What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.Immie in her Frou Frou days

Okay let’s skip the morning if anything is going to drive me mad it will be the mornings so monotonous. We took Ruby out for her walk.

Home I prepared some veg for the evening meal, then checked on my sisters and the lads. Chatted to friends via social media then took Ruby out again. A quiet day. I hope to sleep well tonight.

Happy Music Time.

Ruby and me.
Be safe out there

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

What Day is it Anyway…. A Day late. 31st March.

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Yesterday started as every day, except hubby was very tired and slept in. I got the house cleaned, let Ruby out to do her business then fed and medicated her. Hubby got up and had his breakfast. He took Ruby for her walk on his own on his own because I had a Zoom meeting. The Pilates group I belong to got together and we have started having virtual lessons. Six to nine students to a lesson and our instructress. It was our first meeting and worked really well.


The rest of the day became rather stressful, phone calls calming friends who were feeling the stress of working from home, family being bored or worried. Oh! remember hubby drove a 25mile round trip to take his mother and brother a mask each ( she had to go and have her INR tested. Hubby had impressed on her and his brother that she had to wear the mask. She did not, no she said I did have it on my lap she told him. …Did his brother not even think to remind her…No, did they care that hubby drove all that way to deliver the masks (we could of used) his time, his health, his diesel and my nerves…. obviously not. I am saying no more we are both upset that she was put in danger.


Then I decided to organise my medication, which though not due yet is important. That took longer than usual.

Anyway it was not a relaxing afternoon or evening but we survived!

Be safe out thete.

Part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

What Day is it Anyway? Monday, March 30th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Well what day is it anyway…its Monday. Up later, hubby did the Ruby duties. I had coffee while hubby had breakfast, I felt rough! It passed! We took Ruby for her walk.

Note my own self cut hair 😜

Hi, fed Ruby, cleaned up then had a video call with my friend who lives just up the road, it was such fun as there was her, her grown up daughter and son and her mum..other people we all had a virtual party 😜

We had lunch , then we had to organise an one hundreth birthday greeting from the Queen for hubby’s Mum. She will be one hundred on May the first. We did have a afternoon tea organised for her but we have had to cancel that.

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Then I rang my sister in law while hubby drove a twenty four mile round trip to take his mum a face mask. He found out while on the phone to her that she has to have her RNI blood test tomorrow. Hubby’s brother is staying with her and will take her to have the test. So he has driven over to leave them a mask each , hopefully to protect her. It’s silly but I am worrying about him.

This evening I am cooking fish and chips. Time for a happy and inspiring song.

Me and the birds
Be safe out there

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

What Day is it Anyway? Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

How did your day start! Mine started the same as every day since lock down! I stripped the bed and changed it, put the washing on, we then walked Ruby.

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When I got home the washing was done so I hung it out, it was incredibly windy and the duvet cover flew off the washing line, unfortunately the washing line is on the part of the garden that Ruby uses as a toilet… Hence I needed to wash the duvet again! Long story short I got two lines of washing out !

It was a wrap up warm day.

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Later in the day I discovered that the washing line had broke and the duvet cover a pair of pyjamas, a tea shirt …all will have to be washed again.

We had dinner then basically that’s my day

I have been intouch with friends and family. I am so tired so night night all.

But only allowed virtual ones.
Be safe out there.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

What day is it anyway. #WDIIA 28th March.

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

So today started as all days start, feeling sick, let Ruby out, yada yada yada Ground Hog Day.

I was determined to keep it quiet and relax today. No shops, no help runs , no stress.

We walked Ruby and that was good, no stress in the wood. Home and spent an hour chatting to be neighbours through the window, they stood on the middle of our lawn! I WhatsApped family and friends making sure everyone is fine. Then I had a lovely surprise when a blogger friend facetimed me.

Then I prepared a stew, finally I prepared dinner . So I did have a quiet day but I am still exhausted!

Here is a message from our esteemed leader!

Time for a happy song!

Be safe out there.

What day is it anyway. At LindaGHill’s Place

What Day is it Anyway? Friday, March 27th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Last night we went out and joined with our neighbours to clap for our NHS and all Keyworkers. It was so moving that I could not video my street as I was so emotional so here is the news footage.

Thank You NHS

Today is another sunny day, the last for a while we are informed. The day started as ever, so we could skip that now except to say I couldn’t sleep so abandoned bed before six A.M. Leaving Hubby to sleep. Ruby was pleased to see me and we braved the early frost and wind.

The older lads got intouch early and they are okay, though we do have drive around to our middle sons place to leave some medicine on his door step. He is in the at risk catagory, having, stomach lung problems. At least we can wave to him from a distance.

