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…

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 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 – 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…

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….

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…

Take a short break – I

My holidays were cancelled this year but I decided I still needed a break when I wouldn’t have to make meals or do shopping or think about anything much, so I booked 4 nights “Self-guided Walking” at Lulworth Cove. As book-in time was not until 4.0 p.m. on the Monday, I decided to go earlier…

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 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 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…