Chit-chat August

With me having a break near end of August, (although I did pop in a little,) meant this post was being aired later than planned. But here it is.


July feels it’s gone in a blink of an eye, for me.

So what’s for August, for me to talk about?
Do share yours, in the comments, below.

I watched the following dvd’s :

  • Queen- Live At Wembley
  • Re-watched Some mothers do ‘ave’ em
  • Re-watched Peter Rabbit
  • Moonlight and Valentino
  • Miss You Already
  • Super 8
  • Pay It Forward
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • 21 and Over
  • Hunter Killer
  • No Looking Back
  • Bon Jovi Greatest Hits The Ultimate Collection
  • Take That The Circus Live

Painted my bedroom as planned for this year. Just the walls and ceiling in white, like the rest of my flat. It feels rather bright in there and cheered me up its done.

Read the following books;

  • “Mysterious Britain,” by Homer Sykes
  • “The Peak District,” by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman.
  • “Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in & Around Mansfield,” by Geoffrey Sadler

First two books lent to me by one neighbour and the last book lent by another neighbour.

I bought a Dremel multi-tool kit, as mentioned in one of my, ‘It’s a weekend’ posts, to engrave mum’s name on certain items. It does more than just engrave, but this was main reason I bought one and getting a particular one, that was cordless. It’s the Dremel 8220, for anyone thats interested.

Having a practice on one side of my wooden chopping board  I use for hot pans only. I practised engraving my name, Elizabeth Fisher.

Engraving my name on a wooden ch

The top line, I written my name with pencil as a guide before engraving, holding the Dremel like a pen as advised in the instruction manual. After doing just that, one of my fingers was aching.
I then tried the detailers grip attachment and found using this was better than I thought, as I thought I wouldn’t get on with this attachment. I had no ache after engraving my name for a second time either. (See the second line.) I engraved my name freely this time, without using pencil as a guide and all in capital letters. There is definitely improvement on the second one. I shall stick with capital letters, when engraving my mum’s name on any of her belongings.

Realised I hadn’t answered number 6 of Fibbing Friday, the day after I posted, so put my answer in for that one.

I seen my mum a couple of times in August. As usual, it’s obvious mum is happy to see me and knows me, as well as names of some other people I mentioned in conversation. But I see the difference each visit for the worse. It’s early days and time will tell in the months ahead, of what my mum’s mental health will be like.

I rebelled when it came to budgeting groceries this month. I did this because of the month I had and the future I’m aiming for, just slipping away further, regarding buying a house.
I was going to have ice lollies and dairy-free ice-cream as much as I wanted and whatever else tickled my tastebuds.

I finally got to see another work colleague in my morning job, who I communicate regular with, since being in this job. So that was nice and to put a name, to a face.

And in my evening job, after what came out in the team meeting, means when I thought my year couldn’t get any worse it could do. I am not waiting to see if it happens, for me to be out work, so I will be looking for another job. Its nothing related to what I talked about before. Its something completely different and it could affect us all and if it did, then that means no for me, as I am not giving up my morning job for them. But as it was said in meeting, its just talk, but knowing who and what this is about and what has happened so far, they will possibly get what they want, leaving my boss taking possibly crap and picking up the pieces. So unless my boss can actually say I am not expected to clean in a morning for them, I will carry on looking for an alternative job.

So with knowing this, my budget will have to be my usual strict way of doing until I am in either a new job first, or if still there, where I work, did stop these others from getting what they want.

I have seen nothing more of the grasshopper, since this post, An interesting morning.

I have removed the like button off this blog. I did this over two weeks ago. A decision not made lightly as this decision, has been going on my mind  since last year for that. I have no intention of putting it back. You can thank ‘stalker’ for that. Or the repetitive liker of the same post person, whichever you like to use descriptive for this person.
I thank ‘stalker’ for helping me with this decision, because I don’t need the like button on my blog. I find chatting with my valued readers here, is far better. Better quality. (For anyone who doesn’t know what I am on about when it comes to ‘stalker,’ ‘repetitive liker of same post,’ then you haven’t been reading past posts. So answers there and not to be discussed in this post, thank you.)

The only place you will be able to see and click the like button, is if you are reading via the reader. So if you do click the like via this way, I won’t be alerted by it and I won’t be observing who is clicking the like, via this way. Just so you know.

