It’s the weekend

This weekend, I plan to watch some shows on dvd I have.

Today, I will watch:

  • Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Varekai

Tomorrow, it will be:

  • Cirque Du Soleil – Journey Of Man

 

I will also bake some more of those oaty biscuits again this weekend. I will more likely make these early this morning. Before this post goes to air.
I shall make two batches; one batch for me and another batch for my neighbour I regularly see each week for a cuppa at mine, as well as times when we pass. (The ones who have been lending me their dvd’s and cd’s.) His wife was happy to give me a lift to my mum’s bungalow and back, yesterday, so I could let a council worker in to do an annual gas service check on mum’s boiler.

At the beginning of the week from same neighbour, I received a rhubarb crumble that she baked. Yum. I was in heaven with that. I like my rhubarb and it was my first crumble since going dairy-free.

I don’t know what else I will be doing this weekend, but I am definitely doing the above.

What’s your weekend plans?


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It’s the weekend

So those of us who live in the UK, any of you melted?
Goodness, it’s been hot and it was hard to keep the temperature down in my flat, especially on Thursday, with the fan on.
A frozen bottle in use again for my hamster, Daz, since it got very hot. Placed outside the cage, so he feels it along the cage wall where he usually sleeps, giving him the option to cool down.
They had to be swapped regular on Thursday and because the ice inside the bottle would have all melted before me coming home from work, I wonder how he would be.
This was where I found him. In the corner, under his hamster wheel, looking because he was aware of me while taking a photo, but prior to that, he was all curled up. He soon curled up again, after.

My hamster Daz, in the corner of his cage under his wheel

So this weekend started as of yesterday, with me having an annual leave in both jobs. So I have a nice long weekend.

It’s also a weekend I have been looking forward to the last 2 weeks, after deciding what to do. I will tell you what it is in a minute. 🙂🤭

You may remember many posts ago, as it was earlier in the year, that I hoped to visit Stonehenge. But because the coach pick up wasn’t local, I didn’t end up booking it. (Not that now we know how things are now, it would have been cancelled anyway.) Had it happened, that day trip would have been yesterday.
You may remember I had an alternative in mind, after realising the coach wasn’t a local pick up for that day trip, but I said I would share that later. Well that alternative is not happening either. But even if it was, I wouldn’t have gone because of the anxiety of travelling and also not wanting to go in a cafe. The alternative I had in mind was Kitty Cafe in Nottingham.

So… going with a replacement for Kitty Cafe, but without going anywhere, after giving it some thought, I decided I was going to have a bit of a cat theme weekend. 🙂 Meow. 🐱

So yesterday, I made shortbread biscuits using a cat-shaped cutter. Here they are, first lot not long come out of the oven. 🙂
I shared some with my two neighbours below and enjoyed mine, later.

Shortbread cat shaped biscuits

I then coloured in a cat picture using coloured pencils. (One of a few free PDF cat pictures, after googling for them.)

Cat picture i have coloured in. Cat sat in front of window looking towards, with a vase of flowers to the right. In the background outside, you can see another cat looking towards the window. There are trees and a lawn outside.

Later in the afternoon, I watched a dvd, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob.’

Today, I did another batch of cat shaped shortbread.
I plan to colour in another cat picture, using coloured pencils and enjoy a few of my shortbread cat biscuits, with mugs of tea.

Then at some point today, watch a Japanese anime feature dvd called, ‘The Cat Returns.’ I have not watched an anime type before, so this will be a new experience for me. The dvd is Japanese, with English subtitles and English dub.

Tomorrow, will just be colouring any cat pictures I have left, then watching dvd’s not related to cats.

In between my cat themes I have planned, the rest will just be relaxation and whatever else I fancy doing. I have some cd’s from my neighbour to play, so will probably play some of them.
One I have enjoyed playing earlier this week was ‘Piano Man The Very Best of Billy Joel.’ There was a dvd with this too. Listening and watching, I realise I have heard a few more songs of his than I originally thought.

What’s your weekend like?


