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Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« on: Wednesday 14 October 20 04:02 BST (UK) »
Well not sure if there is a previous post for Tuesday as all previous postings on this board donít go any later than early evening which is unusual...

Here goes anyway...

It was a sunny start to the day which given all current uncertainties was a joy to see...
After breakfast I did some general tidying up and then got ready to go for usual Tuesday coffee with friends/ neighbours... just as I was about to step outside the heavens opened... the sky was still blue... there must be a rain cloud somewhere...I retrieved my umbrella from my car... dashed out to put the empty bins away and walked up the lane... just two of us this morning.. we sat in her well ventilated pool room and enjoyed a chat, coffee and cake...had a conversation with her Hubble who has replaced the battery on OHís phone ( daughters hand me down) as old one completely useless.... new one still fully charged after nearly two days... Well worth replacing...
We talked about new measures and so far so good for our area... if weíre not safe in our village in the middle of-the countryside then weíre in trouble! Sadly our post code is linked to a town thatís 10 miles away which is ludicrous...
Returned home in time for lunch... OH busy with his jigsaw...
We had a game of scrabble... which I won so now two up... OH very grumpy not because Iíd won but because he was fed up with getting firstly lots of vowels and then none... well heíll just have to pick better ones next time I told him 😂😂...
Thought Iíd go and finish the 🌈 tops, which I did and all 11 now pressed and ready to go once I receive labels... I like to listen to radio 4 and the programme on at 5pm were talking about the situation in other countries in Europe who are also struggling with increased numbers, government decisions not being popular etc.... The Netherlands were thinking of having a ban on alcohol sales after 8pm... Macron was going on tv they thought to say no one out after 10pm... not sure if thatís just certain cities or nationwide... all very worrying but at the same time knowing it's not just UK that are finding new rules difficult to swallow is reassuring that itís not just our journalists inciting fear....
Dinner was spaghetti from the freezer...
We had our monthly zoom investment club meeting.... bit of a joke at the moment investing! Sadly several members have decided to leave... couple for health reasons and one... fairly new chap because he took umbrage that none of us took up one of his suggestions .... bit petty but all I can say is he wonít be missed...
Sadly we wonít be able to have our annual Christmas Dinner, a great pity as we go to a wonderful place with excellent food.. we decided not to make any investments this month so a short meeting then a chat... nice to catch up with some we donít see often..
Watched some tv and I did some more knitting,,,
Daughter sent me a message... sheís putting together a video for OHís birthday on Monday asking all family and friends if theyíd contribute a message, video etc... nice idea and heíll like that.
Still keeping fingers crossed theyíll be able to get up here and London doesnít get further restrictions...
Itís early Wednesday morning as I write this as awake.... last few nights not had brilliant sleep... who knows why it happens but wide awake...

Hope others days havenít been bad as with no one posting itís worrying...
Take care and stay safe and as upbeat as we can be during this sheíll shocking time....

Caroline

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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 08:22 BST (UK) »
Hello All

Bad back (not as bad as previous bad back episodes) so was in the 'Sick Bay' after breakfast. One thing I do have, is a lovely comfy and supportive bed (I went round lying down on every double bed in about 3 shops to get the best that suited my needs). I find laying down and getting up every hour helps my back when it plays up.

Went out for dinner and just managed to sit long enough to eat.

Then returned home had difficulty getting in and laying down, oh the joys of garden tidying.

Got some tea (Blackcurrant Jam and sliced banana on bread with cups of tea), watched the bad news, then Bishop on the moving of two Whales and fell asleep on settee.

Woke up to find I was watching something about scantily clad asian girls in clubs, but so tired I couldn't really open my eyes to watch (honest), so climbed the stairs, brushed my teeth, applied my Swedish ointment (rather than the NHS Steroid cream) on my itching, mainly on my leg calf, upper back and was quickly asleep  ;)

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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 08:55 BST (UK) »
Bad backs are terrible so I sympathise with you.

Interesting diary entry again Caroline. Sounded a peaceful day.

Awoke refreshed so made early morning tea which is unusual for me. No nightmares and disturbed sleep. OH repaired under-sink waste bin so it now works properly. I vacuumed bathroom, toilet, bedroom and hall and inside wardrobes! Never done that before. Enjoyed 30 mins phone call with sister-in-law ended up laughing which felt good. Prepared lunch of pizza from Tesco's which was delicious not at all junk food.

Afternoon was lazy I admit. I didn't walk which I felt bad about but tried to do Sudoku from weekend paper. Failed!

Chicken casserole with cauliflower and broccoli and Tuscan potatoes for tea.

