The one thing I have noticed wrong with wearing face masks is that people can’t see you smile! You really don’t know how people are feeling/looking when they have face masks on and I do pick up a lot of cues from looking at people’s faces!!!!
It has been like the above picture over the last few days with work and swimming! Work is busy which is a good thing and I am not complaining at all. Getting the swimmers back into the pool is another matter. I think that everyone is very concerned about the atmosphere in the pool environment rather than the actual water itself!!! We are getting through all the paperwork which is needed but everything else is moving at a snail’s pace!!!
We went to our friends’ house on Saturday, which was meant to be a BBQ but it rained most of the day and into the evening! However we got takeaway pizza from a local restaurant which was really good! It was our first social event out and we still socially distanced whilst there but despite all of that we had a great evening, catching up. In fact we did not leave until 11.00pm!!! We all decided it was a good idea to not go out to any restaurants just yet until they are all sorted with how they are going to work now they can open. Hopefully after a few weeks they will be all organised and then we can go.
Over the weekend and the last few days the weather has been nice and a little warm but cool in the morning and evenings! Not very summery really. Treacle doesn’t mind what it is doing, so long as it isn’t rain, and spends most of her day outside which then means she is very tired at night, all the fresh air!!!
The garden has benefited from all the rain we have had and a bit of the sunshine. Behind the fence you may just be able to see some very tall pink flowers, they are Himalayan Balsam. We had a few plants start growing in our garden and had no idea what they were until the flowers opened. We then asked my good friend Jayne, her son James is a horticulturist if he could help identify it and he did. Any ho it is not a very nice plant in that it invades the garden and takes over all the space and crowds out the other plants. If you let the flowers go to seed, each pod produces 800 seeds and there are lots of flowers!!!! Anyway DH pulled them up out of our garden and put them in the brown bin!
This bed during the Winter looks dreadful as everything dies back to the soil but each year it comes up really well and the flowers are just coming out. The bees and butterflies do love the flowers in here.
I have a few home jobs to sort out this week and am still trying to get some nice things done but the weeks fly by and so do the weekends. Although we are not busy doing things for others we still manage to fill the weekends with jobs!!!!
I hope you are all having a good week and the weather is being kind to you .
Hugs & Love, Susie xx