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Chit-chat June

Two cancellations; day trip to Oxford in August and check-up at dentist, in July. Both to be expected and both a relief. A relief because I don’t have to travel on bus to either of them. I had anxiety about the idea of it, regardless I now have face masks and would use.
I let my friend know, as soon as I knew regarding Oxford.
The coach company asked if I would like to cancel Oxford because they could see it probably wouldn’t be happening, while I was seeing what was happening regarding refund for Whitby that was cancelled last month and so I said yes. I quickly received refund for both and that’s now in my ISA.
As for dentist, it was cancelled to a later date in September, so priority could be given to emergencies and those needing to finish their treatment.
They also answered my other concerns I had regarding accessibility for me as a deaf person, after watching their video clip of what to expect when coming to the practise. The changes to protect both staff and customers, because of Coronavirus.
So I do hope that goes as discussed via an email with me.

This month, I have been reading this book.

Book cover of The Awakened by Julian Cheek.

The book is called, ‘The Awakened,’ by Julian Cheek. I picked just this one up from several books left on a table at work, with a note, ‘help yourself.’
The story I read on the back, grabbed me, because I could relate to the feelings of the character, having one time at a young age for a number of years, felt like that.

This book kept me engaged and I couldn’t wait to read more, to see what happened next.

Store loyalty cards

As you know not long ago, I shredded my Costa card, after receiving an email from them.

I have now decided to ditch another store card. This time Tesco Clubcard. Unlike Costa, they’ve done nothing wrong for me to decide on doing this. I have debated past year, or two on doing this and now I thought, I will. So an email went yesterday requesting that they close my account down and why; which was my decision to get rid of some store loyalty cards and this being one of them that I want to get rid.
Also with not having any plans to shop in Tesco while they do one thing that another store doesn’t do, that I can’t contend with and so avoiding the place ever since Coronavirus started, just adds to my decision of closing down my account.
I said that even if one day I start to shop again, or visit their cafe, I still don’t want to bother with a Tesco Clubcard.

I am thinking of ditching another card later. But thinking a little longer on that one before making any decision. But it’s nice to get rid of Costa and Tesco one.

Just some dvd’s I watched: (courtesy of my neighbour lending me theirs.) 

  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • Open Range
  • Ladies in Lavender
  • Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Master and Commander
  • Grease 1 and 2
  • Planes, Trains Automobiles
  • The Beatles Yellow Submarine (I don’t mind their music, but I’m not a fan of this cartoon.)
  • Mama Mia The Movie
  • Frances Mcdormand Fargo
  • Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Blogger, if WordPress does get rid of ‘classic editor’ in 2022, or later. 

I gave up Blogger, after having no joy.
I want to remind, as I mentioned before, that it wasn’t because of Blogger. It was me. The whole WordPress thing really put a damper on my mood and I wasn’t enjoying the process of moving some posts across for my story to continue.
I was in a frustrated, spit my dummy out kind of mood and feeling down about it.
The plan was to keep my name of my blog, when blogging there, hence some posts going across to Blogger.

But now, I have decided, should WordPress in 2022, or later, decide to get rid of their classic editor, leaving only block editor left, I will start afresh with a new blog, at Blogger. This will include also, a new name. So I will be brainstorming a new name, should I need one later. I have plenty of time to think about that one, should I end up leaving here. But I will have one part set up with Blogger before then, not visible until it is required.

Don’t forget, as I mentioned in past posts, I have a new blog email. It’s a neutral blog email name I have chosen, so regardless what I would call my new blog, this blog email would remain. You can find it on my about me page.
I still reckon the time will come when WordPress will do this, because the way they spoke on a forum, they are speaking in words that they will commit with this.
I hope classic editor remains to stay as a choice always, because I am not alone in this on why classic editor is best for me.

I have a post in draft that is for goodbyes, ready for if its needed in a few years. I hope I manage to put blog link on it, if post is needed.
Although this blog would eventually go if moving, I may keep WordPress account open for coming back to, so I can comment on blogs I currently follow. But I won’t be following any new ones at that point when not blogging here.

But as I say, this is if worst scenario that WordPress does this.

Work

It was back to normal working hours this month, in my evening job.
Even though I have seen changes made (while I was cleaning there at an earlier time,) to try and make our workplace safer, it still caused me anxiety and I still had same thoughts as the other ladies who were furloughed, as in, what am I going to walk into.

Also more work put onto us, but no extra time to do it in. There are also some things asked of us that are not achievable, so it has caused me stress, upset and frustration. I spoke with my manager after just over 2 weeks doing it my concerns and how it has affected me and I was given reassurances to these concerns, so I should be ok now.
I also raised my observations after my accident, wondering why the floor had not been taped, so someone else doesn’t trip on the tile I had acciddent on, until its sorted. They didn’t know about it until they heard it from me. So they checked to see it had been filed by person I reported it to, but it was filed under a different department. Their old department. So if I was to have an accident in the future that I report, to let them know also, so they know about it, to action it.