I also announced that this blog would be coming to an end. So if you missed that, then details can be found in this post, This blog is coming to an end

I have a new badge for work, to make more clearer that I need to lipread. This badge is larger and so more clearer.
The previous badge I not long ago shared here of a different design, I should have got that in the larger size, than I had bought. But I came across this badge below, so I thought I would buy that instead. I shall buy one, or two more of these later from the Etsy seller, now I know its easier seen by other people, without them squinting, or feeling the need to come up close to read.

Badge says I need to lipread with a face mask in the middle. Background is bright yellow and writing in

End of August, which was Bank Holiday Monday for us in the UK, meant I was off work still in both jobs. I went a walk out with my neighbour, which some of the route I had not walked before. So seen more of my local area. Weather was dry and when in the woods, I felt inspired to take a couple of photos. I have shared these on my new blog, https://lizsonwardjourney.blogspot.com/ so you will need to take a look there, to view them.


Please note:

As announced here, This blog is coming to an end Details of new blog can be found there.


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It’s the weekend

This weekend will be at slow pace and what ever may happen, kind of weekend.

I have written this weekend post in advance, due to issues still, trying to blog at times, my own posts. (I blame that on the happiness engineers, with their enforced changes.) This issue has only got worse since them doing stuff here and there, slowly bringing in the enforced new editor, ‘block editor’.

So, since post, Will I stay, or will I go? (Blogging), it wasn’t long, reading the official scrapping of classic editor. So, I can see me definitely moving and it could be sooner than later. (I have updated ‘Will I stay, or will I go?’ post, accordingly. So although originally I said I wouldn’t announce anything until the New Year, I have announced as you know here, in this post, This blog is coming to an end.

So today, if weather is nice, I will go for a walk, with a neighbour.

If that has happened, once back home, I will relax.
I may colour, or paint my nails later.

Tomorrow, I don’t know what I am doing, as I write this, than it’s a lazy, relaxing day.

Enjoy your weekend. 🙂


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It’s the weekend

I plan to do some Tai Chi this weekend. I have failed to have some routine with this and have not done any since I last mentioned I done some.

I plan to also watch some dvd’s and get familiar with my Dremel mult-tool kit, I purchased earlier in the week.

I may bake, if my mood takes me. I would like to do two varieties of shortbread at least. Original and the other being mixed spices. If I choose to make a third variety, then it will be be chocolate. But it will depend on if its a cool day. I don’t want to be baking too long, if it’s hot and sticky.

And if it’s not hot and sticky, then 2 hours at the most outside, probably chatting with the neighbours.

So a bit of a varied weekend, at a gentle pace.

What’s your weekend plans?


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It’s the weekend

With being really drained and partially burnt out, I don’t have any particular plans, then to veg out on the sofa.
My entertainment will be dvd’s.

Whether I will have an hour, or two outside over the weekend, I don’t know. I shall see how I feel. So if a particular neighbour, who does it for fun, his sulking technique, because I decide not to be outside chatting, he will have to sulk.
I just want to switch off this weekend and be in my own world.

I hear it’s going to be a heatwave this weekend. It was already feeling like it yesterday. So ice bottle was in use for my hamster, outside his cage.
I will have ice lollies to suck on, at my hearts content today and I won’t be surprised if its ice bottles for him, today and tomorrow.
Maybe ice-cream for me too.

What’s your weekend like?


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Chit-chat extra

My favourite recipe is shortbread biscuits. I’m never bored with them.

A life lesson I’ve learned, is look after yourself first.

My scariest experience, are escalators and when I went on the ones in the London underground, I had never been on ones on those scale – long and high.
I was up and down these on several ocassions and getting more terrified.
The ones in my local area and Nottingham are much shorter and I can’t even go down on those. I have been on them many times, as a habbit to conquer my fear.
I can go up willingly, even though there may be anxiety, or a little fear. But the fear never goes coming down on one and after once stopping myself from falling forward once, or twice, that was it. I wasn’t going to attempt any further in trying, after 6 months of continous trying. So going up is all I do. But never down. I use stairs, or a lift.

My inspiration to blog was theraputic first.
Then what I shared, I learnt helped others.
It helps me to communicate with my friends, as well as share in general with you readers.

