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.