My hamster, Daz. 

This month was Daz’s birthday. He’s now one year old.

My phone

I have done a right one, that I have never done in all the years being a mobile phone owner.
As I quickly glanced at my phone before my shift started, the door propped open with a door stopper, decided to move and, slammed into my back. My phone slipped out of my hand and took a dive into a bucket of water.
Now my phone is supposedly water resistant when I read the description for my phone before buying at the time, but reading elsewhere, I read the oppsite when it comes to any phone and not just mine, that there is no such thing as a water resistant, or waterproof phone. Well it was still working after it happened, but I didn’t charge it when it was needed and left it till the next day. As a precaution, I bought a second hand phone as a back up, should this pack up later, because I have read what the damage water can do to a phone, over time. So although fine at the moment, at the time I written this post to publish later. It’s what might happen down the line.

My budget

Those that have been following some time will know my preferred way of paying my groceries is by cash. I find it easier to set my budget for each week this way, so I don’t spend more than I need. But because of some places only wanting you to pay by card, (which I have noticed since then, they have changed their signage to cash and card) and others if paying by cash then use self-checkouts, I ended up going the pay by card route.
I have been doing this the last 2 months, so early days I feel to give myself a chance to get used to paying by card, but because how muddled my brain feels towards end of last month and how I feel this month, I am going back to what I feel is easy for me. Paying my groceries by cash.
The first month out of two I tried by card I spent more than my budget. But it was expected that month and so no mistake on my part.
Last month, I felt I was a little more used to paying this way, but I still went over my budget. But only by a few pounds.
Whether I will go back to paying mainly by card for my groceries when I feel better with my mind, I don’t know. I am not ruling it out. But for now, I am sticking with cash, when it comes to my groceries. I have ended up getting used to self-checkouts. (Those that know me well, will know I hate them and I avoid them.) But I don’t hate them anymore and I don’t avoid, unless I choose to pay by card of course.
I know self-checkouts accept bank cards, but that’s where my nerves would start again. So will leave that for now.

Anxiety

As you know I suffer with anxiety and I have shared at the beginning of this post the anxiety for travelling. Most of the time it’s at acceptable levels. But as you know, when it creeps up, it goes up. Like the idea of travelling on public transport. I am avoiding so far.
Like everyone else, Coronavirus affected that, but I am also noticing how jumpy I am getting. (And I haven’t seen the odd horror film for a long time.)
I am assuming this is due to me being on high alert for some time now, that’s causing this.
Are you feeling extra jumpy too?


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It’s the weekend

Here are my scones from last weekend, that I made.

Fruit scones

This weekend, I will be mainly focusing ideas for Elf on the Shelf for December.

The ideas I have, I will take photos of and then write the posts ready. Those ready, I will schedule in advance.

Whether I will do a post every day for Elf of the Shelf, I don’t know. But mosr days leading up to Christmas will have something.

The bad news for you the reader, that has been enjoying Elf on the Shelf in the past, that after this years, Elf on the Shelf will be the last one. I don’t plan to do anymore.

I have added my new blog email, after closing the previous blog email account down. You will find it on my ‘about me’ page.

I have kept it a neutral name for my blog email, with not knowing the future of this blog, here, at WordPress. Should I end up leaving in years to come for Blogger, than it’s an email I can use there, when starting off a new blog, which would also have a new name.

On both my days, over the weekend, I plan to watch a couple of dvd’s from the early evening.

So this is my weekend. What’s yours? 


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It’s the weekend

Middle of the week, I made some shortbread biscuits. One batch being made using self-raising flour instead of plain. (A nice accident I did many years ago in my teens, thinking I grabbed plain flour, then until they came out the oven raised. I was like eh. Until I realised what I done.)

Even though they rise when first taken out of the oven, they do drop a bit after.
This time, I found they didn’t rise to what I remember. But if you observe the biscuits to the front of the photo, you will see they are a bit thicker than the ones behind. So I put this down to when I first put them in the pans, one being slightly wider than the other and so thinner when spread out to fill pan. But regardless of that, I could tell when I bit in one that it was made using self-raising flour, as it has a slightly more crumbly texture.
I should have though, had them out the oven 2 or 3 minutes earlier, the thinner ones, as they should be a bit paler, although hard to tell I think with photo. So taste wise, due to that, I can tell. But they won’t get wasted.

