Thursday, 30 July 2020

Zooming out of Isolation

This afternoon I attended my first virtual U3A meeting, by courtesy of Zoom. Eight of us were present. It was more than five months since I'd seen any of the others , so it was a happy occasion for me.

Friday, 24 July 2020

The Ponderous Activity of an Ancient Brain.

I have rewritten the books page of my website. For the benefit of anyone wondering what I'm doing in these strange times, here's a link

Thursday, 23 July 2020

A Joyful Day

I had my hair cut today !! It was only my second haircut of the year. I think the last time was either in January or very early February. I'm enjoying feeling light headed!

Monday, 20 July 2020

A Dubious Achievement

I seem to have killed my mint plant. Mint tends to expand into any part of the garden in which one plants it, so cautious gardeners confine their mint to a container.

My mint, so contained,  has died. Should I be proud ?

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Wearing My Mask

Yesterday I wore a face mask while shopping. I decided that if it's necessary to wear masks at the end of next week, it must be necessary to wear them now.

I was surprised that very few shop assistants were masked, though around a fifth of my fellow shoppers were. I also discovered a snag. When masked I couldn't use my spectacles because the lenses were fogged by breath directed upwards by the mask.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

The Congested Middle Ground

Food packaged for oven cooking almost always bears an instruction to cook it in the middle of the oven.

What do these people expect one to cook in the top, or the bottom, of the oven ?

Saturday, 4 July 2020

A Sad Day

Our cat died today. We used to have two, a mother and her daughter. The mother died in 2017, and her daughter died today.  She was twenty years old, which I understand to be very old for a cat, and she'd been in poor health for a while. Today the vet said she would not live for long whatever we did, and she was in pain, so we chose a merciful injection. We miss her very much.