Good Morning

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I chose the photo from the back garden this morning. At least it has a little blue in it. In the meanwhile the sun has broken through and after a day of rain and grey skies yesterday, it looks like we are back to something more normal for this time of the year.

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My largest hosta is now expanding its leaves again and I have problems putting slug pellets between them to keep the ever hungry marauders away from eating holes in the leaves. Up to now it has been a success. Last year I only had stalks left after they had chewed up everything.

I really wanted to go somewhere yesterday afternoon, but after a torrential downpour at the beginning of the afternoon, the rain remained, drizzling down steadily so no chance of wheeling anywhere. I decided to tidy up the car and remove all objets that were mine before it returns to the garage next week. I also had to fit the cover back at the back of the car, as it was never needed because I would put my walker in the back of the car as it needed more room.

This afternoon I will take a wheelie to the road train stop around the corner to get a book of tickets from the machine as I will probably be using it more now. I have a special permit for tickets at half price which saves quite a bit as the short journey into town from our village is not cheap. I now have to get travelling again by public transport, although I do not mind. You see a little more and there are people around you. Now the corona problem is at minimum risk in our area, the only thing to pay attention to is safe distance. Although I do not usually wear a mask I will always take one with me just in case.

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I have now moved my birdhouse to another place, and it is no longer in front of my window as I sit at the computer. However, yesterday the birds paid me a visit. I am not an expert but this is some sort of chickadee  I think.

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And I think this is what we call a great tit. Probably the kids have discovered that they can fly and do not need mum or dad for a worm supply.

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The bees are still being busy in my garden and making the most of my sedum which is flowering at the moment.

Otherwise not very much happening here at the moment. Although the dreaded virus is now taking five somewhere, people are still reluctant to swarm out in numbers and rightly so. There are no summer festival days in town this year, no cheese days where the cows have a chance to come to town, and no music events.

October Monthly Market 10.09 (2)

Our monthly market that takes place on the second Monday of the month is now non-existant and the weekly fruit and vegetable market has been shifted to the outskirts of town with only half of the stalls permitted. This is the new way of life it seems.

My way of life continues as ever and I will now begin to cook lunch. I have a nice piece of ham, so I can forget it for a couple of hours while it is cooking and get on with something more interesting. I now have the habit of listening to one of my favourite local radio stations by earphones from my mobile phone whilst doing things – Radio 32 oldies – which is really good. All the music from the fifties up to the nineties – something I really like to sway to when mopping and hoovering. It seems as you get older conversation becomes a thing of the younger days.

Have a stressless Sunday everyone.

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Lovely post. I used to call my hostas (= remaining skeletons) LACE FLOWERS, because the slugs had chewed everything off the sturdy middle ribs… now they are all gone.
    And my seems had all pink flowers, no yellow bloom to be seen.

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    • The hostas with the big leaves have white flowers, and the hostas I have with the green and yellow mixture have pink flowers. The snails really chewed up my green and yellow hostas last year and this year I am not giving the a chance.

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  2. That is nice that people are reluctant to go out already. So many hear are angry about former confinement, and many had been protesting. I believe that is why the epidemic was as bad as it was here. It would not surprise me if it flared up again, particularly in California.

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    • Perhaps there are people, that cannot wait to get out again. Being a golden oldie I like to relax at home and have no wish to travel. I also do not have to commute to a daily job, just get to the store for food. I also no longer need To take a summer holiday

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      • Yes, many want to get out and about again, although most outdoor activity is still allowed with distancing precautions. The stupidity of some people who insist that this is all just a government conspiracy, and do whatever they can to violate the distancing precautions though is offensive. The news just since yesterday is now reporting in increase in infections locally. It seems to coincide with the protests. This is a county that had formerly done well with the epidemic, until now.

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        • Today we had only ten new cases reported in Switzerland of the virus, which means things are looking up, although we are still being careful. Some still might be wearing a mask and we all keep a respectable distance. Distance paid off well in Switzerland.

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          • Four ‘groups’ of infections were reported here yesterday, in conjunction with the ‘normal’ infections. It coincides with the relaxation of social distancing precautions. It is so frustrating that a few unconcerned people are making it even more difficult for everyone else.

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