Lockdown 2:14

Overslept somewhat, if you can call 07.20 oversleeping. Woke to a dig in the ribs and a reminder that it was my turn to make the tea! Now cooking sausages on the George Foreman. Another busy day ahead.

It looks …

Lockdown 2:13

Calling the doctors surgery to temporarily get dad on their books. In 27 mins of holding I’ve gone from caller number 4 to number 2 in queue. These probably are exceptional times. Just have the monotonous music on hold in …

Lockdown 2:12

V busy day workwise and homewise. Niece Lils has been tested covid +ve and is at home along with the rest of her year group. This gives us a problem as dad, who is currently in hospital was going to …

Lockdown 2:11

The Sabbath!! In Abrahamic religions, the Sabbath (/ˈsæbəθ/; Hebrew: שַׁבָּת‎) is a day set aside for rest and worship. According to the Book of Exodus, the Sabbath is a day of rest on the seventh day, commanded by God to …

Lockdown 2:10

Saturday. Typically miserable British November which I quite like. Slow start actually apart from the fact that I had booked a slot at the tip for 08.15 which meant that I had to get up and showered earlier than would …

Lockdown 2:9

Day nine in the locked down Davies house. Tref and Anne are having breakfast. One of us has opted for bran flakes with granola and the other a bacon sandwich. I’ll leave you to decide who had what 🙂

The …

Lockdown 2:8

Eight days in, twenty or so to go. A lot of lockdown left. Wales have already come out of theirs having gone in earlier and for a shorter period. I dunno.

Was awake at 05.15 this morning and eventually got …

Lockdown 2:7

Gentle start to the day. Cooked a sausage and some bacon for breakfast that needed using up. Now sat in the orangery (no orange tree anymore but the name endures for now) with a cup of tea and communications with …

Lockdown 2:6

I’m on a conference call but I don’t have much to say so have the mic on mute and am doing stuff. Watching the great reindeer migration on the telly. It too is on mute although I doubt there is …

Lockdown 2:5

Sat in the front room and note that the birds in the back garden are tweeting very loudly this morning. It was the same last night. Do they know something? The hedge is looking as autumnal as it can. Must …

Lockdown 2:4

Day 4 in the locked down Davies household. All is quiet. We have breakfasted and are sat quietly in the kitchen with a coffee, doing our own thing. There is gentle rain outside. The general mood is relaxed.

Today we …

Lockdown 2:3

Good start to the day with full English including Joe’s homemade hash browns and my homemade sourdough bread. Won’t need lunch.  Might pop down to Fosters for some more gammon as we used the last of the previous joint yesterday. …

Lockdown 2:2

Sat in the library waiting for the oven timer to beep. I have a loaf in there and am optimistic of the result. Breadmaking is a three day process. Day 1 is starter feeding, day 2 dough making and folding …

Lockdown 2 day 1

Lockdown 2 day 1

Feels very different to the first time around. The kids aren’t with us. Joe went back to London this afternoon leaving just the two of us. I’m a pretty upbeat individual but it must be said …

Sad Day

The rain has moved on and the sky is blue. I can hear the cathedral bell tolling eleven. The wind must be coming from the West. Today all the kids will be home. We are all thinking of the Ward …