Friday, 15 January 2021

Friday's Fave Five - 15/1/21


Thanks to Susanne at Living to tell the Story for this reminder every week to sit back and think about our 5 favourite things from the week.

Here are mine:

1.  Online shopping & deliveries.  Under a "Stay at home" lockdown means shopping can be a challenge so I'm very grateful for being able to order all our food shopping online and get it delivered.

2.  Our regular visits to my daughter and her family.  It really breaks our week up a bit and stops me going totally stir crazy.

3.  Exercise videos and podcasts.  It's been a very wet week here so getting out to walk hasn't happened much but I've managed to keep my step count respectable.

4.  A video chat with my cousins.  Hopefully that will be a more regular thing now we've all got our head around the technology lol.

5.  Post deliveries.  The local postal service has been struggling due to staff either being sick with Covid or isolating because of contact with it so we haven't been getting our post very regularly.  We've had deliveries the past two days though so hopefully things are beginning to improve.

So another week in lockdown is almost over.  It looks like this lockdown is going to last for a while but with the vaccine being rolled out hopefully things will start to get better.

Have a good weekend all.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

#JusJoJan - 14/1/21 - Neighbour

Regulars here will know that we moved house back in September.

Our new neighbours all seem very friendly - what we've seen of them.  We have talked to a couple of them - at a distance.  It's so difficult at the moment.  One of the neighbours who actually lives around the corner but whose garden adjoins ours at the back stopped and said hello as she was passing.  We had just got back from somewhere so were outside the house. The problem is she was wearing a hat because it was cold, a mask because we're told to, and it was dark.  Not sure I'm going to recognise her in daylight and without the hat and mask!  I'll just have to keep smiling at everyone who goes past the house and risk getting labelled as the mad woman that moved in during lockdown.

Failing that I'll just have to spy on her garden to try and spot her and risk getting called nosey parker lol.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 13/1/21 / #JusJoJan

From this Side of the Pond

One size fits all again today - taking part in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, kindly hosted by Joyce at From this Side of the Pond

and using it as my Just Jot it January post as hosted by Linda here

1. When were you last a guest at an event or in someone's home? Tell us about it. Do you enjoy having guests in your own home? 

Well that's hard to remember.  It feels like we've been locked down forever but when restrictions did lift a bit in the summer one of my friends that's part of our "Ladies lunch" group hosted an outdoor, socially distanced lunch.  It was a warm sunny day and we were able to sit in the garden and enjoy good company and good food.  Not sure when we'll be able to do it again but I'm so looking forward to having them here in our new home.  I do enjoy having guests.

2. What has you 'tied up in knots' currently or recently? Are you any good at tying actual knots? 
Dealing with this pandemic.  Socially bubbling with my daughter and her family means we can't see my youngest son and his family.  It's been hard having to make that choice but we went where we felt the need was greatest.  It's still hard though.  
I'm not very good at tying knots but I do usually have the patience to untie them.

3. What's something you've been wanting to do and have decided 2021 will be the year you 'take the plunge'? 
I'm afraid nothing immediately springs to mind.

4. Something in your home that's old? Something new? Something borrowed? Something blue? 
Well a lot of the furniture is old but we have bought quite a few new things since we moved, the latest being a new bed for our bedroom.  We've always had a standard sized bed but this time we went for a King size.  I'm enjoying the extra space!  I was struggling to think of something borrowed until I spotted a book on my bedside table that I'm currently reading - Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, borrowed from my DIL.  Something blue - lots of my clothes.  Blue is one of my favourite colours.

5. Share a favorite quote, a verse of scripture, and/or a bit of wisdom for couples getting married in this challenging and seemingly unpredictable season we're currently/still experiencing. 
Well I'm useless at remembering quotes or scripture but one piece of advice that I think is important for couples is never go to sleep on an argument.  Arguments left to fester can be harder to overcome.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 
I love grandsitting: 
Taking selfies, not so much lol.


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

#JusJoJan - 12/1/21 - Sing


To find out more about the Just Jot it January challenge go here.

Today's prompt is "Sing"

You want me to sing?  You really don't!