Shortbread biscuits

My second batch I made using plain flour and I cut them using a round cutter, like I have shared in a past post.

This weekend, I just plan to relax. I say doing nothing much. But I will be doing something. Just gently.

Today, I may bake some more. If I do, then it will be scones, using raisins.

At some point today will gentle foot exercises, sat down, while others I can do at times when walking around my flat, or waiting for kettle to boil for example.
Although it’s right foot, I do them on both feet, as it benefits me in the long run. These exercises are ones I do from physio days. I am best doing these every day for life, because I find if I stop, musle weakness comes back. It doesn’t just help my feet, I think it helps my legs too, because of improving posture when it comes to walking.

I only have twinges with my right foot now.

I will follow this then with two stretch exercises, for the backs of my legs.

I will do all this while some music is playing in the background, except for when I am baking. I like to do that in quiet.

In the afternoon, I plan to have 20 to 30 minutes of Tai Chi.

Then while watching a dvd, I will have a foot soak.

Tomorrow, will be similar, but minus the baking.

What’s your weekend plans?


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It’s the weekend

So I missed a weekend of doing this post because I chose to have a break from blogging prior to my Staycation posts starting. With Staycation being aired today, for yesterday, I wondered whether to do a weekend post this weekend. But I have decided to do one as you can see.

So for yesterday, as you know I baked. That cake is filling, as I found after my second helping.
For the remainder of what I did yesterday, then do see that Staycation post I aired earlier today: Staycation – Day 6 of 6.

My holiday break from work is not over though, because here in the UK it’s Bank Holiday tomorrow. So I am not back at work until Tuesday and that’s in both jobs, because as of from Tuesday, I am back to my normal hours in my morning job. So happy. So I have had a lovely long holiday break.

So today, as I air this, I plan to listen to cd’s lent by my neighbour on Friday. I have Bon Jovi going as I write this. There are enough cd’s of theirs to listen to, until after lunch to early afternoon.

I have a load of washing going this morning, which is nearly done. So shall take that out soon.

I plan to bake today, which is a baked sponge over jam. I will add mixed spices and raisins to my sponge mixture and I am making my own dairy-free custard. Usually I buy, but as it was only yesterday I had been to the shops for a few things and had no clue what I was baking next, until this morning, I wasn’t going to go back just for that. It will help budget-wise using what I already have.

Lunch will be vegan bolognese, with pasta.

Dinner will be sandwiches of some, or a cheese toastie. I have not decided that far yet.

I shall continue reading my books in parts and pop on here later, as well as read other people’s blog posts.

As my weekend is a long one because of tomorrow being Bank Holiday, my plan is a lazy day tomorrow and just go with the flow kind of day.
My neighbour will call tomorrow morning for a cuppa. No doubt part of our conversation will be about that smoke, that affected our asthma Friday.

Lunch that day will be my vegan bol again, served with rice.

What’s your weekend been like?


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Staycation – Day 6 of 6

Day 6 of 6 of my Staycation is for 23rd May.

Originally, I would have kept this day free to go to Newark-on-Trent. But with you know what, that is affecting us all, there was no point arranging that.

So after breakfast, which I had weetabix, I chose to watch a dvd this morning. I watched ‘John Carpenter Presents Vampirs Los Muertos.’ So I will be squirming, while watching. This will be second time watching, but it’s going in charity bag after. 🙂

I am still reading my book, ‘My brilliant friend,’ by Elena Ferrante. But I will also be looking at another book today. ‘A Year At Stonehenge,’ by James O. Davies.

Cover of book a year at stonehenge

For lunch, it was finger food, cheese toastie, my remaining piece of nut roast that I nearly forgotten about, with a couple of tomatoes.

I watched another dvd, while having lunch and a mug of tea, before going back to my books. This time I watched, ‘Man of Steel.’ Another re-watch.

I found out the cause of the smoke last night. Land off a road which is 32 minutes walk away according to Google, as I had to look the road up, where there had been the fire, off there.
From reading about it, six appliances were there early hours of this morning. 200,000 sq meters of grassland, trees and undergrowth alight. So with the strong breeze we had yesterday, that is still here today, would have been enough to bring that smoke over. It now explains why the smoke was so bad.

