So before I get to day 1 of my Staycation post, I thought I’d update you regarding my day trip I wondered about.
I looked up on their website to see whether I should be contacting the coach company, or not and see what was happening with regards to day trip this Sunday, to Whitby.
I emailed, because this coach company doesn’t have any immediate contact details, other than my address. Where as another I use, does, should later things don’t change and another trip is affected.
They replied back and said, as I expected, that they could see this trip to Whitby being cancelled, so they would refund me if so. I thanked them for their reply.
Now onto my Staycation post.
So this Staycation – Day 1 post, is for 18th May.
It was my birthday and my original plan was to travel to Sherwood Forest and have my day there, out in the woods and lunch in the visitor centre. I knew it would possibly be a mix of feelings, so that’s why I chose to be out there. But now, due to how things have changed because of the virus, I won’t be there.
So what is my plan now in place of this?
Well… I stuck with the theme, woods.
Bloggers that have been following for some time will know the garden outside my flat has trees and so immediately looking out, the first thing I see is trees, followed by the wild birds that visit the garden. So a good start and the view I fell fall, when I first seen this flat I currently live in.
I laid a blanket on the floor near this window from when I got up at 7am, ready for when I sit there this morning. I then had my breakfast, which was just cereals and a mug of tea, before checking into work to let them know all is fine. (They are checking on all us cleaners to see we are fine, from when we all had to stop working due to virus. Although I am now working, I still have to check in.)
I then opened my birthday cards, while sat near my window. These are the ones that have arrived before my birthday. I certainly smiled when opening these cards.
I texted and emailed those that sent these cards and I just sat in quite until my neighbour came, who I regularly have a mug of tea with now.
My neighbour brought round a card and a present, from him and his wife. My present was a selection of shower gels, by Korres. A brand his wife uses.
I have not heard of this brand before. Have you?
- Basil Lemon Shower Gel
- Guava Shower Gel
- Ginger Lime Shower Gel
- Bergamot Pear Shower Gel
I am looking forward to trying these.
Another birthday card came through the door this morning, so I texted to let her know I received that and thanked her, as it wasn’t long prior she’d texted me.
I had a picnic at lunch time on my blanket near the window, so it was sandwiches (one being tuna, the other was salmon and haddock paste), baby tomatoes, crisps, a lemon cake slice (dairy-free) to eat and cherry cola to drink. My cola I did not have on the floor, as I did not want to risk me knocking it over.
In the afternoon, sitting back on my sofa, I watched a dvd I had not seen before called, ‘A Walk In The Woods.’ The film starred Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson.
Rest of my evening, I chose to re-watch my Bridget Jones dvd’s, back to back.
I also had a lavender candle lit.
I had my usual variety of sandwiches for dinner, as I did at lunch, with baby tomatoes and another cake.
Mugs of tea, through to the evening.
Today, may not have been my original plan due to the virus and and what was possibly going to be a mixture of emotions.
But today turned out to be a good and enjoyable day, in the end.
Does anyone lose track with their age and if so, find it’s worse when they get older? I think when my work colleagues asked my age a few months first working there, that I gave my right age, but fast forward to the following year, which was last year I am thinking of, I don’t know if I may have gave my age wrong. I don’t know. Can’t remember. But if I gave my right age then, then come towards end of last year, through to this year, I have been thinking to myself my age and made it wrong. So thankfully no one asked during that point, because I have been doing my mum’s trick, making myself a year older. Lol
I have even made a note on my phone and in my birthday book, for how old I am this year.
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