I have made friends with like-minded bloggers and a supportive community of bloggers, as well as enjoying what other people write and communicate with them at their blogs.


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It’s the weekend

Update since this post, My feelings – Part 11. Police can’t help at this point regarding missing items, as it appears items are lost at this point. Until mental health unit have exhausted all enquiries. When I have heard and I’m not satisfied they are lost, I can contact them and report them stolen.
I think next week, I shall contact the chap from housing and let him know, who I was in email communications with, after making sure they knew about mum. Tell him my concerns that I don’t want mum billed for something that wasn’t her fault. But also I know they wanted to put a new door on originally, so I am hoping that is on the cards when I am able to hand the bungalow keys back. He will be able to forward my email to person, who would need to know.

This morning, I spent the morning at my mums bungalow, cleaning the kitchen completely.
I wouldn’t usually choose to do my weekend like this, but I know if I try and do this between my jobs, I am just exhausted and I feel rushed.
I even had a taxi there and back, just to make it easier for myself. I could have come back earlier than I did, but I booked taxi times in advance, so I don’t struggle on the phone, as well as no rush and clock watching.
I book via email with my local taxi company, a little in advance, as so to give them chance to see the email. I’ve not long being doing it this way and it works out great.

I took tuna sandwiches to munch on, while at bungalow and a protein bar.

As soon as I was back at home, I made some lunch extra lunch for myself, a pizza, then I sat outside.

Later, I had some oven chips.

Tomorrow, my plan is to bake a sponge cake, in the morning. The one with the mixed spices, as I did last week.

If weather nice, I shall also sit outside, for a bit, then maybe a dvd later. If weather not nice, reading and dvd’s.

So although a little busy Saturday morning, I made sure the rest of the weekend was mine.

What’s your weekend plans?


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Chit-chat July – Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of 2, for Chit-chat July, to keep post short. Chit-chat July – Part 1 of 2 is here.

I have been to my mum’s bungalow a few times this month. Checking and removing some things, to mine, to sort later and I have been giving the  bungalow a quick tidy up. There are two rooms to do still. Kitchen I will do Saturday morning, then I will only have bedroom, when furniture is out.

I moved a couple of things around in my flat, to accommodate a couple of pieces of furniture that would go in there. One being a small dining table that I will use as a dining table and my white dining table, with it having a fold down table top, this is now to be used as a desk. One side kept folded down all the time which will go up nearest to the wall.
I would have liked to have done the other way round, but because of space and where it’s going, it makes sense to use my white table as a desk. Should I need temporary extra space for mum’s paperwork, I can always pull it out and but the table leaf up. But I plan to avoid that, because its not something I could leave up.

I needed to create this new space for when I go through mum’s paperwork anytime, knowing if I needed a break, I could walk away and come back to it later, without moving it. Covering it up with a covering, so away from prying eyes, if needed.
Also, when wanting to eat, or chat around the dining table, it would still happen. My dining table gets used a lot, since living in a flat.

And a solid pine ottoman, is going along a wall where I had a small side table and lamp originally.
That table has now gone in my bedroom, ready for when I have a date for furniture to come to mine. So my fold up chair was moved for that, to other side of the bedroom. It used to be mine, but I gave it mum. I always said I would have it back, if one day mum not needing it. The lamp will go back on top.

The small table is not in the way in my bedroom. But it will become a bit of a  dumping ground with a couple of mum’s boxes going in a space there, till I decide what to do with them. So I shall cover them with a sheet, to not feel like my bedroom being cluttered.

Dvd’s watched:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • End of days
  • The Assassin (2015) (I was disappointed with this film.)
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Journey Of Man
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Varekai
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion

Read a book called, ‘The Lynmouth Flood Disaster,’ by Tim Prosser. A book a neighbour lent me.

I emailed where I usually volunteer once every fortnight, to let them know I wouldn’t be back to volunteering, when they open. Not just because of Coronavirus, which if it was that alone, then I would have temporarily stopped originally, until seeing how things go until next year. But because I plan to take on mum’s finances, looking after that, so I have decided to stop volunteering permanently, while I do this, as any break I have between this and work, I plan to do just my thing. I would though, when in the area, call in and see them, letting them know prior I will pop by.

I received a free handmade face mask.

