As for sleeping....well, I've had a couple of reasonably good nights so feeling a lot better now. It was suggested that I try a nap during the day - nope, that doesn't work for me, on the rare occasions when I've tried it (because I've been so shattered that my body/brain just come to a halt), my sleeping pattern that night has been even worse, I can hardly sleep at all. Like I said, I'm pretty much used to it after all these years, I just get the odd day or two when it all catches up with me.
Went to the town yesterday and had a quick look in a couple of the charity shops.....the ones in our town (about 7 or 8) aren't up to much really - 2 of the big chain ones are too expensive, I think they're just getting too greedy and pricing themselves out of the market. A couple look like jumble sales - stock just piled up or thrown on shelves and hangers totally haphazardly and untidily. However, there are two that I really like - one local hospice and an animal charity, they're well organised and reasonably priced. In one of them I found this gorgeous jacket:-
It's a deeper, richer cerise pink than it looks in the photo, it's gorgeous, just my sort of colour, I love it. Cost £7 and it's hardly worn - in fact it may even be brand new, it's still got those few little loose stitches that some manufacturers put in to keep the pockets closed.
OH requested lemon and ginger cake this morning, for his work packed lunches this week. I made muffins, have just drizzled them with lemon sugar syrup:-
The surplus will be frozen for another time. I've also made a granary loaf - no picture as it's in the oven at the mo.
And then I also did this:-
Raspberry and honey whisky, I've done 2 one-litre bottles, the second bottle needs a little more whisky adding to it to fill it up, that will have to wait until we go shopping again. We had a few odd blackberries that have ripened so far, I added them too. For cultivated ones, they're not very big, only a third of the size of the raspberries.