Too old for this

It’s nearly 4pm and I am just settling down to my blog.
Hubby and I had another late start to the day, my fault really as I let the dog out at 6, then went back to bed and slept until nearly 9am.
Both of us are tired, and admit the work we did last week has taken a toll. It’s hard to believe that we started last Wednesday, but we are taking longer to ‘bounce back’.
I’m glad it is only painting the spare bedroom and the lounge to do now.

We enjoyed the Easter Break though, doing very little and certainly not going anywhere in the car.
Because the supermarkets were packed and they’d run out of things like the cereal and bread we like, we have been living on our reserves, so today got in the car to face the music.
First stop was to get a couple of rat traps which are now set in the garden and covered to protect prying noses. Bait is Maggie’s dinner as it was soft and easiest to put on the plate as the idea of birdseed fell flat as we had nothing to stick it together with.
From there we went to the supermarket, which wasn’t as packed as we thought it would be, and the atmosphere quite jovial! People were chatty as they pushed their laden trolleys, and we were able to get what we wanted, even if stocks were still quite low.
The reason is quite simple, it was nearly all locals shopping today and the holidaymakers have gone home after the long weekend! Even though it’s good for business, it’s always lovely to have our town back.

Photo May 19th 2018

This afternoon we took Maggie for a walk in the park. It was quiet but there were still several people about, and we have our first hatch of ducklings! Damn, typical, no camera!
Two little darlings were paddling away on the lake but we saw no sign of a proud momma.
Last year, the goslings appeared first, but the adults are still sitting on nests on the island.
Photo: first goslings, 5th May 2018

I’d taken some birdseed to feed the ducks and we picked a place where Hubby could stretch out on the grassy bank. Maggie lay down beside him and the ducks came waddling or swimming over to where we were for their feast. Two Canada geese tried to muscle in and got some, but not that much. I’m very good and don’t feed the geese, only the ducks 😉

The weather is on the change now and we can expect thunderstorms tomorrow, if not later today. Rain will do the garden good, and also replenish our water butt which is practically empty.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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