Face mask. Rabbit a

This was from a neighbour from the other block of flats. Her sister makes them and, after admiring one she shown me and my two neighbours, while we all chatted, she’d said she get her sister to make me one and I said how much? She just shook her head and said nothing, I’ll get you one.
I soon received it. It’s not the same design, but I love this design even more. 🙂

From my neighbour downstairs, the one who I just do chats with outside the home and not in, after he became drunk that time, gave me one of his hats.
He brought so many hats out when, me, him and the other neighbour who looks out for me got chatting while we all drank tea and got me to try on his hats. It was another sunny day, like before when we were all out there and I got my cap on. He thought he get me to try on his hats and asked other neighbour, what you think?
The one I liked best, was the one the other neighbour thought I looked the best in.

Cream gents hat with feather

I kept it on because with the sun coming from the side and it was protecting my face from burning, compared to my cap.
When eventually we were going in for different reasons, me needing to have my lunch, I was about to give him his hat back I was wearing and he said keep it. So I shall treasure that hat and when I sit outside again, I will wear that. 🙂

Me wearing the cream gents hat with a feather in it

I have been baking my usual, shortbread biscuits, but with a twist. I made chocolate versions. Sorry, I don’t have a photo of that.

I have also been making some cakes today, which I shall be sharing with my two neighbours:

Watercake, which is dairy and egg free. My first time making.

The receipe says to not use fan oven and only conventional. Although I have a small conventional oven, I have only ever used the grill part and not the oven bit, so I don’t know what its like, so I used my fan oven at a lower temperature of 160 degree C. instead. For the time stated. Although the cake is fine, it may have been ready 3 or 5 minutes before.

This cake is lovely served with cream. In my case, dairy-free cream. 😋

Watercake

I was going to make shortbread, but my mind went elsewhere, so started off with the preparation wrong, meant I was now going to be making another cake. So I followed the sponge recipe for victoria sandwich, added mixed spice to it and put it all in one sandwich tin and baked. Turned out nice. So I have a mixed spice sponge cake.

Mixed spice sponge cake


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It’s the weekend

Today

Posted edited at 2.24pm. See below what I crossed off and changed. 😔

Shower this morning.

Printed off yesterday’s communications with Social Worker, coded and filed, then logged in book. (I will explain my filing system soon I do, for logging things associated with mum and communication.)

Just chilling, until time for preparing my lunch. Nothing else planned, until taxi comes to pick me up and take me to nursing home, to see mum. Taking two bags of items with me, for mum and spend a couple of hours with her.
I shall test mum’s memory and see if she can remember what the plan was today. (Paint her nails, bright pink, was what she wanted, using her nail varnish.) If mum still like her nails painting then that’s what I will do, after cutting her nails to a length mum prefers and cleaning underneath her nails. I didn’t get to see mum, because whoever Social Worker spoken to at nursing home, to let them know I be coming didn’t let management know and because I haven’t either, means they can’t let anyone in, as not passed by management.
After a couple of hours with my mum, I shall get bus home. Rain and thunder is forcasted today, so I might be staying in the flat. But if there is a dry spot, I shall be outside with a cuppa and give a neighbour a bell, to let him know I am outside. Depending on time near back home, will depend on whether I have a chippy and eat them outside, or making a sandwich.

Tomorrow

Lazy day is the plan. A majority of my day in between lunch and dinner, will be sitting outside and chatting with my two neighbours, like we did before. If weather is good as its going to look.
I have my sunblock, so shouldn’t burn like last time, due to not wearing any.

What’s your weekend plans?


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Chit-chat July – Part 1 of 2

This month’s chit-chat post is in two parts, otherwise it would make a very long post. This post also includes an update on my mum.

It’s been about a month since using this smart watch; Garmin Vivosmart 4.

