5 Things Tuesday : 25th January

Dr Tanya is our 5 Things hostess and this week asks

What 5 “Skills” Have You “Lost” In The Pandemic.

I miss my darts nights and SW group sometimes. It was two nights of the week I would meet and chat to different people and do something different with my time. Saying that, we still see our friends, albeit keeping our distance, and I have my puppy fixes.

Food Shopping:
We used to enjoy browsing the shelves and aisles, treating ourselves to whatever we fancied above the basics. Now it’s a case of being armed with a list, masked and getting in and out of the shop as fast as possible.

I was never really patient to begin with, but now I get frustrated and annoyed by unmasked and groups of people standing around chatting who don’t give a damn about anyone else. They seem to be forever in my way when I shop.

Other shopping:
Gone are the days when we would have a field trip just for the hell of it and perhaps end up in a large shopping mall to check out a different range of shops. Now if we go out it’s for a specific reason and the sooner we’re home the better.

I have lost interest in food so our diet, although not exactly bland and is still varied, relies on ‘old faithful’ recipes and meals. It hasn’t got to the stage of specific meals on specific days of the week but sometimes it’s close. I’m trying to get out of that though.


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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8 Responses to 5 Things Tuesday : 25th January

  1. I rately3 go out. O used to enjoy strolling Target just for the fun of it. No longer.

  2. I don’t blame you at all for not having patience with people who put themselves and others in danger.

  3. murisopsis says:

    My patience with the unmasked has dropped precipitously… I am however patient in other ways.

  4. They all sound very familiar! Well, I don’t play darts but…

    • We still have the board up in the hall………..

      • Bob, my late husband was on a league and had a board and good darts. I don’t know what happened to his darts. I think Joey had taken them and he had probably left them at a friends house or something. I used to understand the rules but I was never good at it.

      • I’ve always loved to play and years ago belonged to a team that won more games than they lost. I had about twenty trophies, but nothing individual. I hadn’t played for over 30 years when my neighbour asked me to play for their team. We got a trophy that year, for coming bottom LOL. In the summer, we had a team knockout for doubles, and my partner and I were runners up. The second year I won a trophy in my own right as the most improved player……. I only lost one game all season.
        I was one of the very few who could chalk a game without an electronic scoreboard, so very popular at knockout matches! I didn’t mind chalking either.

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