I am feeling a little depressed and stressed I am feeling scared. But I must not dwell on this.

Keep calm.

Well it’s been another busy day a friend got in touch and asked if we were going shopping. We said no because we found it too stressful, she said she needed milk and bread, it was easier to take her some of our milk and bread, than think of her without. We have done this twice this week, she needs to bite the bullet and go and stock up! We have to!

Our middle lad is still unwell, he lives about seven miles from us. So we took him round some paracetamol, throat Lozenges and cough medicine. We left it on his doorstep and he waved to us from his window.

We also had to stop off on the way back because the blind couple wanted some rail tickets sorted for a refund. We did suggest that they wait until after this crisis is all over, but no they wanted the process started. I did point out that this was not urgent business…… We are in the throws of sorting it, or trying to now. It looks like our printer has run out of ink!

Stay calm. Notice my Bitmoji has had a hair cut like me.

Looks hubby has sorted the printer, refund request in the post!!!! We are hunkering down now. So far we are managing to keep away from everyone but the strain of running around after everyone is tiring us out.

I am off to cook dinner now and have a large glass of wine😜. I did not mean this to be a moaning post really I shall buck up by tomorrow.

Sadly we are on the upward curve 181 died today, we all need to stay in as the infections and deaths are doubling every three days at the moment.

Okay happy song time.

Be safe out there.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

What Day is it Anyway? Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

As ever the day started the same, early, cramp, sickness…let Ruby out, feed her! Feed hubby, we took our walk with Ruby. Yes if I am going to lose track of the days it will be the mornings.

Today I took some photos of the old tree trunks that the gardener’s at the wood have carved! A butterfly, a squirrel and a very aggrieved looking rabbit.

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See what I mean about the rabbit ?W we got home I cleaned the downstairs toilet and the bathroom. Then I did the the rest of the house. I rang two friends who are on their own. They are both fine and sound cheerful so that’s good. Rang one sister spoke to other via wordpress so they are both good.

By eleven o’clock the sickness had passed so I had some breakfast. I did the washing and hung it out. Hubby decided to brave the shops, got most of my list but no flour which is a shame as I wanted to bake but hay ho small worries in this situation. Fed Hubby ,we had quiet afternoon but busy . I am going to cook a feta cheese and spinach cannelloni which was lurking in the depths of the freezer, which is good as it made room for the shepherds pies we cooked Tuesday. We are doing well with cooking because we like to cook from fresh. I have put up a photo of the cannelloni defrosted before cooking. We spoke to all the boys again this afternoon and our youngest and his two boys videoed us again it was lovely to see them all.

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and here it is cooked and the salad.

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It was tasty, anyway all eaten and cleared away now. Just having a glass of wine before it’s time to go to the door and clap for the NHS.

Be safe all of you

Be very safe.

Part of LindaGHill’s What Day is it Anyway.

What Day is it Anyway? Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Okay I am a day behind but, yesterday was a really busy one..mm so what day is it anyway?

Woke up between 5am and 6am with cramp, tried to get back to sleep then the sickness started, I was up by seven fifteen no point in trying to sleep. The sickness in the morning usually passes after I get up and move around. I have had it now since I broke my back the second time, ten years ago. Let Ruby out to do her business, she is always delighted to see me. It a beautiful day again, sun in the blue sky.

Hubby got up and when checked his phone he found two worrying emails, about Ruby’s food. Our firm of choice is in Germany. They said that they had our order but could not say when it could be dealt with. The other was our fall back choice and their email said that they were closing their site for four days as they could not cope with orders. Action was needed Ruby needs food!

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So we rang the local pet food retailers and luckily for us we found our nearest outlet had two bags of not quite Ruby’s food, she has a delicate stomach and has Royal Canin light. They only had the Royal Canin joint care but that will do, we can’t be picky, so hubby dashed off only stopping to dress and clean his teeth! Luckily he got two bags for Ruby fingers crossed we have nearly two months of food for her. Hopefully her order will arrive by then .

Food for Ruby secured we took her for walk, to our quite place. It’s so erie walking around an empty woodland .

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We got back and I did my usual checks on family and friends. Hubby did a morning’s gardening and I hoovered and washed all my floors and did some cooking.

Then a lady who lives near who is blind as is her partner rang. She wanted some shopping and her gas topped up. As it was important we sorted that out for her. I have to say it was rather stressful as not all people are not keep the proper social distancing. So we got them sorted out, though they also did not seem to grasp the idea, that we were going to leave the food on the door step and post the gas card and key back through their door.