Garmin Vivosmart 4 watch in a light blue strap
Garmin Vivosmart 4 watch

I just use it for alerting me to texts on my phone, because when I am active in my cleaning jobs, I’m just not aware.
By being aware now, because of my watch, I can see at a glance if it’s important to answer there and then, or later, when I have finished work.
This watch, compared to a smart watch I owned before that you may remember, but I stopped using and so sold it, is not bulky at all for my small wrist, compared to the previous one. It’s why I stopped using the previous in the end, knocking it, or catching it some way. Even putting a jacket on, it annoyed me, because it pulled on my wrist. I’m amazed it was still in a like new condition, when I sold it.
Although this watch has plenty of other features, as I say, I just use it for alerting me to texts.
If I want to use the other features, you need to have your phone constantly connected to the internet for it, so the app on the phone uploads info from the watch. I’m not wasting my internet on that.
So having this watch means no more:

  • Leaving my boss hanging around outside, in my morning job, if he has come round and I have not expected him, or not felt my phone go off in my back pocket when he has texted to say if I could let him in. Or for any other reason, anyone from where I am employed, texting me, while on shift.
  • If I have an unexpected personal emergency, I will be alerted to it.
  • If there is an emergency at work in my evening job, like the fire alarm for example, my colleague will text me, to make sure I have heard it, because depending where I am, or what I am doing, there may be moments I don’t hear it.

Although I don’t put dirty items in my work tabbard pocket, that I wear in my evening cleaning job, nevertheless, I looked around for a pouch that I could put just my preventer inhaler into, separately from anything else, instead of pocket of my tabbard. Something that I could attatch to my belt loop of my trousers.
After looking around, I came across two choices, which one may have been a little bulky for my liking, when it’s just for my inhaler and nothing else. So I chosen this zipped pouch, from an Etsy seller, in the USA. I clip it onto the belt loop of my trousers.
I loved it as soon as I seen it and I wasn’t disappointed when it arrived. Suits me to a T, with paw prints on it.

Zipped pouch. Black, with colourful paw prints on it.

I am getting another one of these pouches in a different design, for use away from work. It would help me find it easier in my bag, because although I have it in a side pocket, when in mid of an asthma attack, I have not been able to get it quick as I like, compared to when I am aware one is coming on.

In a post last year, I mentioned how I was using an app on my phone called ‘MyTherapy,’ to help me remember to take my preventer inhaler.
The downside to the app, was it getting to the stage more often in not alerting me to take it. But it still helped me to know I checked it off when I took a look.
But I have now deleted the app, after doing what a reader suggested last year and that’s use the calendar on my phone instead. I really didn’t think this would be ideal for me, but after using the calendar for over a month, to alert me instead, without fail, I now use this. So the ‘MyTherapy’ app has been deleted.

I seen my mum at the nursing home, on 15th of this month. My last time, that most of you will remember, was back in November for 5 minutes. I could only manage that, due to my own mental health decline, when she was on a mental health ward.
While seeing mum I had my face mask on while talking to mum and sitting close to her. The only time my mask was off, was when I sat at the other end of the room, to drink my tea and have a biscuit.
Knowing mum has some hearing problems, before all this deterioration with her mental health and this Coronavirus going around in the world, I asked if she could hear me ok. Just to make sure she could.

From seeing my mum for myself, it was as I expected, with regards to her mental health, from feedback given by her Social Worker and advocate.
While mum is as she is, 24 hour care is what she will need. It was hard to make conversation with my mum because of her talking to voices and a couple of times seeing things that were not there in the four and a half hours I was about there for.

It was clear on first entering, that she was happy to see me.
During that time, we both said I love you to one another. Holding hands a majority of the time I was there.
I also asked mum if she’d like a cuddle and she said yes. So we had a cuddle. A little later, mum wanted to cuddle me again. So we did.

I then made conversation about her money. Reassuring her that her money was safe and that no one, including myself, can access it, so this was why she hasn’t got any money. I then went on to explain that I would look after it. She immediately pipped up and said, “oh good,’ while she smiled saying it. But as for how I would be going about it, to access it, that’s where mum’s concentration went. So I left it at that, but tried again later, but to no avail, than I know she is happy and relieved that I will look after her money, when I tried again.

I tried a discussion regarding my hamster, twice, because last mum knew, it was a girl when I shown her photos, when he turned out to be a boy later, as he developed. But mum’s mind was elsewhere, talking.

Regardless how mum is and that I stopped longer than planned, because I was supposedly going to have a quick chat with manager and she forgot and gone home, it was good. Yes, I had tears 20 minutes in being there and wanted to blubber, but held back because I didn’t want mum to see that. But I am fine.