Must strive to do better tomorrow.
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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 09:16 BST (UK) »
Morning ( uk) all.
I'm usually way too late to post to the diary thread but I do enjoy reading it so thanks all.  We are still looking after the grandsons as mum is a teacher so that keeps us out of mischief and makes us quite tired ( age nearly 4 and 2 with another due December). So we are in a childcare support bubble.
As we're in the North east we are tier 2 and according to arcgis, we only have 6 cases , but like others we are lumped in with other towns and areas.

Had an unexpected FaceTime from a friend yesterday as in Tuesday afternoon saying that he has a subscriotion to a well known delivery/ film/ music app and he's allowed to have 6 profiles on his account so he was going to put me as a profile too. The email and password were fine as was the two layer phone authentication code, but has anyone else had bother with those blurry security things wher they distort letters or numbers and you have to type them in the box! Well what a palaver. I tried with spaces, without spaces, I asked for a different image, I even took a photo of one code and sent it to my friend for him to read and he agreed with my interpretation but no we were both wrong.
So I thought right I'll do the 'hear the codes' . You get a series of numbers to hear , however what they do is put a background noise underneath like water running loudly or other music. Well I managed it in the end, but anyone with worse eyes and ears like me wouldn't have been able to do it at all!
It took far longer than either of us thought it would. Youngest grandson thought it was great when I put baby shark on so my friend saw him dancing over FaceTime, then the older one asked for let it go and sang along !
There's so many normal things we can't do at the moment but little glimpses of a child being happy do help.
Mum had an unexpected  meeting so was late back and she wanted to give the boys tea at home today, so we just had a tin of soup to eat after they'd gone for tea- all the rain made it a soup type day!
Take care everyone.
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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 09:46 BST (UK) »
Caroline, it is interesting to see what restrictions are being placed in other countries, whatever any government does will inevitably be subject to criticism, I really don't envy them their job in these strange times. It always seems to be a case of damned if they do and damned if they don't. Like you, we're affected by the situation in the nearest large town and unfortunately from today we're in Tier 2 restrictions.

Mark, I hope your aches and pains improve today, having a bad back is miserable. Maybe you'll be able to watch the scantily clad Asian girls on catchup.  :)

Ankerdine, don't be so harsh on yourself, having hoovered out the wardrobes earns you a rest! (Not something I've thought about doing, mine's full of shoes)

Candleflame, I know what you mean about those authentication codes, they're enough to drive you mad. Well done on getting there in the end.


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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 09:47 BST (UK) »
My belated diary (such as it is):

Slept really badly, kept waking up, having strange dreams, I think I was coughing quite a lot. Woke to another soggy day. Was hoping it would clear out so I could go for a walk before lunch but true to the forecast it was nothing but heavy rain. Put ingredients for chilli in the slow cooker and did some cleaning.

Spent most of the rest of the afternoon doing domestic things and looking at Rootschat. It stopped raining at about 4.30, put my jacket on and went out. I had something to post so I walked along the edge of the field onto the walkway that would eventually take me round to the postbox. The field was quite muddy so I stayed mostly on the walkways, plenty of grass and trees around but not muddy underfoot. Looped round and came back by the field, it was starting to rain lightly again. Realised while I was out that I was wearing a scruffy old pair of jeans that I'd been doing the cleaning in, very few people out so no-one to see anyway. Spend my life in jeans these days, where did the glamour go?

Nothing else of note, days like this make me feel despondent. At least the weather forecast is better for Wednesday,

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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 11:36 BST (UK) »
My Tuesday was very quiet. I spent most of the day dog sitting my daughterís very naughty dog, did a bit of tidying and some washing (to pass the time).

In the afternnoon brought her dog back to my house so we could take both dogs for a walk together. They got a bit of a biff on a couple of times - lots of jumping at each other, friendly growls, awkward on-lead play, tangling of leads.

For the first time met cute groodle dog which I was so worried about having solo footpath adventures a few weeks ago. A very cute pup - still a youngster I think, very friendly and very interested in my and my daughterís dog. Of course my dog disgraced herself by barking - friendly barks, but annoying nevertheless.

I went alone to meet the groodle, interested to know if it was male or female and what itís name was. Oddly, it seemed to be wearing a collar suited to a tiny dog (it was very thin and flimsy) - it had no name tag and no council registration tag. Initially I thought it was a female, but no, I am fairly confident it is a not very well endowed male. Having an idea how much they cost I would imagine any breeder micro chipping a dog like that before selling it.  ;D Lovely dog. I think it needs human company.

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Re: Diary - Tuesday 13th October
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 21:14 BST (UK) »
What is a groodle?

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 22:07 BST (UK) »
It's a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. They do seem to breed a lot of dogs with poodles these days, I believe it's because they don't shed hair like other dogs.

Sounds a lovely dog, I think it must be looking for a Ruskie mummy.  :)
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