Today is Monday 21st December

Suspended flights and ports closed, the UK is now a pariah because of the new strain of Covid, the first case apparently detected in the South East in September.
Tier 4 residents have already fled the capital and taken the virus with them………..  to their friends, and their families, not to mention strangers on trains and public transport.
The number of new cases yesterday was over 36,000 and the highest ever. Heaven only knows what it will be by Jan 1st.

The other crock of poo is BREXIT, remember that? Over four years ago, the UK voted to leave the EU.

Now Scotland is asking for an extension, and experts are saying the UK is not ready for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. New rules come into force on Jan 1st regarding imports and exports, and nobody is ready.
Today has not started as a potential good day.
However, it is the shortest day, so does that count for something and we won’t be miserable or have to listen to the drivel ads about saving Christmas and shopping for as long?
We shall be trying to shop after Hubby’s blood test this morning. We are aware that panic buying will be rife in our little town, so doubtful we will get what we’re after, but hey, we can queue try.

The weather is as depressing as my mood. It’s been raining since 6am and is here for the day. Makes me glad we did the washing yesterday. Lunch today is a meat free dish. I’ll do MacCheese for Hubby and I’ll have a tomato pasta as I haven’t had one for a while.

What can I say but keep safe everyone.


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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! 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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25 Responses to Today is Monday 21st December

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Someone once said that things have to get worse before they can get better, so really hoping this is as bad as it can get!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I hesitate to like this post – there is nothing to like about the COVID spread or the mounting cases. Here we are seeing the same kind of problem – people traveling without abiding by the safety precautions of masks and social distancing. We will be visiting my sister at the end of January but will be suited up as if we are a hazmat response team! Anyway we haven’t seen the panic buying here – yet… Today is grocery shopping for the holiday feast. I need to buy a ham and some potatoes in addition to the usual stuff. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I will find all that is needed.

    • I know what you mean Val. I was pleasantly surprised at our shopping experience today and will be doing a short post on it in a minute. However, the bad weather might have been keeping people away. Our main concern now is people from Tier 4 areas coming to their holiday homes here. We saw several larger groups of people in the park yesterday, none of which were social distancing. This happened in the Summer, so our caution has gone into overdrive. We don’t quite have hazmat suits, but do wear our yellows so that people can see us coming (some think we’re the police or security, which I think is quite funny), gloves, and don masks when we are approaching the main town. Locals are all socially distant aware now, so we are confident on our walks.

  3. Jen Goldie says:

    I dread to think what……………

  4. Maggie says:

    These are terribly difficult times. We all just need to do our best to stay safe and keep our heads above water. Hopefully you can find a bit of holiday joy.

    • Hi Maggie, we’ll be fine. We always have a lovely Christmas, even when things seem stacked against us as we have each other. I feel for families who want to be but can’t be together.

  5. Hugs. I thought of you when I saw the newest COVID news on the internet. I’m sure the new strain will find its way over here soon enough, despite the closed ports and flight restrictions. I’m keeping my pandemic pantry well-stocked.

  6. Michael says:

    Its a tough time for you Di at present. I see the UK figures and its heart breaking to know so many folk are suffering. When you mentioned the weather, I recall a year ago we had drought, fires, destruction of homes and loss of life. This year its cooler and raining. I know which I prefer. I hope you both survive the coming week. Love from downunder.

    • Thanks Michael. We are looking after ourselves and protecting ourselves as best we can. We shall have a good Christmas though…….. plenty of food, a bottle each now (not that we drink but each of us fancied a tipple!!) and loads of pressies under the tree. We’ve got rain forecast for most of this week, so doubtful we’ll have a white Christmas. We’ll have a good day though. Hope yours is good and you have contact with your boys.

  7. I noticed on the news that the UK has many problems. There is a new feeling here but not sure what Trump and his allies are going to do. We are supposed to be on the list of those over 75 and health caseworkers are to get the first vaccine. There is already a black market for the vaccine. We haven’t been able to get a flu shot yet. Have a fantastic Christmas and stay safe.

    • We are in our mid 60s so quite far down the line for the vaccine, though we have had both flu and pneumonia shots this year. Hope you get your vaccination soon. Have a lovely Christmas and take care.

  8. YOU stay safe. It sounds like you’re in a lot more danger from that ‘second strain’ (oh my God. Can we please just be FREE of the damned thing??!) I am still awaiting results of my ‘regular’ Covid test, and was told I won’t probably hear until after Christmas or maybe even into January. Sheesh!! Well no mingling for the holidays for me, not that I’d planned on doing any. Grrrr indeed! Have the best day possible Di. It’ll resolve itself one way or another! Mac & cheese sounds perfect! Maybe I’ll make myself some for dinner… hmmm. Thanks for the idea!

  9. Carol anne says:

    The UK has it bad! Really bad! I hope your lunch was good! And you enjoyed the day despite the rain!

  10. willowdot21 says:

    Yahoo sucks, 1, I reckon the mutant virus is already everywhere, it’s just no other country will admit it.
    2 The French and those in Brussels have closed their ports and blocked our motor ways to punish us for Brexit! Hang on world the second wave of panic buying…. Yup I am depressed….not a happy bunny! 💜

  11. willowdot21 says:

    I do need to email you and will as soon as I can get my head together 💜💜💜

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