They have a list of phone numbers of young healthy people who are ready and waiting to help. I know this might sound mean but hubby is in the wrong age group to be out in shops and I am not far off it either. We must look after ourselves as well. I don’t want either of us to get the virus, I don’t want anyone to get the virus. We will help anyone if we can but we are not going to put ourselves at unnecessary risk again. We will shop once a week and exercise Ruby, apart from that we will do as asked and stay in. When we shop we can pick up for others if needed. But no more risk taking when people have help on hand but are too proud to ask for it.

Early evening we cooked some meals for the freezer, we make a good team when we try. Then we had steak and salad for dinner. We were exhausted mentally and physically. Middle son, rang a few times, and eldest son rang a couple of times he is still shopping in small shops. I am afraid I lost it with him, and told him he is at risk! To get out and stock up at a big store then I can relax…..a few rude words! He rang later and said it was all done, sorry and I can stop worrying. ….okay I went over the top but he’s one of my boys!

Our middle lad who has been sent home from work for 12 weeks because he is at risk, found out today his and his colleagues have to take a drop in pay and shift allowance that is happening to a lot of people.

The youngest lad who has two children and has been working from home for a while, told me he had printed leaflets offering help and giving his phone number. He said he goes out each morning to see if anyone has put a leaflet out, signalling a request for hope. He has already had some phone calls.

After dinner I whatapped a friend who is on her own, we had a video call and it cheered us both up. It’s the little things that help a lot. So reach out and talk to friends and family.

Be safe out there.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA

What Day is it Anyway? Monday, March 23rd, 2020 #WDIIA.

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

It is 17.08 and it been a beautiful day weather wise, the sun is shining. So we were up at the usual and had breakfast, and let Ruby out. My sister in law rang and we had a chat, then we took Ruby for her walk at our deserted place, we only saw one person but I am getting nervous and eventhough we took her twice today, I am thinking we may have to stop walking her out side and just use the garden .. we shall see.

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So we got home and Hubby was on the phone to the lads helping them make decisions, about, work, health issues and life in general. I went upstairs and cleaned the bathroom and bedrooms within an inch of their lives.! Then I washed my hair, the hair I cut the other day!

hair washed. © willowdot21.

Hubby then went out to the garden and pruned and tidied up, I have to say it does look lovely.

We had a delivery from Amazon, new scales. They are so nice, very chic.

Day three of the stew we had dumplings too.
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Above tonights dinner, day three of the beef stew and dumplings and it was yummy.

This video brought me to tears, it has a strong message so whichever country you are in it is relevant to us all.

So it’s been a really good day. Time for some happy music . Now we cannot hold hands but we will be able to again …I hope and pray. Not today but one day.

Be safe out there.

What Day is it Anyway? Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 #WDIIA

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day Seven since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

So today is Mother’s Day here in the UK . So I wish anyone celebrating Mother’s Day today a lovely day. If you are not celebrating Mother’s Day I wish you a happy Mother’s Day too.

I received a beautiful bouquet that arrived almost asleep yesterday. Today it’s looks so amazing.

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Yes I do have three sons but number one son apologized profusely for not sending a card and anyway he rings or whatapps daily.

We were up early as usual, breakfast and then we took Ruby for a lovely walk. We went back to where we went yesterday and it was deserted again.

Home from the walk and time to check up on everyone, our younger nextdoor neighbours, two of my sisters, two or three friends on line. Then the boys all got intouch to wish me a happy day. Our youngest sent us a photo of the eldest grandson preparing the soil for growing potatoes.

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Our other grandson was inside, playing paw patrol.

We had some lunch and then Hubby had to fix our satalite dish . That took about an hour, all good fresh air out in the garden. Then I took Ruby for a walk. I was amazed to find there were so many people out, old, young, middle aged, children, babies! Our prime minister had asked us all to stay in and keep a 2metre distance between us and anyone else? Well I had a real job keeping my distance , infact at one point there were groups of people from four directions. Ruby and I danced around avoiding them all. I have to admit though I was very concerned and I felt very unsafe. It is really getting to me, I was actually frightened, why were they all out when we have been asked to stay home.

Then our middle son popped round with a card for me, which caused consternation, hubby was not please and our lad did not come in, it’s awful when you are made nervous by your own son standing in your garden.

I know I promised I would not go on about it but it does worry me.

I feel so sorry for the homeless,they have nothing, no protection, no where to go they need help too. There is talk of some hotels opening up to the homeless I hope it is true.

The video below is a week old and not from my area, it’s from the north of England.

Another quiet evening, the evenings are longer than the days. Right let’s have a happy and positive song💜

Be safe out there.
We can beat this.

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