Monday, 6 April 2020

Fun and games

My daughter sent me some lovely yellow roses today, they are now sitting next to her Mother's Day gift to me. It's hurting so much that I can't see her and give her the biggest hug in the world. I'm also really longing to see her two dogs and give them a big hug too.

If it's not bad enough having just lost our beloved Annie, waiting for a date for that all-important, potentially lifesaving surgery, we now have something else to worry about.

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful, warm and sunny. I was relaxing in the conservatory enjoying reading my new novel when a football hit the window with a loud thud, it frightened the life out of me and it's a wonder the glass didn't smash. The neighbours have been kicking their footballs into our garden on a daily basis recently and I return them back over the fence. Hubby had a word and they did apologise but they carried on playing football regardless. I began to worry that if the glass did get broken would there be any emergency glaziers still at work to call on. I've written a note and posted it through their letterbox this morning, it's polite but I have said I won't be returning any more footballs to them. They'll have to come to my door and ask for them and I actually think it's the father who kicks the balls over and not the young son. Too harsh do you think and maybe risking arrest by keeping their balls? I really don't want to be handling their balls anyway :) I think the police may have better things to do than arrest an elderly couple in poor health, we're not worried about that at all.

I took the short walk to see the horse yesterday. Someone had thrown slices of bread over the fence and the horse was enjoying eating them although I'm not sure bread is the right diet for him. Still, it meant I was able to stroke his face and he didn't move away so he liked it. He wasn't in his field today, gone to his holiday home maybe :)

I passed a house with a dragon lazing in the sun and also a message to stay safe, keep your distance and keep smiling.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Angel Annie

 High up in the courts of Heaven a little dog angel waits

Annie 2006 - 2020

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our darling Annie died peacefully on Wednesday, 1st April, 2020
She was a wonderful character and so beautiful, a very special friend to us.
We miss her so much.

Sleep tight Annie xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Keep calm

I've added the full photo of the seashells against the groyne on the beach, I couldn't think what it was called yesterday, as I was asked on my previous blog post what was in my header photo. I was hopeless at trying to shrink the photo to fit so cropped most of it out.

It's April Fools Day today but I don't know how many pranks will be played in this current crisis. it seems inappropriate.

On my short walk with Annie yesterday I was surprised to see the Union Jack flag has been replaced with

Keep calm and carry on

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Keeping occupied

Hubby has just completed his latest Wasgij. I am not allowed to help him place a single piece. A friend suggested I need to remove one of those wasgij pieces and see if he notices :) Naughty Ann, I couldn't be so cruel :-)

You can just about see my Mother's Day gift bursting into flower in the background, it's a lovely gift. The book, I have only read one chapter  but I couldn't help myself, I ordered a novel yesterday, I'm supposed to be clearing my book stash not adding to it. Underneath the book is a dot to dot book for kids but I am unable to see the numbers clearly and the finished pictures are not quite as intended :)

I have a jigsaw puzzle of lots of of puppies to start on next, we are going to make it together. What are you doing to keep yourselves occupied now we are safe at home?

Remember, we are not stuck at home, we are safe at home.

Sunday, 29 March 2020


When I walked Annie today I called on a friend who lives nearby. I needed to know that she was alright as she lives at home by herself. I stood half way down her garden path and asked if she needed anything or any groceries. I told her I'd managed to place an online grocery order to be delivered tomorrow and I could add to it if there was anything she needed. She said she didn't need anything as another friend worked in a supermarket and had brought her some provisions. I'm so pleased she has good friends to look out for her.

I felt I had to tell her my news and she was so upset for me, I felt cruel inflicting it on her. She's the sort of lady who always, always gives both my husband and I a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. It hurt her greatly that she was unable to do so today. She told me she loved me and blew me a kiss. About an hour later she came to my home with a card containing a a very personal message, she stretched out as she handed it to me. That had me in tears again.

I'm finding it so hard breaking my bad news as it is upsetting for the people on the receiving end. Any other time we could have sat together, had a cup of coffee, held hands but hell, doing this half way down a garden path is so awful.

Walk with me

So yesterday I took my short, daily walk hoping to see my horse. Not my horse of course but I'm hoping he'll become my new friend :)

He came to the fence but only because the grass is greener on the other side

 I saw some other heartwarming sights on my journey

Flying the Union Jack 

A picture of support for our wonderful NHS workers

Bears in windows for children to spot on their walks

 Cherry blossom on trees

A discarded bottle in a planter

What? Beer bottles on our tidy estate.  Look again, someone getting rid of corona...Clever!

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Come to me

My daily exercise yesterday was to walk just the few streets away to see if the horse was in his field and he was :) He totally ignored me but that's fine. Perhaps one day he'll look up and come over and say hello.

I used to love going to see the horses in the field next to the park but since the land was sold it has remained empty, no horses, no sheep, no nothing. I used to take the horses some celery or apples and they'd come over to the fence looking for treats.

Sadly I have nothing to take to lonesome horse at the moment but I have managed to secure a supermarket home delivery slot for Monday so I'll order a small bag of carrots and hope he's there when the weather if fine like it is at the moment. The sun is shining and I can hear the birds singing.

Fun and games

My daughter sent me some lovely yellow roses today, they are now sitting next to her Mother's Day gift to me. It's hurting so muc...