Monday, 8 June 2020

Getting Through Lockdown

When the flowers start to look like they are workers in the high vis Orange you sart to think maybe you have had enough of lockdown.

While at Toddington last week we meet Rosemary and Graham Radband doing a little exercise and security check round Toddington

after all you never know who might be around. We might think we know who this is doing some preventative maintenance on the lathe and pillar drills.

but are you sure its not Santa moon lighting!

Yes it really is John Squires.

Jenny's Head gardener Andy at his high rise growing table harvesting some lettuce.  Dwarf beans, beetroot, carrots and various lettuce leaves are all doing well.  

while Cheryl has been cooking again. this times her route to happiness is via Avocado Maki washed down with a pint of cider while being watched by a pair of drooling Jack Russell's.

Dave Hewitt says Hooray - the glazier's reopened! 

Glass shelves bought and fitted. Lynne's stocked the shelves, so the 'Hewitt Arms' is now officially open for business.  Unfortunately pubs still remain closed, so only members of the household can use it. 

which reminds me


The sudden fear that you’ve consumed so much wine, cheese, home-made cake and Easter chocolate in lockdown that your ankles are swelling up like a medieval king’s.

and as we see more limits of lockdown lifted

*Covidiot* or *Wuhan-ker*

One who ignores public health advice or behaves with reckless disregard for the safety of others can be said to display “covidiocy” or be “covidiotic”. Also called a “lockclown” or even a “Wuhan-ker”.

So remember

*Antisocial distancing*

Using health precautions as an excuse for snubbing neighbours and generally ignoring people you find irritating.


*Coughin’ dodger*

Someone so alarmed by an innocuous splutter or throat-clear that they back away in terror.

don't over do 


Extra make-up applied to "make one's eyes pop" before venturing out in public wearing a face mask.

especially avoid 


The 10lbs in weight that we’re all gaining from comfort-eating and comfort-drinking. Also known as “fattening the curve".


1 comment:

Paul & Marion Sucksmith said...

Oh well done to get a blog report out, being in lockdown ourselves we are running out of things to do, watch grow bake or whatever and we have even had a couple of days without TV or watching DVD's and I have almost caught up on the railway and modeling magazines as well!!!
It can't be long before trains start to run. We are all starting to get withdrawal symptons due to lack of steam and smoke !!!!!
Keep safe everyone and see you all soon.
Paul & Marion