Before I left, I chased up with staff, mum’s handbag and purse, because I couldn’t see it and I couldn’t get any straight answers off my mum where it was. One answer from mum, she said she chucked it, which I find hard to believe and the other, she said, I don’t know.
Looking in her wardrobe and drawers, as well as her shopping trolley, there were no signs.
I needed to know her bank card, ISA books and keys for her bungalow were safe.
The staff looked where I did, then one looked in a grey plastic bag on the floor and asked if I looked in there. I said I hadn’t. From the bag he pulled out her purse and there were other items. But no house keys, or her handbag still. They let me take her bank card and her new ISA book for safe keeping. But I said she should have her old one too, because she had it on her in November on the mental health ward she was on.
They got me to examine her purse while there, hence I took her bank card for safe keeping. Told them she has coppers in money and we came across an old £20 note. I swapped that for two tens and gave it them for safe keeping with other money I brought in, then they can get whatever personal items she needs later with that. I left mum’s purse with her, after removing important items.

Before leaving, I kept reassuring my mum that her money was safe, as I could see she was getting aggitated during this and hadn’t calmed down to my liking, even though staff were reassuring her. I eventually did. I reminded mum what I was taking back home and, that the staff hadn’t got it and that they were just helping.
Then I explained what they did have, which was the money I brought in and the extra £20 from her purse to go with the other money, in a safe. Mum seamt fine with that and was calm as before, before I left to go home.

I won’t be letting go about her important missing items; house keys, old ISA book. But hoping her handbag can be located, because there will be an a black notebook containing addresses and whatever else she wrote. Mum was also carrying a picture frame that contains a certificate for a poem she once wrote, I noticed back in November. Her walking stick she bought is missing. Not that I will recognise that to chase it up, just like some clothing items the mental health ward will have lost. But manager at the nursing said she came with ber handbag and purse and so the important items I will be chasing up with them. I have alteady sent my email to the manager to remind her, since my conversation with staff last week.

I have more of mum’s personal belongings to bring down. So not finished yet.

With having face mask on from leaving flat, to returning back home, meant my face mask had been on constantly for half a day, with exception of when I had a mug of tea. I managed ok with it.

I sorted a solicitor out, for helping me with Court of Protection. I see her tomorrow.

It was first time walking into the town centre, since Coronavirus and I wore my face mask before hitting the town centre.
I was only this way because I had to take my library book back.
While in the area, I thought I’d go to a particular shop, inside the shopping centre. But they didn’t have what I wanted.
Seen how the shopping centre was laid out for social distancing, for very short time, while I was in there. It looked ok, but regardless, I did not want to be hanging around long.
I then headed to work, which made me over an hour early. But I wasn’t going to walk home, just to not long set out again.
Am I in any hurry to look around the town centre again, now I have done it?
No.

I also started wearing my face mask when shopping in my supermarket now. Since further relaxation of rules lifted, I noticed a lot of people were not respecting the distance. There were more in the shop too, to before.
A work colleague noticed more than normal in a supermarket she goes to. But hey ho, not so long ago, the announcement was made that we now have to wear face coverings while in shops.
Now as much as I wasn’t a fan for wearing one myself while shopping, I do agree with other people, that as usual, the Government leave it late making their minds up. Face coverings should have been enforced much earlier on.

I ordered another of my favourite face masks, that I am comfortable with. (With exception when it was really hot.)

Black face mask

I have started walking on trails again, after gaining confidence to do this. My latest walk was with my neighbour. So we had a good walk there and I seen a new trail I had not been on before, for part of this walk. I had my face mask with me, in case it was busy with people to put on. But wasn’t needed. Any future walks I do alone, or with my neighbour, I will always have my face mask with me, just in case.


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It’s the weekend

It does not seem long ago when I posted last weekends, ‘It the weekend’ post.

This weekend is a lazy one, after a busy week. I am tired.

I managed to have a bit of a break this week, of my few days off in my evening job. Which was yesterday. But it was still busy busy prior and so a long day. I only felt I actually stopped come early evening as of yesterday. Shattered is the word.

Today, was a walk out for a few hours, with my neighbour. Now I am planning on doing nothing else than my dinner.
I am though, fancying something sweet, but I don’t want to go out for it. So I think I will make some shortbread.

Tomorrow, I have no plans. I don’t have a clue, than keep my feet up.

I hope your weekend is good. What are you up to?


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