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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Wednesday 9th September
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 23:20 BST (UK)  »
Feeling really tired tonight so starting earlier....

Took some time to get to sleep last night as worried about O.H but managed in the end but seem to wake good few times...
Woke early unfortunately, read for a while...
See from news reports we're back to only meeting 6 people in or out  as from Monday... hope that folk stick to it this time as can't bear the thought of further restrictions with autum drawing closer, darkness coming earlier...
Felt quite unsettled generally...
glad we'd decided to cancel the cottage and now won't be able to get tpgether with all the family anyway...
Watched the news whilst having breakfast...
Decided I needed to get some exercise so did an hour of Yogalates and felt much better afterwards...
O.H out mowing the lawn, said he felt better so don't know what brought on last nights episode...
Had lunch... post arrived with new SIM card for iPhone daughter had given to him...
Phoned Vodafone and got it registered and set up in the newer phone... seem to take quite a while to do but got there in the end...
Thought I'd go the ironing to get it over and done with...
By the time I'd finished it was time to just vacum the conservatory, get dinner prepared, showered and ready for neighbours coming round for a drink... sun shining and felt warmish ...
We sat outside for quite a while until the sun moved round and it started to get a bit chilly so moved into the conservatory... only four of us so left the doors open.... nice to do something that's relatively normal and we had a good chat...
Finally had dinner about 9pm after they'd left...
Caught up with some tv then came to bed earlier although doesn't seem like it now...
That's it for today ... hope others have fared better...
Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Monday 7th September
« on: Tuesday 08 September 20 08:28 BST (UK)  »
I can't believe no one has posted a diary for Monday.... now yesterday! Is it I wonder because we're becoming disheartened, finding it hard.... or ????

I was too tired to write last night as I'd had a dreadful nights sleep, the moon was very bright and shone like a headlight and I found it difficult to sleep as it's glow was seeping round the edges of the blinds ... so when I eventually got to sleep at some time gone 3.30am I wasn't too happy to hear my phoning dinging at 8am although on silent!
It was a message to meet and hand over the face coverings at 9.30am....
By the time I'd got up and ready I didn't have time for a cuppa or breakfast... as it's only less than 10 mins down the road I'd do that when I returned....
S was running late so I waited for about 15 mins! She said in the last 48hrs she's handed out over 200 as people were panicking about kids having to wear them at school... the parents had only received communication on Friday! So more material given to me... dark colours ☹️Hate sewing black so hard on the eyes! But they're needed so will just get on with it...
By the time I got home I was spitting feathers and glad of a cuppa and some breakfast...
I truely don't remember what I did for the rest of the morning..... how frightening is that...
After lunch we either had a game of scrabble first then OH went into the garden or the other way around.... I lost I do know that!
Daughter FaceTimed us with youngest grandson who doesn't start school till Monday next week...
Had a lovely chat with them and heard all about their hol in Wales...
what did you like best I asked him...
The train up Snowdon and the pond in the cottage garden where they stayed...why... lots of ducks on it!
Daughter and I trying to find nice place to stay for .OH's birthday... found one in Dorset so got it on hold for 48 hrs while we decide... there are two cottages so might try and persuade SiL to take that one with our niece ... but quite expensive for a w/end..
Oh yes ... heard this morning neice got engaged ( her birthday)to her SA boyfriend while they're in Sardinia on holiday so delighted for them... thought she might never get married! She's getting on a bit..
I digress,... we could celebrate their engagement too if they take other cottage..
Very handy too as they provide a private chef so could have lovely meal in the cottage to celebrate and not have to worry about finding a place in a town we don't know and better for the boys too... sounds a promising idea...
The rest of the day passes in a blur really
Dinner, tv and bed...
Sum total of the day.... not very much!

Hope others was more inspiring
Caroline



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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Saturday 5th September
« on: Saturday 05 September 20 22:58 BST (UK)  »
Thought I'd make an early start as quite tired tonight...

Was woken with a start as heard loud voices shouting... not what you want at 7.15 on a Saturday morning.... couldn't get back to sleep so read for a while..
Once up I realised where the noise had come from... our neighbours Son and wife have been visiting from Germany and their car had gone so I guess it was them leaving...
Intended to have an early shower and hair wash but got very delayed... washing on as nice blowy day...
Decided that this iPad (7yrs old now) really needs updating as there are quite a few apps I can't use as softwear updates have now stopped ... spent morning checking out one... birthday coming up shortly so ordered one from Amazon... best price for what I was looking for... said I'd have it for Birthday & Christmas... OH said "well done for sorting your own pressie out!!!!"
I said I'd look through all the cards he'd sent me in the past and  let him choose and he can give one to me again... saves him having to go into a shop which he's not done... we do it with Xmas cards use same few over the years just write new messages in them!
I did, one year, take exception when he asked to look through all the cards I've made so he could pick one up give me.... that's the limit giving me one I've made...
Finally got round to shower and hair wash, by lunch time... very lazy morning...
Whilst I was doing that new valve got fitted to the hot tap, after he'd been up to neighbours to use his spanner, monkey wrench or what ever tool to loosen the old one.... now we can have the water on all the time and the tap doesn't drip... hooray!
Went to pick more veg... courgettes, raspberries andblue berries... loads of tomatoes going to be eating them with everything now... possibly not breakfast though!
After lunch I thought I'd go and finish off last lot of face coverings... now up to 139 this time round... Also made another for neighbour as she'd lost last one I'd made for her!
Daughter messaged to say they were home all safe and sound...
OH cooked dinner... steak, chips and vegs...
Whilst closing dining room curtains saw the hedgehog scuttling along, he lives under one of our water butts, not seen him/her for a while so pleased it's still around..
Watched couple episodes of Designated Survivor on Netflix ...
Whilst I'm typing this OH watching golf...
Off to bed now... hope others have had a good day..


