A chair, a piece of string and a paper fish

OK,  I’ve flipped. Either the heat or lockdown has got to me, but you know what? I don’t care as I have raised a few smiles today from the comfort of my drive and social distancing.
The neighbours both sides and us have had a coffee morning on our drives in the sunshine. Each of us got a fold down chair and a cup of tea/coffee, then sat and had a chinwag. We talked about a lot of things, from boats and the canals to houses, jobs and current events, including home deliveries and how it is a matter of luck and timing to get a slot. One side had a slot cancelled because they didn’t order enough, so now they fill up their basket when they get one, then amend it accordingly ensuring they keep to the minimum order value. They had a delivery just before Easter and another due in three weeks. They also have family locally who can shop for them for any daily basics inbetween.

It was great to break the monotony though and yours truly was the ‘entertainment’.
As I sat in my chair, I told Hubby all I needed was a fishing rod, so he made one out of a long bean cane, piece of heavy duty cotton and a pink paper fish.
It’s a good likeness, don’t you think?

I spent the next half an hour dangling my catch over the dog bowl and then the keeper bucket which had pictures of goldfish on it and provided by our neighbour the other side.
Shortly afterwards, we progressed to an improvised version of the hooking duck game you see at the fair when the same neighbour put three rubber ducks on the fence for me to hook.
There was a gentle breeze which played havoc with my aim, and although I eventually managed to hook my target, the thread wasn’t heavy enough to lock and load.
Heaven only knows what passers-by either on foot or in cars thought, but I know one thing, everyone was smiling and it has been a really happy morning.

It works in keeping your social distance too.

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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29 Responses to A chair, a piece of string and a paper fish

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I have images of you sitting in your driveway fishing and I’m having a good giggle.thank you for my morning smile. It is important we keep our senses of humour. Luckily my friends and I are also keeping each other’s spirits up everyday as well. Laughter really is the best medicine.

  2. Sounds like great fun. I can’t wait for our weather to improve here so we can be outside, keep our distance yet get together with friends. Our spring has been strange and very delayed. I woke to a rain snow mix again this morning, plus we still have a good 8-10” of snow on the ground.

  3. Sadje says:

    That’s an innovative way to get together without getting too close.

  4. joyroses13 says:

    Love it! Gave me a laugh, just imagining you “fishing” 😃

  5. Liz says:

    Oh how I would have enjoyed watching you from the street, had I been living your way. 🙂

  6. murisopsis says:

    On our walk we came across 3 cars parked so that the back ends were facing in and about 10 feet apart. The trunks (boots?) were open and the drivers were all sitting in the back with cups of coffee having a “trunk party”. They were able to get out of the house and still keep their distance yet be able to visit with their friends. We waved and asked what they called their get together…. It was a good idea but it is now too cold to do that!

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