Later in the afternoon, I took my chance to go to supermarket for a few things, hoping they be no queue. A couple of things I wanted for what I had plans for later today. There was a queue. But I was soon in and out.

Once back and put things away, wiping down and then washing my hands, it was time for baking. I wanted to make Tinned Pear Cake (vegan) that I found off Jack Monroe’s website. Unfortunately, there were no tinned  pears and I wasn’t going to go back and look at fresh fruit area.
There was still no self-raising flour, but luckily on a past shop, I was able to get a bag of plain flour, as that had been hard to get hold of too. So before I can do anything, its make my own self-raising flour, thanks to a blogger who gave me ratio of baking powder to plain flour.

At the time of me getting this recipe off her website and making it myself, the plant base milk you choose to use that she suggests, she forgot to mention in her instructions where to add this. So I added the milk when it came to the part where she tells you to measure the flour, bicarb, ginger or cinnamon and cocoa. It still gave the glossy cake batter that she mentions.
The mixture smelt good, even before it went in the oven. It was making me hungry.

I put a little less sugar in too, with me not being a sweet tooth to an extent as I once was. Just in case it would have been a bit sweet for me.

I found it was ready a bit before time. So keep an eye, in case your oven varies and it needs to come out a bit before.

I have to say, after trying some, I was very happy with my cake. Even if my version had to be peaches, instead of pears. But maybe when I get my hand on pears I will certainly bake this again. 😊

When it came to tasting my cake, it was already dinner time. Time has gone quick this afternoon.

For dinner, I had an egg sandwich and a second helping of cake.

I put another dvd on, this time Bon Jovi – The Crush Tour. I needed to party away.

And if you have read every Staycation post, I hope you enjoyed reading as I enjoyed sharing with you my week.

Thank you for following.


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Staycation – Day 5 of 6

Day 5 of 6 Staycation is for 22nd May.

Just a simple day and a slight change of plan. But I did not mind, as it was a good enjoyable day anyway.

Woke up at 7am, so got up, got washed and dressed. Had breakfast, which I decided I am in the mood of a double breakfast of cereals. So it was a bowl of rice crispies, followed by weetabix. But this came in handy, as you will see.

I checked in at work to let them know all is well, then responded to another email that I have been waiting a reply from. I wonder how long now they will keep me waiting again.

I then checked my blog and read others. By the time I done all this and washed my pots, my neighbour came as planned. We chatted from then at 10am, right into the early afternoon. So gone past my lunch. But I wasn’t hungry. A couple of teas served during that time. Now you see why my breakfast came handy in the end? But we had a good time chatting and I think the time went quick. I’m a little tired for it. But I feel good all the same.

After my neighbour went, I checked on my blog and read a few others, then I decided for dinner, I’d have an omelette, after I was fancying this, or scrambled egg from our discussion on food.
Now I have had omelettes before, but it is first time doing my own. Here it is. I put some of dairy-free cheese on top, grated, after taking photo. I enjoyed with two slices of bread.

My omelette on plate

I then watched my dvd I have watched before, ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.’
During watching my film, I started to smell strong smoke. My eyes were stinging a little too. Looking outside, while closing my window I had open, I could see a lot of smoke. I thought it was coming from opposite side of the road, but with the thickness of the smoke and trees in front of my property that made viewing to across the street difficult, so it was hard to tell. Not long after I closed my window, I could see my neighbour had warned me about smoke too and to close my window, in a text. Then I seen a fire engine go by. Whether it was for this fire, wherever the smoke was coming from, or going elsewhere, I don’t know. But in the end, like my neighbour who is also asthmatic and said he had to use his inhaler, I ended up having to use my inhaler as well.
I think it was about an hour this smoke went on for, before it stopped and when I thought it had finished, another thick smoke appeared during that time.
Although a hot day today, there was a breeze that picked up earlier and that breeze still there, probably brought the smoke this way, bringing it from a different direction to where I thought it originally was. But it was hard to tell.

After I watched my film, I put a tai chi dvd on again and did a bit of that, followed by some gentle stretches, before I went to bed.


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Staycation – Day 4 of 6

Day 4 of 6 is for 21st May.

