Weeks 12 & 13 from Lockdown

Things continue much as before – not doing very much different…. I did get my first beans from the garden and some more radishes, including my first yellow one. That came from a packet with mixed types but I can’t tell what I am getting as I thin them out so I am not sure…

Twin my Taps

As part of Toilet Twinning, tap twinning is an initiative from Tear Fund. The idea is to twin ones tap with one in another country and the money goes to provide and support teams working to improve hygiene, sanitation and water supply, especially to combat the COVID 19 Pandemic. One gets a card to display…

Eleventh week from start of lockdown.

Not done much this week (do we ever at the moment?) but have concentrated on the jigsaw of Red Square in Moscow – and got it finished on Friday morning. I still had problems with the last 9 pieces, but solved that by moving 2 neighbouring pieces which had been wrong. Also on Friday I…

Week 10….

Week 10 starts with another sunny day and when I came out of the bathroom after brushing my teeth who should I find on the landing but Harvey – the cat from next door! After having a good look in all the rooms, and when I threatened to pick him up, he was persuaded to…

Week 9…..

We are on to the ninth week since the lockdown started. There are certainly more cars on the roads and it is no longer safe to happily step onto the road to keep a distance from other people on the pavement. Until Friday, this week was much like any of the previous 8 weeks and…

Week 8 – Less Lockdown?

Having been totally unclear on Sunday evening about how the lockdown was being relaxed, ministers spent the next few days trying to explain what we can and shouldn’t do. I can apparently take 2 lots of outside exercise (or is it unlimited outdoor exercise?) and the garden centres can open. I will have to check…

Lockdown week 7

We go on to the seventh week of lockdown……. I discovered that Arthur was leaking – I have had him nearly 50 years and he wasn’t new when I was given him, so maybe not surprising! I decided I would have to do something about it and thought I would darn the holes until I…

Lockdown – Week 6

So week 6 of the lockdown….. I planted a wisteria 3 or 4 years ago and I knew they took a while to mature and produce flowers, so each year I have hoped that there would be at least one flower……. And this year for the first time it produced a flower and has done…

Lockdown – Week 5

So here we are at week 5…. My rhubarb seemed to be doing quite well. So I decided it was time to pick and eat some. So I picked some of the stalks and trimmed off the leaves and then cooked it and ate it with ice-cream. And while on the subject of cooking I…

Lockdown – Week 4

Monday of week 4 was very frustrating as, for some reason I don’t understand, I couldn’t edit anything in my blog so couldn’t get last week’s post published! So I turned back to my jigsaw (Red Square in Moscow) and having started on the sky I had difficulty getting anywhere with it. Pieces are similar…