Thursday, 28 May 2020

Yes, literally!!



While it's been so hot I've been out in the polytunnel first thing, when the heat gets too much in there I move over to the Net Tunnel and then on my way back to the house I stop and have a little swing to cool down and chill out for a while.  Then I come in for my breakfast.

That's the first couple of hours of the day sorted then.

Then it's a bit of housework and usually a bit of blog writing and blog hopping, over a nice cup of coffee.

That's the day, virtually every day, by the time this is done it's been too hot to do anything else other than the most basic of things ... quietly.  I have to do everything quietly as Alan is usually on conference, Skype or Zoom calls, or pondering his way over giant charts laid out on the bed, editing and revising ... and I have to keep out of the way.

I do keeping out of the way very well ... but it's bloody well annoying!!

It also seems the less I do the tireder I get, I need fresh sea air, a cool breeze to blow away the heat of the day and a change of location.

Roll on July and the possibility of the caravan park being re-opened, that's all that's keeping me going at the moment. 


Sue xx



22 comments:

  1. Yes, it's all getting a bit too boring and predictable. I would like to go camping as soon as I am allowed.

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    1. I think we all just want a bit of freedom and fresh air don't we and the ability to make our own minds up about things.

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  2. Where did the people in your park go if they were not permitted to remain there?

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    1. Mostly home to their houses. It is a holiday park not a residential one, so 95% of the caravan owners have other homes, and a good 70% of them only use their vans for long weekends and holidays. There are a few that live there year round such as the licensee for the clubhouse etc but not many. The park is closed for three months every year, I am usually there for the other nine months except when I have been house-sitting in Wales when Alan works away.

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  3. The book was posted Tuesday so should be with you sometime soon - although one took 8 days just to get across Suffolk!
    Keep swinging !?!

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    1. Ooh lovely, thank you. Oh I will, it's swinging that cools me down and gives me chance to think, although I nearly fell off yesterday I must have been thinking too hard ;-)

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  4. Sounds similar to my day - sort breakfast out for the boys (both working still) then have mine, go out to the greenhouse and open up. Either work in there or the garden or I garden for a couple of older ladies who are self isolating, then back to the house for lunch, sort lunch out for family (6 of us in the house) back into the garden then tea. Sit on the settee after we have eaten and wonder what I have done all day to be this tired! go to bed, lie awake with brain chatting to self happily - eventually get up next morning and repeat.....

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    1. It sounds as though you have good reason to be tired!! It is like Groundhog Day though isn't it, sort of 'wash and repeat' over and over. I think I just need to break the repetition ... maybe I'll shop in a different supermarket next time I need to go :-)

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  5. Hi Sue, Gill here - we are feeling the same about our cottage, we are both yearning to go for a few days to sort out the insurance and repair issues from Storm Ciara flooding and then to just wander around Betsy, Llanrwst, Conwy and Llandudno again.

    Mike said to tell you that when he was in the Trough Of Bowland yesterday (work trip) it was stunningly beautiful, I hope that helps :)

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    1. Arrgghh NO ... I want to be in the Trough of Bowland!! haha :-)

      You will be back before you know it, once Wales opens up again. Oh and try calling it Betws (Betus) you'll sound more like a local. It's the English that call it Betsy!!

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    2. Yep, I'm afraid that we use Betsy and Dolly (for Dolwyddelan) between ourselves but I mind my Ps and Qs and indeed Ll's with Welsh people.

      My mum was born in Bangor and my grandparents retired to Conwy in the 60's so I have a paper thin claim to Welsh heritage, I try to shoe-horn this to ANY conversation we have with locals, they must think I'm nuts.

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    3. Haha .. then I take it back. Betsy and Dolly sound brilliant 🤣🤣

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  6. I know what you mean about being tired, I go out and water my beans etc., open the windows in the conservatory, pull the blinds down, maybe peg some washing out, prep food, have lunch and then keep falling asleep. I have then got the cheek to say to hubby after he gets home from work, that I'm tired. I think you are right, the less we do the less we want to do. On top of that I now keep saying, oh I'll do it tomorrow. At least up on Dartmoor we have a lovely breeze. Helen S.

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    1. I keep saying 'I'll hoover the house tomorrow' ... I started saying that on Saturday. With two dogs and a cat I guess I better get round to it soon ;-)

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  7. Yes, hoovering the apt. has been on my list for a few days now! Honestly, I cannot believe all the things that some people have accomplished during lockdown - I feel like a complete sloth in comparison but my "Get Up and Go - has just Gone".
    I got like this after I retired a couple of years ago and that is one reason why I went back to work PT - I find that routine means that everything else falls into place naturally. I have been doing a bit of work from home and I now go in for a few hours on Friday mornings and that has helped but it has been around 30C all week and I've just felt too lethargic to do much.
    I just need a change of scenery!

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    1. Gosh, yes that's it isn't it we all need a change of scenery and a few other people to talk to. The Pug refuses to speak to me now, I think she's missing the Van (and most likely the 'coffee and cake' walks) as much as me.

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  8. You know, sometimes I think we get more tired from doing very little than we do from doing hard work. I'm afraid this pandemic is making me lazy! I bet you have really enjoyed your lovely swing!

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    1. Yes, it's been lovely. Especially as it hangs in the shade for most of the day 😃

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  9. It's all a bit groundhog day now. Looking forward to seeing family soon but what a shame we can't all be in a garden together.

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    1. From what was said last night maybe soon we can visit and just sit in gardens together at last. It will be hard not to hug though ☹️

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  10. I have my son and hubby working from home and doing housework is a nightmare at times! My son talking to customers upstairs and hubby on conference call downstairs, aargh!

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    1. I feel your pain ... I haven't hoovered upstairs for 3 weeks now 🤣🤣

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