Monthly Archives: July 2020

Gardening πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ


Saturday 18th to Wednesday 22nd July

I had a little trip out at the weekend, to the park that I sometimes visit after my volunteering duties in Oxford. I have missed both during this silly old time πŸ˜’

This little squirrel was a bit too friendly for my liking! He kept coming right up to my feet while I was trying to take his photo.

After colouring Robyn’s hair last month, apparently it was now time for me to give her a little trim. Maybe I could get into hairdressing as a new job πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈ

As always, thinking of my mum on her birthday πŸŽ‚ She would have been 90 this year 😱

Here she is on the right with her brother and sister 😍

Some of my time of course was spent in the garden, one of my favourite things to do at the moment, it’s good for the head 🀯

But I don’t like this little thing which seems to be eating my peas, a pea weevil.

I’m being told to pick them off by hand but whenever I look I can’t find any others. So this one must have a very big appetite!

In some better news, I made this little tomato and red onion salad using the basil from my garden. 🀞as this is growing well at the moment.

And I made this from taking different bits from all of the succulents I have around my garden.

Isn’t this a lovely idea?

It would be good to get a nice garden seat like this to go in my garden. Trouble is I don’t very often just sit out there, I always seem to find another pot or something that needs sorting!

Have a look at some of London’s Lockdown-Inspired Street Art


Busy lockdown


Wednesday 1st to Friday 17th July

The 1st July already. Isn’t Mother Nature lovely!

So from the 6th July some restrictions started to ease a little for us ‘shielders’!

I’ve already been on a couple of little trips out with others, you have to consider your mental health in all of this too and weigh up the risks, but I have been careful.

And Robyn started back to work πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈ

All of this just to get your hair cut!

Robyn was a very busy girl during her lockdown.

Have a look at her video πŸ‘€

One photo of something that made me smile from each day of lockdown …

This is just one of her β€˜painting by numbers’ pictures that she did.

Isn’t it great πŸ‘

So just when I was going to be spending most of my time on my own and I might like to take myself out on a few little day trips, and maybe even just to somewhere as exciting as a charity shop to get rid of the bags from all the sorting out I’ve been doing, my car decides to break down πŸš—πŸ˜–

Just to say …


if you have contacted me through my blog or have left me a comment and have been waiting for a response, I do reply through email.

Maybe check your email Junk Folder just to check that the reply hasn’t gone through to there.

Thank you for reading my blog πŸ™‚

Champions πŸ†


Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th June

This month’s clinic appointment at the QE was cancelled due to Covid19. I’m not due to go until October now. That’s the longest I’ve been between my appointments there.

This meant that I had to go to the local health centre to get my bloods taken so that my tacrolimus level could be checked.

FIVE attempts it took to get my blood πŸ’‰ Ouch!

Then myself and Robyn actually went for a little rare trip out. We were planning to have a walk around the grounds of Blenheim Palace. We had picked one of the hottest days of the year, so it was just too hot to be out in the sun walking around for long. We had a nice picnic under the shade of the trees.

On our way to visit the Rose Garden there we came across the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition.

There really were some amazing photographs on display, I think one of my favourites was this one, Edible Vases.

As you can see (you might need to zoom in on the picture!) the ‘vases’ included plants, vegetables, fruit and spices.

During the month of June I’ve created my own little photo exhibition!

Leah sent me a ‘Photo Challenge’ to take a photo of certain things each day. Of course I failed in taking the certain item on the correct day it was specified! so I just decided to make sure I took all the photos throughout the month of June instead, which I did πŸ‘

I will be putting my ‘Photo Challenge’ on my Photos page some time soon so please remember to go and have a look πŸ‘€ and let me know what you think.

And look – LIVERPOOL are …


Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚


Tuesday 16th to Tuesday 23rd June

Happy Birthday QEHB πŸŽ‚

“16th June 2020 marks 10 years since the first patients moved into the UK’s newest and largest (at the time) single site hospital. The move involved transferring 800 patients in 52 hours, including 65 Critical Care patients, all while maintaining delivery of 24/7 services.

The first major department to open in the new hospital was the Emergency Department, which started receiving patients from the first minute of 16th June 2010.

The opening of the fruit and veg stall in November 2012 meant that staff, patients, visitors and the local community were able to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and salad right on the doorstep.”

It’s good to have a little visit to this stall when on a trip to clinic in the QE πŸ“πŸŽ

An amazing hospital 😍

And football’s finally back ⚽️ That makes me a bit happy πŸ˜ƒ

Remember back in April we planted some peas? Well look …

A trip down memory lane!

Oh my goodness, I seem to remember too many of these πŸ™ƒ