Today, 2nd April

Hello! It’s 12.20 hr UK time and the stew is sizzling in the pressure cooker so we shall be having lunch soon.

I walked Maggie this morning on my own and met up with several people also out walking their dogs. We chatted for a few minutes and then went on our separate ways, but it was nice to have some casual conversation with familiar faces. Most people here are doing OK, having got used to the restrictions and working out new routines. Our neighbour went shopping this morning and town was dead, only 3 people in the Co-Op, so she was able to get some basic provisions. When Hubby went up for his blood test at 9.15, it was  different story and queues were everywhere.  She thinks it was because when she went it was Pensioner Hour. It’s her birthday tomorrow and as we can’t socialise as we’d originally intended by taking her out for a meal, if it’s nice, I’m going to do a tray of tea and biscuits and we’ll take two folding chairs out and sit on her drive singing Happy Birthday.

So, what have we been up to today?
Apart from the usual housework and preparation of our three day stew, we have been out in the garden.  The Minions are now planted, having got into a good rhythm of me poking a hole in the dirt with the broom handle and Hubby dropping in an onion. We’ve planted 100 so we shall see how they do. Hopefully it will rain this afternoon, if not we shall be out with the watering can to jolly them along.
Tom and Jerry are defunct, being totally outshone by the cucumber and peppers seedlings.
The second generation in the bedroom haven’t shown their heads yet, but we only started them off a week ago.

Whilst Hubby prepared a secondary patch for our remaining Minions, I got the mower out and cut the front grass. Well, at least I think I’ve cut it, I went up and down often enough over the flattened areas. Our little mower tries its best, but struggles.  Roll on when we can get Hubby’s shed and a bigger beast of the petrol variety.

Hubby will be preparing the ground for our runner beans shortly. They too will be started off indoors and the race will be on for the tallest.
Photo: April 2018.

Take care and


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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21 Responses to Today, 2nd April

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I am expecting my grocery delivery today, so depending on what time it gets here I will be doing some cooking to last me a few days. I am looking forward to having some grapes, I’ve been out of those for a while. Looks like a nice day here so I will also go for a walk.

  2. Hi I found your blog when I was looking for writing prompts for my blog post today, so you should get a pingback to one of your posts. Have a good day and stay safe!

  3. murisopsis says:

    We managed the grocery store today as well. Took longer to wash everything than it did to make the purchases!

  4. Sadje says:

    You too Di.

  5. PaperKutzs says:

    good luck w/ the onions

    • Our first crop here in 2018 were lovely, but last year’s were a dead loss as they rotted from the middle. Last year was not a good year for home grown produce.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    I love the idea of you sitting on your neighbours drive singing Happy Birthday 💜

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