Good morning, and it is a beautiful day here on the East Coast!
The washing is out, the dog walked, breakfast had and we will now ………………………………
Yeah. What to do next.
Actually, we need some connector bits for the garden hose.
I can’t contain my excitement! FIELD TRIP!!
Hubby discovered his mini fix on the greenhouse guttering hadn’t worked and the glue to secure the smaller pipe into the hole had swelled and blocked it completely. Good glue then! So it meant buying a cheap garden hose to cut a bit off and we shall use the remainder as an extension from the water butt.
Dinner today is tomato pasta for me and fish for Hubby, that is unless something else tickles our fancy while we’re out as we’re heading in the direction of The Butcher!
A few challenges in the pipeline for today, so that should keep me occupied for a little while. Might even get the card kit out.
Have a good day everyone. Keep safe.
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.
Yesterday was lovely here, but on the cool side — definitely light jacket weather. In the middle of the night it turned downright cold and it is just 9 celsius now. Three days ago it was 30.
Same here, the weather is all over the place and I feel as if the heating is on velcro!
We got the bits for the hose OK and dinner is cooking as originally planned. I’ll nip into the butcher on Tuesday when we take Maggie for her final check up.
The washing has dried in a couple of hours and we have all the windows open to get some fresh air through the house as it’s been so stuffy. The towns are getting busy for the weekend and no-one is giving anyone any space.
With all those crowds about, if you want to go out it must be like tip-toeing around live grenades.
Ha! That’s a good description. We are avoiding local shops and keeping our distance from everyone. When we do shop, it’s masks and gloves, and the more trolleys between customers, the happier I feel (but not much).
Same here, although at least we have no tourists to contend with. And we’re not fully open yet — for which I am grateful.
OOOH the Butcher . Lovely. I fancy chicken. Have a good day Di. Xx
shcks, we got what we needed in the first shop and there were rather a lot of people around, so we didn’t bother shopping. Not a problem. I’m looking forward to my pasta and Hubby likes his fish, so we are both pleased. Butcher next Tuesday when we take Maggie for her checkup I think and get her a treat too.
Have a great day Di.
you too my friend
I really loved the rainbow with the Keep Safe slogan. I really like this remark in the comments: “tip-toeing around live grenades.” It felt like that the first couple of times I went out walking and I walk past someone on the footpath and it was all too close. I’m so grateful our numbers are doing so well. We had no community transmission for 2 weeks in NSW but then a case popped up yesterday or today. This virus doesn’t travel alone so it is around but the serious threat is gone for the general population and it’s just us more at risk sorts who have to really watch out. There is still the idea of trying maintain social distance. We’re going to church tomorrow in the physical sense and that will be the first time in something like 3 months. So I’m really looking forward to it. We’ve just bought our own building and are having a morning tea to celebrate although I’m not sure whether we’re supposed to be sharing food. I baked 14 cupcakes with a view of taking a dozen along and somehow the dogs managed to steal 7 of them. I’m not sure what the penalty is for dogs stealing from the church but we’re not Catholic so they can’t go to confession. I hope Maggie being better behaved.
Thanks for your comment Rowena.
I am glad your numbers are good over there, and relieved that my brother is safe in NZ as theirs are good too. Here in the UK they are still too high, and social distancing is a non starter with the visitors coming into our town. We are keeping ourselves to ourselves and taking all the precautions we can. Time will of course tell and the next couple of weeks are going to be anxious.
Maggie is much better and has a final check up and possible second scan on Tuesday.
Take care, and enjoy what’s left of your cup cakes! Maggie has never pinched, even her own biscuits that were left on the table, bless her. Mind you, if we had been gone long, that would definitely have had a different outcome!
Maggie sounds like an exceptionally good dog. Bilbo was pretty well behaved but we got Lady when she was two and she was a terrible food thief and would climb up on the table, and so we had some stiff training to do with her.She was also a chronic escape artist. However, she’s improved. I blame Rosie for the theft although with seven gone, I hope she had assistance. The UK worries me. It seems to me Boris and his mates are putting a lot of spin on what is a dire situation, which hasn’t been effectively wiped out yet. However, I do understand theeconomic imperitives and also need for kids to get back to school and get their education. There are kids in the senior years who could well just leave school as it’s suddenly become a lot easier although the availability of jobs must discourage that. With our son in his second last year of school, we’ve quite conscious of all of that, not thast he’s about to leave.
Hope you enjoy the weekend and manage to keep away from the tourists.
Thanks Rowena. Dogs are funny and all have their own characteristics. My GSD stole the turkey drumstick off the worktop but the collie got the blame as he was munching the bone when I came downstairs. He was a pup and too small to reach, but the bone came out whole, leaving the meat on the bird.
Yes, it is worrying over here, but we can only do what we can to protect ourselves. The economy will suffer, and our town may takes years to recover. Luckily we haven;t got kids and schooling to worry about, but it must be a terrible dilemma for parents.
Parents have enough to worry about without adding covid to the list. I’m just grateful my two aren’t dating. It has been very disruptive and I’m so grateful that my husband’s kept his job and can work from home indefinitely. It’s not only keeping us safe, but we’re also saving money. I thought that’s been an interesting thing that some people are better off and others in dire straights. We are definitely very grateful.
We’ve saved money on our fuel and food shopping. Being retired and home all the time has its advantages so we haven’t seen a surge in our utility bills. We have a lot to be thankful for too. Our small estate is a lovely little community where everyone looks out for everyone else without being in your face.
It’s great you’re part of such a good community. It can be difficult to reach a balance between being part of a community and retaining some privacy and individuality can be difficult and it sounds like you have the best of both worlds.
We are indeed very lucky here.
We bought a rug today and that was very exciting! Then I had to clean the floor and the carpet and mover everything to get it in place and then move everything back. We had waffles with fresh fruit for dinner. It is a cheap meal and tasty – always fun to do breakfast for dinner once in awhile.
Nice to ring the changes and have what we call ‘upside down days’ as far as meals go.