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 7

We go on to the seventh week of lockdown……. I discovered that Arthur was leaking – I have had him nearly 50 years and he wasn’t new when I was given him, so maybe not surprising! I decided I would have to do something about it and thought I would darn the holes until I…

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…

Lockdown – Week 5

So here we are at week 5…. My rhubarb seemed to be doing quite well. So I decided it was time to pick and eat some. So I picked some of the stalks and trimmed off the leaves and then cooked it and ate it with ice-cream. And while on the subject of cooking I…

Lockdown – Week 4

Monday of week 4 was very frustrating as, for some reason I don’t understand, I couldn’t edit anything in my blog so couldn’t get last week’s post published! So I turned back to my jigsaw (Red Square in Moscow) and having started on the sky I had difficulty getting anywhere with it. Pieces are similar…

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…