Friday 25th to Thursday 31st December
Happy Christmas Day 🎅
Leah cooked for us, we had the most delicious Christmas dinner 😋
As always I was VERY spoilt with ALL of the wonderful presents I received.
Myself and Leah were very excited when we woke up one morning to find snow ☃️
Off we went on an early morning walk 👣 It was freezing 🥶
Some great photo opportunities for us both though!
So now its time to send you my best wishes for 2021 🎉
Let’s see what this next year is going to throw at us …
Saturday 19th to Thursday 24th December
So since my last post things seem to have gone mad.
Apart from my car being run into and the weather being awful, lots of ☔️ and flooding …
Covid-19 is back with a vengeance.
Christmas has been destroyed for so many people, there was a very big hold up of lorries crossing over to France, worries about food shortages as a result, many flights out of the UK cancelled, another national lockdown looming.
Tough times 😒
Stay strong everyone.
We must all still try and make the best of it. Things will be different but hopefully we can still have some nice times. And maybe all the different vaccines will slowly start to make things easier for us all 🤞
But just for now, I would like to wish you all a HAPPY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎅🎁
Very soon to be Tier 4 …
Tuesday 1st to Friday 18th December
Welcome to my least favourite month of the year!
The month is taken over by various and constant Christmas preparations which I do not especially enjoy!
So on Tuesday 8th December a 90 year old UK grandmother became the first person IN THE WORLD to be given the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination. Just how amazing is that?
Back to work again for me, I wonder how long for this time? Until this vaccination programme really gets going I have a little feeling that I might be off again after Christmas.
Here’s a little snippet from Carols on the Doorstep
We went along to join in with our neighbour Arthur and Radio Oxford to have a little Christmas carol sing-a-long 🎶
One Thursday I was excited to find this on my doorstep.
It was from the volunteer team at the John Radcliffe Hospital ‘to let us know they are thinking of us at this time of year’.
They normally put on an amazing Christmas lunch, usually in a big hotel or conference centre around Oxford for over 100 people. Obviously that cannot happen, so they sent us all our own little ‘Christmas dinner’. Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches, Christmas cake, shortbread, chocolates and a Christmas cracker.
Thank you 😍 I miss my volunteering ☹️
I’ve never been to this before but as it was an event that could still go ahead this Christmas we went along to watch the Christmas Tractor Run
Some of the tractors were amazing, I think a lot of hard work had gone into them. Such fun.
Sunday 22nd to Monday 30th November
There was a trip to the Rollright Stones and a fun walk in the woods nearby.
There was a nice little afternoon walk in Stratford-upon-Avon. The sunset when we came back into our town was quite amazing.
Then one day we decided on a visit to Foxholes Nature Reserve. It seems like we took a wrong turn when we first got there and were just walking through random deserted fields and very muddy tracks. And it was rather cold!
On our way back we found the way we should have gone in the first place!
We definitely need to go back in the Spring and Summer to see the bluebells, other wildflowers and wildlife. Hopefully it would be a bit warmer then too 🥶
So it seems I walk my way through lockdown, maybe next time (will there be a next time???) I should find a spare wall like Viktorija.
Take a look at all of her doodles!
That really must have took some doing, but what a great idea.
When I’m sat having my morning cup of tea I notice this!
My garden fence is steaming!!!
Just a little thing that fascinated me! The joys of my lockdown 🤗