Lockdown – week 3

So here we are on week 3.  The weather was supposed to be sunny all week so I planned it as a gardening week, but it hasn’t quite turned out like that. Monday was the day for our book group, so we had decided to do it by email.  The book was “The Secret Barrister”…

Lockdown week 2

I suppose that week 2 really that starts on Tuesday, but I am running Monday to Monday – assuming I remember what day of the week it is! Haven’t we been fortunate with the weather?  Dry, sunny and warm last week and still dry and sometimes sunny this week even if it is colder.  Still…

Lockdown, week 1 and before

Several of my friends have been “self-isolating” since before the lockdown as they are vulnerable for one reason or another, so there has been more than a week of non-normal activity.  We are having to work out how to cope. There seem to be a few important areas to consider:  social contact, exercise, keeping busy…

Go on a Calligraphy Course

I have thought for some time that it might be fun to learn calligraphy, so when I saw that hf had a weekend calligraphy course I booked for it.  I was concerned that I might have to buy the kit, but the notes said that everything was provided, so that was good.  Then the father…

Enjoy…..

…..completing my latest jigsaw. It was interesting to do and I liked the picture when complete, too. I am also really enjoying my amaryllis. It was a Christmas present and has grown well.  It really lives on the kitchen windowsill and I think it smiles at me when I go into the kitchen and makes…

Eat Brussels Sprouts

I never eat Brussels sprouts unless I really have to – even at Christmas.  But I have been eating these. My great-niece obviously does like sprouts as she told me that she and her cousin (my younger great-nephew) had a “sprout off” at Christmas – who could eat the most, I assume?  She said:  he…

Mild winter or Global Warming?

Or maybe global warming leading to a mild winter?  It has certainly had a weird effect in my garden.  I had a rose out on 1st January.  It wasn’t perfect but it was fully out. This one, from the same rose bush, was open in the middle of January.  Also in the middle of January…

Collect a treadmill

I was about to go out one morning and my nephew phoned – very unusual.   Would I pick up a treadmill for him?  (I assume it was something from e-bay or something.)  Sounded simple enough (and maybe I wasn’t really thinking clearly) so I said yes. Then I started to get the texts…..  The…

Twin my toilet!

Toilet twinning is an initiative of Tear Fund.  The idea is to pay a certain amount and this goes towards a project in a fairly remote area where villagers are brought together and consider working to improve their lives.  They start by making suggestions and working towards projects they think they need.  As they gain…

Walking and Sightseeing – St Ives II

There were different places to visit in the second half of my hf holiday in St Ives. The next day, Wednesday, we went by coach to the Geevor Tin Mine.  On getting there we were able to leave our bags in a room and then had to pay and get our hard hats. We had…