Again, another day where originally I had nothing planned, so same theme as yesterday, chill out day.

I woke up 15 minutes before my alarm and I was aware I am feeling sluggish, so it took some motivation to get up. While sat on bed after stretching, I went straight on my phone and read a few blogs. Not the order I usually do things. I thought while on phone, I may as well check in at work and let them know I am fine, before getting washed and dressed.

Breakfast was a fried egg sandwich, so as I don’t have my egg fried often, I really enjoy. Plenty of mugs of tea and I had a couple of my shortbread biscuits.

Plenty of tea through the morning, as well as water.

I then continued reading my book I started on Tuesday. So see that post for that day if you are interested in title of book. I read for about half an hour before reading more blogs on WordPress, then creating an additional post myself, after discovering how WordPress are changing the editor. 😔 So I wasn’t a happy bunny, as you can imagine in my post: Did you know WordPress is going to change their WordPress editor on 1st June?

Lunch was same as yesterday; cous cous, Mediterranean Sundried Tomato Nut Roast, carrots and beetroot. A glass of water at the side.

I then went back to reading my book for half an hour, before visiting WordPress again, to read other blogs, commenting whether at their blog, or mine, before I left to do some Tai Chi, so out came my dvd’s to follow that. I used two out of my three dvd’s today. Having a short break, where needed. I did better than I thought I would, to say I not done any at all, last year.

I mentioned some years ago on my blog about buying two of these tai chi dvd’s. Since then and not after, when I first mentiond them, I bought the third one, Tai Chi Fit – To Go.

3 dvd's of Tai chi I have

Plenty of water this afternoon. More than normal, because its hot.

Dinner, was originally going to be a cheese toastie, with tomatoes on the side. But I forgot to defrost the bread, so had Weetabix instead.

I continued drinking water until bed. But also, I made sure I had a mug of camomile tea, an hour before going to bed.


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Staycation – Day 3 of 6

So for this Staycation – Day 3 of 6, is for 20th May.

Originally, I had no plans for today. So I would have just stayed at home. So today’s theme is chill out day and do what I fancy, or nothing much at all.

For breakfast I had overnight oats, with tea. (Plenty of tea through the day, as I do.)

I then checked into work, to let them know I was fine, then I decided to do some baking this morning. I made two batches of shortbread biscuits. One batch had cinnamon.

Shortbread biscuits
Shortbread biscuits. The tin on the left, is the ones with cinnamon.

Today I was expecting a delivery, so being aware of my flashing doorbell while doing the above, with not knowing at the time when it was due for coming. The delivery was my hamster food and another particular chew toy, as he is really going at his other one. So bought ready to replace. I wasn’t going to go in the store for it. I was very impressed with the quickness for this order.

I carried on reading my book I started yesterday. (See yesterday’s post, for mention of book.) I read until lunchtime, enjoying the quietness, in between texting with a work colleague.

Opened my windows wider at this point, as it was getting hotter. A lovely sunny day. ☀️

A neighbour called, to check he did not have a parcel of mine. (The neighbour that I will chat with outside our flats. But who I don’t plan to go beyond that with and have coffee with in either of our flats, or out, since that day he became pissed.)
It was addressed to his address, with a woman’s name on it. He knows my name. It wasn’t even my name. He doesn’t know the person supposedly and no one I knew. So I said to him, keep it and give it as a gift to someone at Christmas if not claimed, as they should not have used your address. I knew what was inside from looking at the details on the packaging and told him it wasn’t cheap. I also said the person’s contact details (phone number) are on the packaging, looking at it.
We then chatted a bit at my door and when he got to the crunch about when things alter with the Coronavirus, maybe one day catch up with a cuppa, I decided to make it very clear, (as I have had plenty of time to think about this, even before this dam virus came in,) that I am happy to chat on passing, or outside our flats. But I am not doing cuppas.

Lunchtime was cous cous, carrots, beetroot and Mediterranean Sundried Tomato Nut Roast.

Cous cous, carrots, beetroot and nut roast on a white dinner plate

In the afternoon, I had my remainder of Ben and Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie dairy-free ice-cream. 😋

I started playing some cd’s as well. Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams, to name a couple of that I played.

Dinnertime, I had an egg sandwich, followed by an orange.

I lit my lavender candle in the evening, while continuing with my book.

A mug of tea and a biscuit before bed.

And that was my day, for today.


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