية تستقبل تليفونات عُملائها علي المدار اليوم لإستقبال طباتهم وإستفسارتهم بإستمرار. عزيزي العميل نُحاول أن نوفر لك جميع ما تحتاج إلية، علاوة علي ان أسعارنا لا تقبل المُنافسة.