There have been lots of cartoons, jokes, memes doing the rounds at the moment regarding the situation every country in the World finds itself in. The funniest I have seen is a picture of the Earth and written over it, it says “Mother Nature has sent us all to our rooms to think about what we have done”!!!!! On the back of that how environmental things have already changed by us all social distancing the most notable of which is the canals in Venice have cleared. The situation has rather taken the wind out of Miss Thunberg’s sails!!!!
Loch Ness early morning.
DH and I should have been travelling up to the Highlands Saturday April 4th for two weeks over the Easter break but because of the current situation and the fact we are all social distancing have cancelled. Of course we are really disappointed but have to follow our Government’s rules unlike the thousands of muppets who were out over the weekend in parks, national parks, seaside resorts etc ignoring the Goverment’s rules! No doubt these are the same people who have been panic buying!
I had a lovely day yesterday with my Boys at home and I got some lovely presents. Some sweet pea seeds to grow, a new doorstop for our back door which has the Queen song lyrics changed to “Door Stop me now…… I’m having such a good time….. Holding the door……”!!!! It should be “Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time, having a ball…” and a new travel mug which says “Another Manic Mum Day”!!! So true. In the afternoon, evening the Boys went off to see the Girlfriends’ Moms for dinner! I did the ironing!!!!!!
DH and Eldest carried on with the building works at the front of our home over the weekend. This is what it looked like after Friday, Eldest had done a huge amount. The skip was changed on Saturday morning for a new one and this is what it looked like by the afternoon yesterday. DH has ordered some stone to go into the hole to bring it up to the level of the tarmac. The trench is for the stones they have taken out to strengthen the wall and also make a decorative feature on the concrete on the house wall. We will then drive on it for a while to tamp it down and then get more tarmac added so the drive will be complete again. We think that we may be able to get four cars on the drive now with DH’s truck just on the pavement!!!!
This is the soil taken out.
I am hoping to get some plants in when it is finished to help with the styling of it.
Our neighbours Magnolia tree just coming into flower.
Wanted to show you this. Normally during the day there is one car on our road but as you can see a lot of people are self distancing by working from home.
Pictures of our back garden. As you can see today is a beautiful Spring day and I think Phil was right in that it is an early Spring.
DH mowed the lawn yesterday, the first of the season, it always makes the garden look better. The big conifers on the left of the picture is the next job we are tackling as although they are slow growing they have over-grown so need lopping and thinning. Hopefully next weekend we can get this done.
The tree with the roots on the deck has come from the front and we will be planting it at the back of the garden next weekend too.
Treacle enjoying the Spring sunshine.
I know I show you this every year but I just love this primula. I love the colour and the fact it is so pretty at this time of year.
It is at the base of the Wisteria which has one chance to flower again this year otherwise I will be digging it up and replacing it!!!!! We gave it a good trim two years ago and since then it has been sulking!!!!
Treacle has found one of her footballs!
“Hi Mom, picture time”!!!!!
The right, above, and left, below, gardens on the patio which are just starting to wake up after the wet Winter.
This side looks dreadful at the moment but will come alive in a few weeks/month’s time.
DH has arranged for a delivery of compost so I will be able to plant some things and I have bought some seeds on line to be delivered too. Trying to do all we can not to go out unless absolutely necessary.
One of the blogs I follow did a post about how she had an online lunch date with her friend. They had lunch in their homes and then spoke to each other on the phone at the same time. She is looking into setting up Skype. I thought this was a great idea to connect with friends whilst still being responsible.
We have been keeping in touch with friends, who are in the vulnerable group, to make sure they are okay and have all they need and our family to just make sure all are well at the moment.
I will keep posting every day with happy things, because as the situation is dire for a lot of people at the moment, you don’t need any more from me. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find a few minutes of peace here at my Blog. Stay Safe All.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx