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…

Lockdown 2, week 2

First walk this week it was pouring with rain and quite windy so we kept to pavements and went to Elizabeth Gardens, then on into town to make a few purchases before walking along the river a bit and home. For the walk with the second person it started dry so I was not wearing…

Lockdown 2 – before and week 1

We had some warning of this lockdown and as we had done it before it was possible to be more prepared! As it was “leaked” on the Saturday I went down to town and started in the library and got out 4 books. Having 2 already and having 3 of my own, so far unread,…

Take a short break – II

Having rather over-done things and had the fall on the Tuesday, I decided to do a shorter walk on the Wednesday and chose one of the routes that are provided. This was a walk round Corfe Castle – seeing it from every direction! I took the car to Corfe and parked in the National Trust…

Take a short break – I

My holidays were cancelled this year but I decided I still needed a break when I wouldn’t have to make meals or do shopping or think about anything much, so I booked 4 nights “Self-guided Walking” at Lulworth Cove. As book-in time was not until 4.0 p.m. on the Monday, I decided to go earlier…

Haircut, gym and library

Really exciting – all the things I have missed most and been waiting for, happen in one week! Haircut first. Ring bell (not just walk in); wear face mask; wash hands on entering; wear plastic apron not usual gown – but then much as normal – but all hairdressers and assistants were wearing face shields….

Face-masks, blackberries and Church

As face masks have become mandatory in shops I knew that the ones I had bought would not last long, (I will save them for hairdressers, doctors etc) so it was a choice of buying some washable ones or making some. I decided on the latter – then if they didn’t work I could buy…

Nephews

I have two nephews. This is what one has achieved during lockdown. The other one tells me he shaved his head 2 months ago (hair has grown again since) and has been working for his finals and achieved a first class honours degree from Oxford University! Later…. Both nephews thought I should add to this……

The End of the Beginning?

So we are now allowed to visit other people, even inside, while trying to keep a “social distance” and also visit hairdressers, cafes and pubs. What a good thing I have finished my jigsaw (except the missing piece). And also my book. My diary, instead of being blank pages is starting to have things in…

Week 14 from start of lockdown

Rather a hot week! So much so that I found a peanut growing in one pot – probably planted by the squirrels. There do seem to have been a lot of butterflies around too – mostly seen on my walks but also the large (cabbage) white in my garden. I have identified large and small…