I'm not sure quite how to keep up these days, there is so much that needs doing at this end, there is so much happening in the nation and the world (not that we're getting to hear about that much really.) But I shall try.
As of Monday non-essential shops in the UK have been allowed to open, IF they can put in place Safe Distancing measures and somehow ensure that the number of customers inside remains safe, and Safely Distanced. Bearing in mind the herding instinct of some . . . Not to mention the way they sometimes turn and give people trying to remind them that these Restrictions are for their own health and the health of everyone a right mouthful . . .( Collapse )
That said, H and I ventured out together to do a little light retail ourselves yesterday. We took the shopping trolley (cos we were walking, natch, #can
) and headed to explore B&Q. One of the rails in my wardrobe came down last week. The thingy supporting one end had broken. We needed another.( Collapse )
In the afternoon I did some light gardening. The tomatoes still need planting out, but rain is forecast today and tomorrow so I'm wondering (it hasn't rained yet.) Knowing that tomatoes can be prone to whitefly, I asked a friend to nab me some Tagetes (French Marigolds) if he could. He did.
The idea is to plant Tagetes alongside the tomatoes to distract the whitefly. Having inadvertently left the punnet of French Marigolds out overnight, once, I'm now wondering what might distract the ravening molluscs from them! Aaaaarrrggh!
I keep checking the pots, going out at odd times and stamping on the beasties. They keep coming, even the Really Big Ones!
And, lest you think me totally home absorbed and not aware at all of World Events - as presented by the News Programmes (which have been solid Covid-19 since about February, certainly since major Lockdown)( Collapse )
Right, time for lunch. Hmmm, what are we having?
Y'all have a good, and THOUGHTFUL day now!
*I refer the interested reader to Richard Dimbleby's report on the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest of 1957
. Of course Italian spaghetti might grow on a different variety of tree/shrub!
**Witness the problems over last weekend
, where BLM protestors were marching, and White Supremacist and Far Right groups were assembling 'to protect the statues' (some spoiling for a fight.) Also (scroll down in that link) the photo of the (white) guy taking a leak next to the memorial to PC Keith Palmer, the police officer killed in the Westminster terrorist attack in 2017, just 3 years ago. That was a lot of History, well within living memory there, even his.
In his defence, the guy said he needed a leak, hadn't noticed the memorial, was there 'to protect the statues', but didn't actually know which statues he was supposed to be protecting, or from what/whom.