And then there were two

Looking a little weather beaten, but nonetheless still very beautiful, there are now two sunflowers out showing their happy faces to the sun, and more are on their way. This one below is not far off now…isn’t nature amazing? You can feel the energy building up, soon to burst forth here.

I hope you’ve been having a relaxing weekend. It’s still been quite muggy here in the UK and we had a dilemma last night whether to cycle into town or whether we might get very wet in the rain. In the end we walked to our local pub garden with a brolly and had a couple of beers outside before we came home to eat an enormous Indian takeaway.. I think we got a bit carried away with the ordering, but it was very good.

Today we’ve been scoffing delicious birthday cake made by my sister-in-law Julie for my mother-in-law’s 93rd birthday get together. It is still quite challenging trying to have a social life in the times of the pandemic, but I think the way forward is meeting up in small groups like this, outside while we can. Sadly my book club is now on pause as that involves too many different households. Also my weekly cinema trip is cancelled for the foreseeable future. Yoga classes are off except for Zoom. I still wouldn’t fancy going back to the swimming pool even if they were open again. Are they open now? It’s really hard to keep up with it all. I personally haven’t got in a car with anyone outside of my household yet, but just so you know, this is what the UK government says you are supposed to do now in order to get a lift with a friend, such a palaver!

2.4 Can I share a private vehicle with someone from another household?
You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or social bubble. If you need to, try to:

  • share the transport with the same people each time
  • keep to small groups of people at any one time
  • open windows for ventilation
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • face away from each other
  • consider seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
  • clean your car between journeys using standard cleaning products – make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • ask the driver and passengers to wear a face covering”

I ask you if you’re already in the enclosed space of a car together is facing away from each other really going to make that much difference? I think I’ll stick to my bike and walking instead, and get fit at the same time, “win-win” as they say.

And now while the duck and potatoes are roasting in the oven, on a completely different subject altogether, here are our fridge magnets.

These are on our big fridge in the garage. This is the fridge with all the alcohol in, amongst other things, the fridge David used to look in at (most frequently) at the beginning of lockdown, to reassure himself on the essential beer supplies. Our fridge in the kitchen is a magnet free zone as the door is not magnetic, so nothing sticks there. I have mixed feelings about fridge magnets. On the one hand they are quite quirky and fun, on the other they are completely pointless really and can end up just as clutter. I quite like the fact I only see these in the garage, but when I do I find them quite cheerful. I’ll show you a few of them close up next time, unless I have anything more pressing (or exciting) to share with you all! Please feel free to share any interesting fridge magnets you may have with me too!! 😊🙃xx

Published by thewindsorwaffle

I love food and cooking (and eating). I live in Windsor, Berkshire with my husband David.

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