Saturday; 4th July

Happy Independence Day to my friends and readers across the pond, and a Happy Birthday to Other Brother who is 78 today. I posted his card earlier in the week so it should have been received by now.

We sort of had an early start……….. Maggie got me up at 3.05 and again at 6.15, so as we were both awake but didn’t want to actually get up, we put the washing on and had a lie in.
We decided to do the bedding too, so that was another load, then Hubby went up to the launderette to get it dry as it’s forecast to be showery all day, but it needed to be done as we’re running out of clean pants and socks!!

He had the company of two ladies so plenty of space for social distancing. One lady was chatty and works in the garden centre. She’s not back at work yet so still on furlough, but says she’s dreading it.
‘We’ll all be masked and gloved,’ she said, ‘but you can guarantee the customers won’t be and won’t give a shit about us or each other.’
We’ve already seen this in supermarket queues and inside shops, so understand perfectly.
The locals try to distance themselves, but visitors barge their way in, across and round as if they own the place.
The other lady didn’t have anything to say, kept herself to herself and her eye on her washing. She seemed very surprised when Hubby spoke to her as he left, and wished them both a safe day.

Town is apparently busy in preparation for the deluge of expected tourists as everywhere is opening up today. One of the pubs we thought had closed was already open and has had a complete overhaul on the inside. They did breakfasts and lunches at reasonable prices before, so whether that will continue at the moment is unclear. The pub I play darts for is in total darkness, so they may be taking advantage of no B&B customers and having a break themselves.

While Hubby was laundering, I was hoovering, so the house is clean and tidy.
Lunch today is a pasty for him and a jacket potato with cheese for me. We’ll share a tin of baked beans, so are really pushing the boat out.

Keep alert everyone. Restrictions may be lifted, but it’s still far from safe.

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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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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6 Responses to Saturday; 4th July

  1. That’s the problem. Many follow the rules but it just takes a few who don’t and we are in a mess again.

    • Yep. And all these illegal parties and raves, people deliberately flouting the rules, they’re putting themselves and so many others at risk, but they can’t see that. We’re staying at home.

  2. Restrictions are lifted on your side of the pond. On my side? They were never fully enforced anyway. One reason perhaps that America is taking the lead in new cases of C-19 and sky rocketing numbers of the stuff. 😦 I’ll shortly do a post on my thoughts for today as America sees another year as a country. This year America is so divided that the thought of such a holiday seems hypocritical.

    • Many Brits think it’s too early, but the Money Men want to get the economy going. I can understand that to a degree having a financial working background, but with the numbers going as mad as they are (especially your side of the pond where the US and Brazil seem to be vying for the highest number of new cases) we are waiting for the second wave to hit. Judging by the illegal parties and raves, common sense has evaporated.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I agree completely – “Restrictions may be lifted, but it’s still far from safe.” There were more cases of COVID-19 in Florida this week than in all of Europe! I have a sense of impending doom…

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