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 24th – Solitude or loneliness?

Today’s picture is from the archives, but I thought of this image after doing a tough shift for SHOUT. Some people may look at the picture and see a lonely dog, down on it’s luck in the middle of nowhere. Other’s may see a dog enjoying the peace and quiet, looking enviously at this sereneContinue reading “July 24th – Solitude or loneliness?”

July 16th – Neighbours

Today’s picture is of our friendly neighbour, ‘Power-tool Phil’. We were talking about old children’s TV programs whilst having our socially distanced coffee, and it would appear he is putting on his own version of sooty and sweep, either that or he hasn’t read the instructions on his new fishing rod ….. Joking aside, PhilContinue reading “July 16th – Neighbours”

July 14th – workshop cupboard

Today’s picture/post is a bit different, and is connected to mental health. As you’ll see, there are numbers on each drawer in my workshop, and I have a white board detailing what they contain, for example, 4 contains plumbing stuff, 10 contains electrical stuff. When it comes to mental health, we sometimes need different toolsContinue reading “July 14th – workshop cupboard”

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?”