Helloo! Thursday today, I’m much more on the ball, not least because I’ve been for my Covid-19 jab today so I had to remember what day it was 😀
Back home, it seemed essential to sit down with a brew and a teacake and admire the sticker that I got for bravery. Seriously, it was all very easy. Whatever your view on the vaccine is (and just because I chose to have mine doesn’t mean I sit in judgement if you choose not to – it’s a very personal decision), you’ve got to admire the number of people who have volunteered their time to organise car parking, point people in the right direction, hand out masks, squirt hand sanitiser, log registration numbers, clean seats, announce the next available vaccine slot, make sure you sit down before you drive home and wave to you as you leave. It reminds you that we’re all in this together and that hopefully it won’t be long before it’s safe for those who are shielding and at risk to go outside again.
Thanks for all your thoughts on yesterday’s post. I’m very glad you’re not bored of my daily posts yet! The dog is not alone with being scratchy as it appears a very high proportion of pets seem to have some kind of seasonal reaction to something or other (we did think he might have some kind of hayfever at first) but because his scratching went on for so long then we ended up seeing the dermatology specialist. I’m also very pleased that I am not alone in waging war against the Crocosmia and I’ll look forward to the next 10 years of pulling up the shoots … I do have pots that I could put some into and that would also raise them above the level of the other plants to give a focal point so I think that might be on my list for the next time I’m in the garden, thank you luluknits!
You’ll be pleased to know that we didn’t get snowed in after yesterday’s weather forecastand today is a beautiful Spring day. The dog and I went to Culcheth Linear Park before big daughter drove me to St Helens for my jab (if you get a lift, you don’t have to wait afterwards before they let you leave, and it was nice to have the company on the way). I haven’t been there for a few weeks and you can tell that Spring is definitely springing!
Look at that sky!
There was hardly anyone around – quite a change from yesterday’s walk which was really quite busy with other walkers – and it was lovely to walk through the trees and see the changing greenery.
Does anybody know what tree this is? I don’t remember seeing this last year!
There are so many daffodils out, new leaves appearing both on the trees and on the ground, and plenty of mud at the end of the footpath! Yes, the dog was in there and yes, he did need to be hosed down when we got home. I decided that was an appropriate point to turn round as I didn’t fancy wet feet or being hosed down myself.
I’m writing this quite early on in the day just in case I start to feel peculiar later: big daughter has already had her jab as she is a volunteer for Childline and classed as an essential worker through the NSPCC, and she was quite poorly after hers so I’m aware that it can happen. It does mean that I don’t have any sock progress to show you today, though, as I haven’t had chance to sit down and start my heel flap just yet. Hopefully that will be what I’m doing after I’ve picked small daughter up from school as I’ve decided that the rest of today should officially be Knitting Time.
I’ll be able to let you know tomorrow!