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….

Lockdown 2, Last 6 days

Not quite a week of lockdown…. At the start of the week I got my first Christmas card – but then the Sunday in the middle of the week was Advent Sunday. I think Tom, being a minister, was getting ahead of himself before all the Christmas services and other activities start. Got 3 more…

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…