October 18th – Symbolic

Today’s picture, taken whilst on the morning dog walk, made me think of where we are on the Covid-19 journey. Whilst today’s skies were pretty dark and cloudy, much like the mood of the UK as we experience wave 2 of this horrible virus, but there is a glimmer of light in the distance. WeContinue reading “October 18th – Symbolic”

October 14th – productivity….

As I walked the dogs this morning, I came across a tractor ploughing a large plot in the early morning, autumn sunshine. The sight and the efficiency of this single tractor which now ploughs a field in a fraction of the time, which not so long ago, farmers would use a horse or oxen toContinue reading “October 14th – productivity….”

September 26th – Walking

We went for a lovely walk in the New Forest today. It is great to get out in the fresh air and take in our beautiful countryside. We were scheduled to visit the Brecon Beacons this weekend, but alas, Covid-19 put an end to that, so we took a little drive to Hampshire. It isContinue reading “September 26th – Walking”

July 25th – First post-lockdown dinner

My fab step-son Andy and his lovely partner Stella took us out for a meal last night in Bristol. Prior to the evening, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it, as we had been isolating due to Denise’s asthma, but it was great to eat out again. The staff at the restaurant wereContinue reading “July 25th – First post-lockdown dinner”

July 21st – First spin in 6 months

Before our European trip I took 4/5 spin classes a week, but obviously that stopped whilst traveling and then we got home all gyms were closed As mentioned in previous posts, gyms have been hit hard financial, and so it’s great to see them being able to reopen and rebuild their businesses. It did comeContinue reading “July 21st – First spin in 6 months”

July 15th – Workshop progress

Today’s picture is of the new workshop under construction. Half of the roof is on, but I need to wait for some poly carbonate sheets for the other side. As I was building it, I couldn’t help thinking about all of the poor souls that don’t have one of the basic needs for any creatureContinue reading “July 15th – Workshop progress”

July 7th – Au Revoir

Today’s picture, is of our dear friends Clive and Sarah, who have been our drive guests for a few weeks due to their year long trip, being put on hold due to the Corona Virus out-break, and having rented out their house. Thanks to travel restrictions being lifted, they are on their way again. WeContinue reading “July 7th – Au Revoir”

June 30th – look back or forward?

Well, I like to do both. The picture today is of our calendar. Each year I create a calendar which has photos of a year ago in that month. As we hit 100 days in lockdown (in the UK), and say goodbye to June, I reflect on last year’s trip to Scotland from the calendarContinue reading “June 30th – look back or forward?”