Lockdown 3 – Week 8

A better week weather-wise – I even managed to hang some washing outside a couple of times – for the first time this year – and it dried quite well. I also managed to do some useful things! I spent quite a bit of time in the garden – mostly doing pruning of wisteria, roses…

Lockdown 3 – Week 7

Rather a damp week! Two of the three times I went out for a walk for exercise, it rained before I got home. They were both supposed to be pavement walks, but I deviated a little on the second, to follow a small path and now I have to clean my shoes as well as…

Lockdown 3 – Week 6

A cold week! We didn’t have much snow though and most disappeared fairly quickly as the temperature just got above freezing and the strong wind dried up what had melted. Early in the week I took another walk down to the Avon – on the path next to the horses, who were all wearing rugs…

Lockdown 3 – Week 5

Much like the previous weeks but spent more time reading the books I got from the library. In addition: I made more marmalade, so I have enough for the year (I hope) with a couple of pots to give away. I had an extra trip to town on Tuesday, for the market and a few…

Lockdown 3 – Week 4

Done all the usual things this week – walks, shopping, phone calls… In addition I have: Made marmalade. Picked up 2 more books from the library. I asked for 2 general fiction but one is another crime… Finished a jigsaw. Had a birthday. I also had a couple of visitors who stayed a good distance…

Lockdown 3 – weeks 2 & 3

Getting into a routine of lockdown again….. I do a walk most days, but as we are only supposed to be doing one lot of outside exercise a day my walks have tended to be longer – on fine days. Everywhere is so muddy that I mostly stick to the streets, and on one or…

Lockdown 3 – the start…

I guess we all knew it was coming….. So what about preparations? Bought some wool to knit a scarf that won’t clash with my coat and on the day before lockdown got another ball to make a matching hat, having discovered that I did have a pattern. Had two unread books from the library and…

Christmas 2020

Another Christmas alone – but then there were lots of us this year because of the problems of travelling with the COVID virus getting out of hand. It seems lots of people felt they needed cheering up so put up decorations early, so I joined them and put up my Christmas tree on Advent Sunday….

Lockdown 2, Last 6 days

Not quite a week of lockdown…. At the start of the week I got my first Christmas card – but then the Sunday in the middle of the week was Advent Sunday. I think Tom, being a minister, was getting ahead of himself before all the Christmas services and other activities start. Got 3 more…

Lockdown 2, week 3

The two cuttings I took some years ago and planted at the bottom of my garden have come into their own this year. The winter flowering jasmine is flowering and the cotoneaster hasn’t many berries but the leaves have tuned a pretty red, so the colours next to each other provide a cheerful view when…