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…

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…