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…

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….