Go to an “Art” Exhibition

A friend said there was an art exhibition in the Cathedral, which she had been told was good. Knowing nothing about it, we arranged to go together. We walked to the Cathedral and started with coffee in the Cathedral refectory. The exhibition was called “Threads Through Creation” and turned out to be 12 very large…

A Weekend in the Cotswolds – part 2

The next day I had decided to do the walk to Lower and Upper Slaughter. The first part of the walk was through Bourton and past the church and then past the primary school. When building an extension to the latter they found the remains of an Iron Age settlement and so to get the…

A Weekend in the Cotswolds – part 1

My second weekend away was to Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. As my niece and family live very close to the route, I arranged to stop there for lunch on the Friday – it was a pity I was very late because of queuing for an hour to get through Marlborough, as there were roadworks. I…

A Weekend in Sussex

Having had my holiday on “Waterways of Wales” cancelled, I found it very hard to find anything else to book as it was then getting quite late. The best I could manage was 2 weekends away – the first being in Sussex. This was an hf “self-guided walking”. As they say they want to do…

More Plants….

I have managed to get the orchid I had for Christmas to flower again. I am very pleased about that! Also picked my first beans and mangetout – and there are more coming… In addition I “harvested” my potatoes. These have been growing in a bag and the tops got very big and floppy so…

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…

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…