Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks this is a porn post, it's not, lol
All the hand sanitizing that's going on now is coming in for some criticism it seems as is appears that too much disinfecting surfaces etc can actually be a bad thing.
I'm not talking about generally wiping surfaces but I know with the recent events many people have become a bit paranoid over wiping almost everything down, even shopping in some cases.
We need a certain amount of germs to keep us immune from bugs and we don't get them if we keep wiping them out.
I watch mothers continually wiping kids faces and hands and not wanting them to get dirty and have to shake my head.
Tom and myself have made it to an old age and we have never been worried about germs with ourselves or with our kids.
When I was a youngster I played out in the street all of the time, couldn't wait to get out there with my friends.
We sat in the gutter playing marbles, we made tar lollies when the roads were re surfaced and poked around in the garden dirt.
We were almost never sick.
How come? we were rotten dirty at the end of the day.
A little bit of dirt does you good.
Monday, 12 April 2021
As I sat sewing and finishing the last three pages of my Fabric Journal this morning I was accompanied by the sound of a tree being chopped down. Over in the next street another of our precious Elm trees had been infected by the disease 'Dutch Elm' and had to be taken down.
Where I live in the South East of uk it is the last strong hold of these beautiful trees and this year I have witnessed so many being cut down.
We've managed to somehow keep them going for the last years but it would seem that the disease is winning.
I'll be glad when they've finished as it's making me sad to hear that noise knowing that that tree has been here for so many years, possible over 100 years.
If you'd like to know more there's a good video here.
Thursday, 8 April 2021
Well here we are again and another Easter over.
Ours was fraught with internet problems and we were without access all over the Easter.
I wrote in my last post about the wheel going around on the internet and I ended up ringing Virgin.
A new hub was ordered and it arrived on Easter Saturday. Tom removed the old one and connected the new. Ever have this feeling that things just aren't going to go smoothly?
I just knew we would have problems.
It wouldn't connect and so another phone call had a man on the line connecting it for us, told us to leave it for half hour and wait for lights to steady. Well they didn't. Another phone call informed us that an engineer would call on Sunday morning, they didn't, another phone call said 'sorry' they will call this afternoon, they didn't, another phone call informed us that they didn't work on Sunday's and so we had spent the entire day inside for nothing.
On Monday they said that an Engineer would have to make a house call but not until Wednesday.
He duly came yesterday and we are now up and running again.
Boy, did I miss that internet.
It's not until you haven't got it that you realise how important it is in life.
Anyway, I'm happy now to be able to shop, download books, play scrabble and do all the other things that I naively thought I could do without. lol
Friday, 2 April 2021
A few years a go my eldest son gave me an iPad for my Birthday, maybe 3-4 years ago.
Recently I've tried to download some apps and been told that my iPad is not compatible with these apps.
I've done all the updating etc that can be done but have had to accept that this 'good as new, not a scratch on it' iPad is now pretty much obsolete and only good for reading books an playing cards as I can't download new apps.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Latest pictures of the 'tiny lambs' now growing into large sheep.
Friday, 26 March 2021
I really don't worry too much about things in general, I have the attitude that what will be will be and if you can't do anything about it then don't worry about it.
But there it one thing that does play on my mind all of the time.
Mummy Polly is now approx 14 years old (not sure of her age as she was a stray, but only young when we found her). The other four are 13 years old in May.
At the moment they are all seemingly in good health, in fact Mummy Polly seems to be like a 2 year old.
Sunday, 21 March 2021
This morning I bleached the front section of my hair. I've been wanting to do it for a long time but just didn't have the get up and go to do it.
I've always had my hair blonde and thought that grey would look just as good, but no, it doesn't, so I got out the stuff and did it.
Wednesday, 17 March 2021