Caroline

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The Common Room / Find my Pasts new messaging facility
« on: Thursday 03 September 20 08:44 BST (UK)  »
Yesterday I had an email from Find my Past informing me they have now set up Private Messaging... not before time but a useful tool...
Has anyone else had the same email?

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Tuesday 1st September
« on: Wednesday 02 September 20 00:03 BST (UK)  »
Seems I'm to be the first one today!

It seems to have been a jam packed day and trying to catch up with myself!
Woke up before the alarm this morning, don't usually set it but it's shopping day!
Quick shower and off out no breakfast or cuppa as don't want to have to use a convenience whilst I'm out!
Traffic trying to get of the village was incredibly busy... not noticed that before and I'm usually out at similar time on shopping day...
First stop green grocers, empty which is a bonus...
Next it's Lidls and that was quiet too
Collected my shopping from Waitrose and home by 9.45am... OH helped me unload and stash non perishables in the garage and usual cleansing or transferring into other receptacles .... it's such a pain to do but still feel we ought to...
By now it's time to go for usual Tuesday coffee with neighbours up the lane... one away in their caravan so just three of us... it was lovely and sunny and very sheltered sitting in the garden... wished I'd time to change out of jeans and long sleeve top ... never mind!
We discussed how we were going to manage in the winter and didn't come to any conclusions... one neighbour who goes to their house in SA for the winter obviously this year they're not going back so first time in 26 yrs they'll be in U.K. And not looking forward to it!
Decided that perhaps, weather permitting we'd go for a walk before coffee.next week....
Lunch time by the time I got home... watched the news not sure why as it's mostly doom and gloom ...
Decided we'd go out into the garden, OH to mow the lawns and I edged them, dug over front border and all the back borders except one as had enough by then and it was very warm...
Good job done... sat outside with a cuppa thought I'd finish my book on libraries ebook site I have...
well goodness knows what's happened... it suddenly went to log in page, never done that before and having entered all info it still wouldn't do it... sent email to tech support and to help line ... hope they can help,out as I've got 4 books on there to read, couple I've waited some time for..... not happy!
OH went digging pots, loads more tomatoes, spring onions...
Daughter sent us some more pics, they're having lovely weather in Wales, walked round the walls in Conway, more beach in clear blue skies and a mountain walk... boys enjoying themselves... such beautiful places in U.K. to visit, if you get good weather who needs to go abroad...
Watched some more of a series we've got into on Netflix, did some more knitting...
I knew it wouldn't be long before admin girl got in touch to see if I'd been a busy bee or slacking! Told her bit of both... more to do in next few days... face coverings we're talking here!...
So that's my day... lovely to see the sunshine so lifts the spirits..

Hope others have had a good day..

Caroline
Dinner was steak sliced in hoisin sauce with mushroom, spring onions... aubergine, peppers and courgette roasted ... I had rice OH had pots!

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Friday 28th August
« on: Friday 28 August 20 23:09 BST (UK)  »
I'll get straight to it as there's not much to say today...

Weather was wet when I got up....
Messaged daughter to wish them safe journey and good holiday...
She informed me they were on the way and had already had first comfort stop!
After breakfast I booked a c n c slot for Tuesday and then spent most of the morning doing my list... think I could have driven to the shop and bought it all in the time it took...
 I cut O.H's hair... getting reasonable at it now and he seemed happy... decided he doesn't need to return to the barbers as I can do it! ...
Popped out once the rain had stopped to go and pay this weeks village lottery winner...
Had a game of scrabble and I won so now I'm in the lead by one... best make the most of it as I'm sure it won't last!
Had a late lunch...
Got on with making the rest of the birthday cards...
It's now very dark lights on and pouring with rain...
OH busy with his jigsaw...
Daughter messaged to say they'd arrived, place was lovely and it was torrential rain... well they have gone to Wales!
Dinner was chicken rogan Josh with rice and veg and Indian snacks.
Watched some more of The Crown and gardeners world...
The wind has got up again and it's still pouring...
So to bed for a read...
Hope others days have been better...

