Monday, 4 May 2020

Settled into the routine?

Try as I might the cat can still out sleep me.

Dave Hewitt  managed the second coat on the front fence, then the weather turned, so he turned back to indoors.

Lynne once bought all things nautical to theme the bathroom, so it was time to make use of it. Here's his best efforts for her.

John Squires has a reputation for making things for his grandchildren. In the past there has been a traditional style rocking horse and powered jeep. 

Now he has produced these 

No he is not suffering from double vision of forgetting what he has done. They are for his identical twin granddaughter..

Jeff has taken on a challenging project. Rebuilding a badly leaning 18" thick dry stone wall. He still has to raise it to the top of the ruler another 20" to go.

Back to the gardening and the veggie plot of Cheryl. 
In progress, garlic, onions, courgettes, runner and french beans and lots of last year’s stray potatoes.  Yummy!

Jane, my wife, has filled the greenhouse with seedlings on the bench bedding plants and on the floor tomatoes and cucumbers.

One of my neighbours has a guide dog so its important for me to remember this but its worth noting for all of us.

While we think of those less fortunate. Spare a thought for Dave who being well recovered form his health issues before Christmas was excited to get his driving licence back so that he could get out and about again only for it to arrive at the same time as the lockdown. So is up down the lawn with the mower

and jigsaw puzzles

Its interesting how the British sense of humour works making the most of any situation however, grim. These have been sent to me. 


The ups and downs of your mood during the pandemic. You’re loving lockdown one minute but suddenly weepy with anxiety the next. It truly is “an emotional coronacoaster”.


Experimental cocktails mixed from whatever random ingredients you have left in the house. The boozy equivalent of a store cupboard supper. Southern Comfort and Ribena quarantini with a glacĂ© cherry garnish, anyone? These are sipped at “locktail hour”, ie. wine o’clock during lockdown, which seems to be creeping earlier with each passing week.

*Le Creuset wrist*

It’s the new “avocado hand” - an aching arm after taking one’s best saucepan outside to bang during the weekly ‘Clap For Carers.’ It might be heavy but you’re keen to impress the neighbours with your high-quality kitchenware.

Sorry some more next time and finally. Follow the link below for some nostalgic footage NOT just the trains but some of the shots from the train of rows of houses with empty streets so few cars. 

Last Trains on the Harborne and Halesowen Branches, 2nd Nov 1963

1 comment:

Jerry Hill said...

Well done, excellent reporting. Not long now, say two more months. Arghhh.