Didn't have to get up early this morning, but after my husband left for work, the cat decided I must surely need to get up for work too.
Got up, put some washing on, went round the corner to the post office and pharmacy to post a card to Australia and pick up some prescriptions - was expecting to do all this in the afternoon so nice to get it out of the way early.
Got home, hung up washing, pottered off to exam centre for Grade 6 exam. Which wasn't that bad
Actually, I think the journey there was more traumatic as it involved an emergency stop! But the main thing was that I didn't actually hit the van in front (which was also emergency stopping)...got to the exam centre realising that the worst part of the day had probably already happened!!
Drove homewards from exam centre, stopping at the Very Enormous garden centre on the way. They have a car washing service in the car park, so I thought for a treat for my car, I would have it washed while I shopped. I then went to a bench and ate the sandwiches I'd made earlier and taken with me, on the reasonable expectation that with my exam finishing at just-on noon, I would be starving!
Did lots of wandering round the garden centre. Bought 10 strawberry plants, a replacement French lavender, a selection of herbs, a load of seeds for 'microgreens', a few other bits and bobs we needed for the garden. Used ten-pound-off voucher
Got back to shiny clean car
Drove the rest of the way home. Had an ice cream that was lurking in my freezer (my mum brought us a box of them at the weekend...there was one left over. Now there isn't.) I have an essay to proofread and I can go and do some pottering in the garden with some of my new stuff. All in all, a very good day off work