Steps out of lockdown – 3

It seems I can now go to visit people in their houses and give hugs – but I haven’t done either, yet. Also allowed to meet 30 people outside – not done that either. The Coffee Shop has opened again – though for limited hours – and I am volunteering there on a Wednesday. I…

On one walk….

A friend and I were going for a walk, down to the Nadder. We saw: what we think was an egret and as we watched it it caught a fish; two swans come in to land on the river, then three more came in next to them and finally, after they had waited a bit,…

Garden Notes

The clematis armandii is in full flower and doing well this year. I think it does better the more I prune it. The rhubarb is also doing well, but I do keep watering it – every day in fact. I have had one lot. It is now ready for me to pick some more. As…

Steps out of lockdown – 2

Booked a seat and went to church. Booked the gym and went there – hard work, couldn’t do much….. Went to the library and chose a book myself! Went shopping. I could have got most of the things which I bought earlier, I think, and the clothes shop and Lakeland which I went into didn’t…

Steps out of lockdown – 1

So what were all the things I had in my diary this week as we took some steps out of lockdown? Monday was usual shopping and delivering some food then I went to visit a friend and we sat on the bench outside her flats and caught up! I had coffee and gave her the…

Lockdown 3 – Week 12

Have I found some more interesting or challenging things to do? Well…. I asked for two books from the library – biography this time. It is always interesting to see what they select for me and these look quite interesting and are about “ordinary” people, not celebrities, as I asked. Then I started a new…

Lockdown 3 – Week 11

This week I have: been to the supermarket , twice; completed the census; made progress with the jigsaw; made phone calls, written texts and done housegroup by phone; read my book – a birthday present from a friend; done some more puzzles; been for walks – 2 with the usual friend, some by myself and…

Lockdown 3 – Week 10

A friend sent me this cartoon, which I gather was in a Waitrose magazine. It seems to sum up life at the moment for those of us who don’t work….. Well, I haven’t done much else this week – although 2 of my walks were to the supermarket, two were with a friend (who is…

Lockdown 3 – Week 9

This week the jigsaw has made progress. The scarf has been finished – I expect the weather will now get warmer – and probably wetter. But most of the week has been spent on the car and puzzles. The car had a service and MOT on Tuesday – which it passed, but I was told…

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…