Lockdown week 17.
But, of course, we are no longer in lockdown. Hurray! We’re now to be encouraged to go out, drink lots at the pub, eat lots at the restaurants, and spend, spend, spend! Drink and Eat for Britain – now that’s a slogan I could get behind. Shame that they’ve had to reintroduce a lockdown in Leicester as the number of cases has spiked and other cities seem also to be on the brink. This could end up being a relatively short-lived reprieve due to our being led by a relatively short-sighted government. Continue reading “5 July 2020”
Lockdown week 16 and it’s been a good week – Scorcio!
Continue reading “28 June 2020”
Lockdown week 15. A week much like all the others, you will be surprised to hear. A fairly overcast and breezy week with some rain and some sunshine – what are the chances of that? It rained all day Thursday and much of Friday which was excellent. And, it was exactly the sort of rain the garden needed – persistent and consistent without the torrential deluge which has been a characteristic of recent weeks. Continue reading “21 June 2020”
Lockdown week 14. Same old, same old . . .
This week we have been mainly enjoying cloudy, overcast, blustery and showery days. We’re not yet regretting our request for rain – the water butts are full but the garden could still do with more. But, I think we could do without the torrential downpours – on Saturday last week we had an astonishing deluge with hailstones the size of baseballs. OK, I exaggerate a bit but they were still the size of marbles. Continue reading “14 June 2020”
Lockdown Week 13. Hard to believe it’s now more than three months since we started isolating ourselves (two or three weeks before the UK government belatedly came round to the idea). Of course, as I’ve said before, I’ve been practising for self-isolation all my life and I’ve found, to my delight, that I’m quite good at it. Penny, on the other hand, longs for some decent company and intellectual discussions – sadly, she’s stuck with me. Continue reading “7 June 2020”
Lockdown week 12 and it’s been another fine week. Scorcio, in fact. Pleasantly warm bordering on hot at times, sunny with bright blue skies. Still no rain though which is beginning to be a bit of a concern. The garden is looking positively splendid at the moment but the lawns, borders and vegetables are gasping for some water. And, there’s no sign of any rain on the horizon. Continue reading “31 May 2020”
Lockdown week 11 and it’s been another fine week. Largely sunny and, on a couple of days, actually verging on hot! A couple of Pimms sort of days. But, just as you thought you could get used to this, on Friday it dawned cloudy and blustery with the merest of hints of rain. Alas, once again, the rain largely passed us by.
Continue reading “24 May 2020”
Lock-down Week – what week is it? What day is it? Who knows? I thought every day in retirement was more or less the same. Every day in lock-down certainly is the same! The highlight of our week comes on Tuesdays and Thursdays when Penelope delivers medication from the local surgery around the village. It’s so exciting! Continue reading “17 May 2020”
Another week, another week of lock-down. Week 9, it seems. Doesn’t time fly when you are enjoying yourself? It’s been a good week with some lovely sunshine, clear skies, reasonably decent temperatures – what’s not to like? Oh, being able to interact with friends and family would be nice, I guess. Continue reading “10 May 2020”
Here we are again – lock-down, week 8. We’ve finally had the rain which the forecasters have been promising and very welcome it is too. I think we could have done without the 10 degree drop in temperature, however. Continue reading “3 May 2020”