Good Evening Lovely Readers and a huge, warm welcome to new followers Mary Jane's Tearoom, Marina, Emma (the log cabin), Petro Neagu, thegreygirl, Patti and Morgan's Mother. I have just realised that if a follower doesn't have an icon they get put right at the end of the follower's list - so if you are there and I haven't noticed, please accept my apologies.
Today we enjoyed a lazy kind of day, not least because of the incessant rain. After blitzing the house with Mr Thrifty's help, we did a quick shop for essentials and then settled down to watch this film.
On another note, I received some really upsetting news from a very old friend yesterday. My friend's husband had had a heart attack during the week but is now thankfully recovering in hospital. He had a blocked artery and needed immediate surgery. These friends are my age and date back to university days when we all studied in Sheffield. They are wonderful people and having stayed in Sheffield, they are keeping an eye on #3 for us, who is now also at university in the steel city. This man, a talented artist, is just 50. He is fit and healthy, swims a mile most days, doesn't smoke, eats well and is not over-weight. This dreadful news really made me think about my own mortality and more specifically, my need to shift my excess weight given that my own father died at the age of 52, when I was 21, of a massive heart attack. So, back to healthy smoothies tomorrow. Do we need wake-up calls every now and again?
Hope your week is good
Love Mrs Thrifty