Five things : 24th June

Dr Tanya at Salted Caramel is our hostess for this one.
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This week it’s
Five things you enjoyed doing during the lockdown.

Our problem is that being unofficially retired (ie not being in receipt of State Pensions yet) we are under training wrinklies.
We have always enjoyed walking the dog along the beach or through the park, not having a TV we enjoy watching the occasional film on Youtube or one of our DVDs, playing darts, shopping, etc. So when your time is your own and you don’t have family to consider, there has actually been little difference other than a slight modification as to the number of times we have field trips or go shopping, and socialising other than walking the dog has been hit on the head.
Not that we are worried, and to be honest, we quite like the social distancing.

So I suppose the best approach is to list five things we have done more of during the lockdown.

Card making.
I’ve been playing and experimenting probably more than I would normally and my reserve box is full. My trimmings box was almost depleted so I’ve stocked up a bit now and looking forward to putting a few more together.
Not baking you understand, with Hubby’s reflux issues and all things sweet, chocolatey and yummy being banned for the time being, I have concentrated more on dinners and trying to ring the changes. It hasn’t always worked but anything with rice is a safe bet!

We have been tinkering in the garden and Hubby has prepared the ground for his shed. All we have to do is find one to suit and that is proving a little difficult.
The greenhouse is going great guns and our produce is coming along. We’ve had 4 long radishes, a single beetroot and 5 potatoes all of which tasted extra good because we’d grown them.

On the flower side, our roses are blooming lovely!

Playing darts.
It has helped having a board up in the hall. We are evenly matched though Hubby’s finishing is better than mine most times. We have played three games today of which I won two which was nice and believe it or not, my back didn’t play up so the gentle exercise seems to have helped.
It’s not known if the winter league will start up for 2020/21 especially as several of the previous venues are now closed and up for sale.

Letter writing.
Having made a batch of what I term Hello Cards, I have probably written more to our friends who are in their 80s and not on the internet.
I’ve always been the letter writer of the family and miss writing to my Mum.



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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22 Responses to Five things : 24th June

  1. Astrid says:

    Great list. I used to love cardmaking until I found out I was too clumsy for it to be really a success. Cooking anything wiht rice would be a definite success for me too.

    • I made some pretty garish cards when I started and remember sending my Mum a Christmas card of a snowman with dreadlocks. His hair fell off when she opened the envelope and we had a good laugh about it. Now they are simple designs as my arthritis plays hell with my hands and tying to do anything fiddly.
      I make them for my own pleasure, not to sell, so if they’re a bit wonky, it adds to their charm!

  2. willowdot21 says:

    A nice amble through your lockdown πŸ’œ

  3. Sadje says:

    You’re so talented Di. These cards are lovely.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I love your list! I’ve been reading and sewing and cleaning and cooking and of course writing… I think that in the next couple of days I’m going to engage Sparky in a board game… maybe I’ll win!

  5. Looks like you have been very creative during the lock down.
    Home grown veg always taste much better than bought ones.
    And I absolutely love your cards.

  6. And I’ve been enjoying your beautiful cards and the pictures of your garden harvests too πŸ˜€

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