The Glass Room*

Have my weekly Zoom chat with my best friends at ten o’clock this morning. Then go for a walk with Mum to Shenley Park. We see the climbing roses – pictured above – and the orchard. The panther strolls beside us.

Come home and have lunch in the garden. Meditate and sleep.

Have started reading a new book:

It is good so far – am only on page 31 though.

Fluffball is in now and sits in my room with me for a bit but then wanders off.

Do my Tarot For Growth May post – the last one. Hope there will be a Tarot For Growth June.

Parentals are talking to some of their friends on Zoom. Need to wash hair. Hopefully we can watch Silent Witness tonight.

It’s another hot day and my chest is peeling a bit. Need to visit the flat and pick up some of my summer clothes.

Happy Sunday everyone!

*2009. By Simon Mawer. Historical novel.

The Cat Who Lived High*

Go for a walk with Mum this morning to Aldenham. Come back and read book in the garden. We have lunch in the garden too: it is warm and sunny 😎 🌞.

Meditate and sleep. Wake up and have coffee ☕️ and an apple 🍎.

Finish reading book in garden. Catch Fluffball and take him into my bedroom with me. You can see him in the above photo.

Need to do my Tarot For Growth May post and have a bath 🛀. Silent Witness later I hope.

Am lying on my bed writing this and the panther sits on the windowsill, looking out over the garden. He ignores Fluffball who lies on my carpet by the door.

Happy Friday everyone!

*1990. By Lilian Jackson Braun. The eleventh novel in The Cat Who series of murder mystery novels.

The Scent Of Blood*

The white peony is out now, and the big red poppies. I do Personal Training over FaceTime this morning and work hard and trainer is pleased with me. Zoom wasn’t working. Hope it will be better by Barre on Saturday.

Sit in the garden reading my book. It is warm and sunny 😎 🌞.

After lunch go for a drive with Mum. Then meditate and sleep. Wake up and have coffee ☕️ and melon 🍈.

My aunt and uncle arrive for a short visit in the garden.

Do my Tarot For Growth May challenge.

Now Fluffball is in and he is covered in twigs and leaves from rolling in the road. Silly boy.

We are having vegetable curry tonight and then Mum has Book Group so will watch Silent Witness with Dad.

Am writing this lying on my bed. The panther lies next to me on the floor, grooming himself. He rasps his flank with his rough tongue.

Happy Thursday everyone!

*2010. By Tanya Landman. Book 5 in the Poppy Fields Murder mystery series.

Once Upon A River*

Zoom Barre this morning at 10.30am. Then speak to my psychiatrist who is pleased that my mood isn’t quite as low as it was.

Start reading this:

Am enjoying it so far: am about a third of the way in.

Have lunch and meditate but can’t sleep. Rest instead. Have coffee ☕️ and melon 🍈 and sit in the garden reading book.

Fluffball is in now:

Do my Tarot For Growth May challenge.

Am lying on my bed writing this and the panther lies next to me, resting his heavy head on my shoulder.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*2018. By Diane Setterfield. Historical novel.

Pawn Sacrifice*

Last night we watch Pawn Sacrifice which is about Fischer vs Spassky. It’s on the BBC iPlayer. Recommend it.

This morning do Pilates over Zoom and then sit in the garden and chat to a friend. It is warm and sunny today 🌞.

Have lunch and then go for a drive with Mum. Meditate and sleep.

Wake up and have coffee ☕️ and melon 🍈 and photograph the new red poppy which has just opened and another peony:

We have just caught Fluffball. Am sitting in his room with him. He is eating his first supper.

Tonight Dad is playing chess ♟ and I will watch Gardeners’ World and Springwatch with Mum.

The panther doesn’t like it in Fluffball’s room and he sits by the door waiting to be let out.

Right, we’re back in my bedroom now. I need to do my Tarot For Growth May post and then will watch some more of Roger vs Rafa in the French Open final 2011 on Eurosport.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

*2014. Feature film starring Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Edward Zwick.

The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie*

Do Barre over Zoom this morning. It is a tough class but good fun.

Have lunch and then go for a drive with Mum.

Meditate and sleep. When I wake up, have coffee ☕️ and melon 🍈 and then sit in the garden in the sunshine.

The chives are flowering:

So are the big poppies:

Do my Tarot For Growth May post. Mum has just caught Fluffball. It is hair-washing day today so must just post this and then wash hair.

Am lying on my bed writing this and the panther lies next to me, resting his heavy head on my shoulder.

Happy Monday everyone!

*2009. By Alan Bradley. A Flavia de Luce mystery, set in 1950.

The Diva Cooks A Goose*

Wake up and have my weekly chat with my friends on Zoom.

Go for a walk to Frogmore Lakes with Mum. It is busy and we see geese but not the goslings:

Here are the coots on their nest:

Come home and have lunch, meditate and sleep. Wake up and have coffee ☕️ and mango 🥭. Chat to a friend for a bit. It is good to talk to him.

It is hair-washing day today but have left it too late so will have to wait till tomorrow.

Fluffball is in now:

Am sitting on the grey sofa with Mum. The panther sits between us.

Happy Sunday everyone!

*2010. By Krista Davis. A Domestic Diva mystery, Book 4.

The Tarot Murders*

Wake up and have Zoom Barre which is hard work but good fun. My Zoom exercise classes are the main thing keeping me going at the moment.

It is windy today and the swinging chair blows over in the garden twice. Luckily it doesn’t fall on top of Fluffball.

Have lunch, meditate and sleep. Then wake up and have coffee ☕️ and a pear 🍐.

Mum finds Fluffball outside and he is in now:

We wanted to go out for the day but we are not allowed so that’s a shame.

Today’s card is the Three of Pentacles from my Groovy Waite which represents skill and teamwork:

I need to have my bath as missed it yesterday as we were watching Roger and Rafa in the 2011 French Open final on Eurosport. Wonder when there will be live tennis again.

Am writing this lying on my bed. The panther sits on the windowsill, watching the trees bending in the wind.

Happy Saturday everyone!

*1978. By Mignon Warner. An Edwina Charles, Clairvoyant mystery, Book 2.

Poppy Redfern And The Midnight Murders*

Am brave at the cancer hospital. Mum is not allowed to come in with me at the moment due to Coronavirus so go through blood tests, Fulvestrant bum injections and Zoladex stomach injection on own.

We go for a drive after my treatment. Come home and have lunch, meditate and sleep. Wake up and have iced coffee and mango 🥭 in the garden.

The poppies are out in the red bed:

Mum has planted all the petunias in pots:

I have to do my Tarot For Growth May post and then will look for an old tennis 🎾 match to watch on Eurosport with Mum.

Am lying on my bed writing this and the panther lies next to me, resting his heavy head on my shoulder.

Happy Friday everyone!

*2019. By Tessa Arlen. Historical murder mystery novel.

The Cat Who Knew A Cardinal*

Katie from Mind calls this morning. Then I do my Personal Training over Zoom, which is hard work.

One of my Pilates chums visits. It is good to see her.

We have lunch in the garden. My phone charger stops working so I get stressed about this and purchase a new one from Amazon which will arrive tomorrow.

Meditate but can’t sleep.

Mum’s tennis friend comes round with my prescription.

Fluffball is in now. See above photos of him last night.

Do my Tarot For Growth May post.

I need to have my bath 🛀. Am lying on my bed writing this and the panther is sitting on the windowsill, looking out over the garden.

Happy Thursday everyone!

*1991. By Lilian Jackson Braun. The twelfth book in The Cat Who mystery series.