Today is Saturday 28th November

We’ve had an early start to the day and watched the changing colour of the sky as the sun came up over the rooftops opposite. We know it’s there somewhere behind the clouds, but it looks like it’s going to be a dry day, only cold.
Photo: September 2020

We had to abort our intentions for a long walk yesterday as Hubby’s hands were so cold he couldn’t get the circulation going. When we first came here, our routine was one long walk and three or four short ones every day. Then as Maggie’s arthritis took a greater hold, we had a shorter long walk but still several short ones. Hubby’s own mobility would be taken into the calculations, but we had a variety of walks every day, and recently, we had been managing one long walk a week. Bless her, we allowed her to set the pace and would rest where we could, but now that the cafe was closed, we couldn’t have our refreshment breather, so had to pause in the street if necessary.

No plans today, though I must get some bread as we only have one slice left. I’ve taken nothing out of the freezer for lunch, so we might buy pasties or something similar if we walk up to town. We’ll see what it’s like after our first walk of the day which is about to commence shortly.

This is the last weekend in November. There is much debate going on about the proposed Tier system to be introduced when the current lockdown restrictions are lifted next week and how many low infection areas are being grouped into Tier 3. Apparently the entire county of Kent is being treated like Lincolnshire, even though their infection rate is below the national average.

Hope your day has started well.
Take care of yourselves and each other.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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10 Responses to Today is Saturday 28th November

  1. uniboobie says:

    Enjoy your walk, I had a nice walk with Twin2 and Alfie yesterday through our nearby woods and it was so nice, cold and foggy. Take care xx

    • Hi Lisa, glad you’re getting out into the fresh air. We’ve just got back from a walk round the estate and through the park. It was really pleasant as although dark, not too cold and pretty well lit, mind you we had torches as a matter of course. There were a few people in the distance walking away from us, so we just followed in the same direction.

  2. Initially in March our state was tiered. It somewhat helped. Parts of my state are very rural and there were no cases. The areas around the large cities had the most cases. It allowed the more rural areas to continue to operate mostly as usual but with precautions (mask and distancing) but the stores weren’t closed to the same degree. It was all lifted in the summer and now our numbers are going up exponentially but no tier this round. The rural areas have it just as many cases (per capita) as the cities. It’s hunting season now so there are lots of people traveling to the rural areas for deer hunting and they may be bearing gifts to the locals.

    • Our numbers went up too in the holiday season, but we are still below the National average. We will continue as we have been, it’s all we can do. Keep safe Kate. Have you got a date for the move yet?

      • No, part will depend on when we have to get out of our house which is not yet on the market. We have so much to get rid of.

      • Over here apparently you cannot arrange a viewing for potential purchase unless you have already sold, subject to contract. I like your way of buying and selling much better, there doesn’t seem to be so much paperwork and legal faffing about with solicitors!

      • Wow! How do you buy your first house?

      • It’s all changed over here since I first got on the property ladder. There were deals for first time buyers and you could look for your next house before even putting your existing one on the market. We had nothing to sell when we bought this, which was already empty having previously been let, but even then it took 5 weeks to go through. When we bought the cottage in 2007, again we had nothing to sell as we were in a tent/caravan, and it all went through in 10 days!!

  3. murisopsis says:

    Because we are dog sitting, I’ve been going on longer walks more often. He doesn’t like to walk on the wet grass so he insists on the street. We don’t have much traffic or sidewalks so the street is where most walk…

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