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Thursday 27th August
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 23:01 BST (UK)  »
Well keeping fingers crossed we don't post at the same time tonight!

My day

Woke up in the early hours... had to read for a while to get back to sleep..
OH off to golf early this morning so had the peace and quiet of the house to myself...
Decided after I'd showered to vacuum the upstairs... unbelievable how many leaves had blown in the front bedroom window and were scattered all over the carpet... looked almost like a woodland glade... the windows always open what ever the weather...
Had lateish breakfast at this point the weather still looked quite nice outside so striped one of the beds and got it into the machine.. the sheets that is not the bed.. 😁
Was busy reading whilst waiting for the machine to finish...
Had a long phone chat with new friend R and it was good to hear different news and to chew over how we both felt about this situation... hard to know how to go forward safely but both wanting to get back to some sort of normality.... we still don't feel comfortable about returning to exercise classes so will have to see how it goes...
After our chat decided needed to get some birthday cards made as have got lot of them in September... haven't had a card making spell for a while so settled down to get on with it... my sons needs doing first as post to Oz seems to take forever... he's still not had face coverings I posted over two weeks ago...
OH arrived home at gone 2pm and we had lunch together as realised I hadn't had any...
Started to rain so had to dash out to rescue washing... not that warm either today..
Continued with card making...
made up bed and the boys beds too as duvet covers all ironed, they look lovely with their shark and underwater creatures covers... not sure when they'll be sleeping in the beds again....
We had cod cooked with whole grain mustard spread over them and in the oven ontop of mushrooms, tomatoes, sliced potatoes and I added some herbs. Green beans, asparagus and aubergine...
Watched some tv... nothing to write home about...
Still raining when I came to bed...
Going to have a good read now...
That's it for today..... not wildly exciting..
Daughter and family off to North Wales tomorrow for a week.... good luck with the journey and the weather!

Hope others have had a better day.
So very sorry to hear Viktoria's news about her dear friend and hope we can all support her. Thinking about you Viktoria you're such a lovely lady.

Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Thursday 13th August
« on: Thursday 13 August 20 23:07 BST (UK)  »
Well looks like I could be first today...

It was a hot night but managed to sleep ok until about 7am... read my book
Once up had breakfast... weather much cooler in fact only 18C at 8.30,, OH had gone off to golf....
looking at the sky it was decidedly grey.... imminent rain I suspect..
I had promised to deliver the face coverings today so wanted to get all those I'd still got cut finished...
Took fan up and opened the windows as it still felt quite warm...
Lasted until about 11am then claps of thunder and boy did it rain... raced round shuting all big windows...
Heard car come up the drive at about midday and garage door open... my rooms above it...
Went down to see O.H coming in like a drowned rat... soaked, clubs wet, everything wet!.... including the seat on the passenger side of his car.... he'd left the window down and the rain had poured in.... not sitting in there for a good while!
Continued sewing for the rest of the day...
Met Sammy at 6pm with 179 face coverings....
Dinner was cod loin with mustard sauce with roasted vegs..
Watched some tv...
Retire to read after this post...
Not a spectacular day....

Hope others haven't been drowned out and survived the heat...
Caroline

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The Stay Safe Board / Diary - Saturday -8th August
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 23:22 BST (UK)  »
Well folks looks like I'm first tonight.....

Well my day hasn't been any different to any others really... had a read in bed before getting up... heard OH up before me... he's usually on the golf course but decided not to today...
weather didn't seem as hot as yesterday despite being about 22C at 9am...
Put in a load of washing...
After breakfast decided really should do some exercise and found a Yogalates session on my teachers FB page... bybtge time I'd finished I was quite hot... washing out another lot in...
Very breezy outside so knew it was going to dry quickly..
Had a potter in the garden... bit of weeding, deadheading and general tidy up..
Next lot of washing out first lot in as dry...
Thought I'd do some sewing ...pressing first so opened both windows in my work room and got a nice breeze... in fact at times gale force sending thread and fabric all over the place...
Managed to sort out my silly sewing errors out from yesterday... silly dope would have got far more done if not...
Listened to radio any questions but missed some as had lunch.. but any answers... interesting listening to people's ideas as to what should be done about all the migrants arriving on our shores in these little boats... it's hard to believe how desperate people must be to put their lives at risk crossing the channel... read The Bee Keeper of Aleppo that will certainly give a good insight... thought provoking book that's for sure...
Had a tidy up in my room and a count up managed to finish another 40 today..
Neither of us felt very hungry so decided we'd just have an omelette and veg... and a few chips... very naughty!
Nothing worth watching on tv so continued to read my book whilst O.H watched the golf...
Quite tired today no idea why as haven't really done much... heat from yesterday I think... slept last night without any bedcovers and blind pulled up half way widows wide to let in what little air there was... the moon was bright and virtually a full one I think as it was cloudless it shone brightly on the bed... just closed my eyes and slept like a log...
That's it for today... read now..
Hope others have had a pleasant day.

Catoline

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