Saturday 17th to Thursday 22nd April
Some nice warm and sunny weather. Time to get out and about. Time for some painful walks 😖 and for some funny animal pics 🐐🐂
An early evening walk
I took myself out one afternoon for a visit to The Old Shed. I treated myself to a cuppa and a brownie and soaked up the sunshine.
A nice wander around and a visit to the goats.
Another evening walk
This cow really didn’t like the idea of us walking through his field, he stood right on the footpath and was not budging. We gave him a wide berth but while we were passing a couple more of his friends had joined him and were trotting towards us 😱 Thankfully they stopped as we had nowhere to go to escape! I didn’t enjoy that part of the walk too much 🏃♀️
In another field we met some more inquisitive cows, but this time thankfully we were safely behind a hedge!
Monday 12th to Friday 16th April
12th April – places have started to open up a bit more – gyms and non essential shops are allowed to open now, amongst other things. And we can also now go and have a meal and drinks outside a pub or restaurant. So of course the weather decided to have some fun with us, we woke up to quite a covering of snow and it was cold 🥶
It still would have been nice to go though as it did then become a sunny afternoon and evening.
Hairdressers could also open. So first day in her new job for Robyn.
Good luck ‘business woman’! 💇♀️
My first night out in ages was at The Scenic Supper. It was just brilliant! Thank you for taking me Leah 😍
Kingcumber Smash 🍹
Rhubarb, Ginger Curd, Meringue & Rhubarb Sorbet
The picture doesn’t do it justice. And my words to describe it won’t either! All of the different tastes in this dessert were quite AMAZING 🤩 I just don’t know what else to say! Simply delicious 😋
My tummy was very full for the whole of the next day!
The sunflower seeds are in, all ready for our competition 🌻🌻🌻
Thursday 1st to Sunday 11th April
Happy Easter 🐣
Despite the forecast, the weather over the Easter Weekend wasn’t too bad. Easter Sunday even turned out to be hot 🌞 and then believe it or not, the next day, Easter Monday, we did actually have some snow ❄️ Then cold all week, with further snow showers, not enough to settle though.
Thank you for this pic Leah 😍 My lovely Buzz in the April snow ❄️
(A bit of a difference to the weather this time last year, we had some lovely warm and sunny days then.)
A chance for a walk around Bourton-on-the-Water. A different route and a footpath that led me to see this!
Our Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh died. He was 99. They were married for over 73 years.
‘He will be remembered not only as the longest serving consort but perhaps also as the most gaffe-prone one.’
One of his most notorious jokes came around 30 years ago, when he is alleged to have told the German media “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation”.
Talking about marriage, to end on a brighter note –
Tuesday 23rd to Wednesday 31st March
23rd March 2020 –
A year ago since the first lockdown 😱
I have had 132 days off of work in that year due to Covid (I work part-time).
Back to 2021 –
29th March – we are allowed to meet outside in groups of up to 6 people, outdoor sports are allowed along with some other restrictions lifting and 31st March – shielding ends 😱
At least we now have the vaccines to try and help us out of this pandemic.
Things seem to have come full circle.
First daughter in first lockdown, last daughter in last lockdown (well, maybe 🤔)
And at the end of March 2020 I had just bought myself a pressure washer and was going to start doing my garden. I’m just starting to do it all over again now, minus the fish tank!
I had a little helper this time 🐌
Monday 15th to Monday 22nd March
17th March 2020 –
My first day of not working due to Covid.
My first walk, of goodness knows how many 🚶♀️
And from my post on that day – “And just to let you know how my very first day is going so far, I made myself a nice mug of tea earlier, sat down to drink it and it was stone cold. It seems I hadn’t even boiled the kettle first!”
Back to 2021 –
I don’t take sugar in my coffee, but this is just cool, I’d love to try it ☕️
And so to continue with the ‘drinks’ theme!
We had a little trip out to a local farm to try out their fresh milkshake. It’s very popular right now, there was a bit of a queue! It was freezing and my poor old back doesn’t like standing still 😖
But there was a lovely sky to look at.
When it was eventually our turn, I chose Rolo flavour. (It actually reminds me of Baileys Irish Cream).
Here I am at the milk vending machine. Sorry for the hooded photo, but I was frozen 🥶
Something tells me that we’ll be going back for more 😋