Monthly Archives: October 2020

That was the Week That Was!

Well despite trying to be more organised (!), getting things done immediatley and trying to keep on top of work, home jobs etc I still get to the end of the week failing at it all!!! Including this wretched new writer!!!!!

If we are not at swimming we are having zoom meetings about it! Work, which is a good thing, has been manic since everyone now seems to be back from whatever holiday they managed to take, but restrictions because of Covid are now happening on a local authority basis, which means that where we live is in a high Tier but everywhere else around us is in a medium Tier!!! So I am not sure what I am able to do or if I can go out or not, except to work which is a laugh when I work from home!

You know how the Chinese have The Year of the Rat or whatever the animal is? Well 2020 will be “The Year of the Confused”!!!

You know we have been having issues with our home. Well the roofing man is coming in a few weeks to repair that, with scaffolding in tow (!), the drive people are coming to tarmac the drive soon before Winter(!) and we need to get some glass replaced in our windows!!! This is because, especially the roof issue, that the people we bought the house from bought the land but then could not really afford to build the house. So they said to the builder to cut corners where he could, then he actually cut a lot more corners to make as much profit as possible. Therefore every time we do a job it becomes so much bigger as we have to put faults right!!! Home ownership who would have it!!!

Quilting is non-existent at the moment, I have four tops which need quilting and lots of other things I should be getting on with but time just slips away at the moment. I have come up with a huge plan which I have written down for ALL of the things I want to do and am then going to tick them off. It is the only way I can see getting things done at the moment. I was up ironing until 2.30am on Sunday morning as I had got behind with that!!!!!!

Somebody had a Spa Day last Friday and looks so much better and smells a lot better than she did!!!! Her bed has been washed but the cover not put back on but that does not stop an Airedale Terrier! She is lying on the inner and in fact likes the inner better than the outer! However I cannot wash the inners very well so she will have to have the cover put back on! Can you say comfy????

Anyway I am going to make sure that I post something every day this week, come hell or high Covid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you lovely lot are all staying safe and well.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Sunny Tuesday.

Today is very sunny, not warm at all but a brillant Blue sky, as you can see! Just seeing the sun makes you feel better even if you can’t be outside for long even Treacle is out and in quickly at the moment except for last night when it was pouring with rain and she came in soaked!!

Here are some pictures of the garden after the work DH and I did over the weekend, in the sunshine. Treacle of course is in on the act!

We had a zoom meeting last night for swimming! If we are not at swimming we are having meetings about it! Anyway one of the attendees is a Sister for the NHS and she was all doom and gloom. She is like this anyway without the Covid situation and to hear her talk she is definitely Chicken Licken! The problem with this whole situation is do you believe what the experts and Government are telling you? To my mind we are following the rules and yet still seem to be told that if you set foot out of your home you will get it or pass it on! It is no wonder that cases of depression are rising and surely that is going to be more of a problme than Covid?

Enough about Covid!! Christmas plans are coming together and I have started to get the presents for DH, Eldest, Youngest, Girlfriend and Treacle. At the moment Christmas won’t be any different to normal for us as there is only five of us, so we won’t have a problem with more than six. We won’t, of course, be having our Christmas Party this year which I will miss, but if by this time next year things have settled down then that is something to look forward to.

I am having a real issue with this new writer from WordPress and still need to try and get in touch with them but I suspect the answer will be “tough, get used to it”!!!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx


We managed to get the garden done on Sunday. We put the garden furniture away, tidied up some of the plants, got the pots planted with Winter Violas and also managed to get some bulbs planted. It remains to be seen if they stay planted with the wretched squirrel around!! I will get some pictures tomorow of how it looks. There are still a few jobs to do but hopefully we can get those done next weekend. The weather was not bad if a little cool.

Treacle has taken to her usual hibernation post as you can see above!! She is getting very woolly again so I will have to book her an appointment at the Spa!

Nottingham is looking like it will be in for a local Lockdown from this week so that will put paid to any shopping! I was hoping to go over and get some Christmas shopping done but will have to see how things go! Blooming Covid!

I still have a few home jobs to do which I have down for doing next weekend as well. The evenings will again be taken up with swimming sessions. DH and I are due to be away in London for the weekend in a few weeks time and after that I am going to sort the rotas out so that I am not at each session, especially if we are still doing this, this time next year!!!!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great week.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx.

What A Week!

I have had one of those weeks and no matter how I try, I cannot sort out this wretched new writer! I know a few of you have said that other software has done the same, I just think they dumb it down!

It won’t even keep the colour I choose, hence the different colours!!! Grr. And don’t get me started on Justify, I keep pressing the button and nothing happens!!!!!

I was also thinking about what to write about, because to be perfectly honest we have all become quite boring! We are not going anywhere, not doing anything and certainly not seeing anyone! This Covid has a lot to answer for. I am sure you are completely fed up with me talking about swimming, as I am fed up going to each of the swimming sessions and that is all that I am doing most nights of the week! At the weekend DH and I are trying to get home jobs done and so I don’t get chance to do any quilting or anything else for that matter!!!!!!

Treacle is going into hibernation mode, as she does at this time of year, when it turns colder and she is not able to be outside all day!!!

I did have a visitor today, the roofing man to look at the roof where we have had a leak into our Den! I mean it is getting really bad if that is the highlight of the week!!!!

Work has been really busy this week, so I have got behind on reading my favourite blogs and replying to my two very good friends, Susan & Sue, who have emailed me, which I will try and get done over the weekend. All the days do seem to blend into one at the moment.

The weather is supposed to be okay here at the weekend and we have some jobs to do outside which DH and I are hoping to finish and also a few jobs inside too! Before we know it, of course, it will be Monday morning again!! Sigh!!!!!

I do hope, you lovely lot, are all coping with things and of course staying safe.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Mondays & Rain.

It has been raining and blowing a gale the whole weekend so outside jobs were a no go! We did get a few jobs done inside, but with the swimming situation time is quite short! I am hoping next weekend we will get the outside jobs done.

I did okay with my work jobs and keeping up to date with things so I am half way there!!! We had a full house over the weekend with Eldest, Youngest and Girlfriend for dinner every night, which was lovely.

This is the first time having to use the new editor in WordPress because they like to change things regularly and not for the better and force you to use it! Well so far nothing is working properly! I cannot get the colour to stay the same, the justify doesn’t work and goodness how I am supposed to sort out the pictures so this may take a while. Really don’t need this when I have umpteen other things to do!

I really hate you WordPress!

I will try and sort it out by the end of the week!

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

October’s Here.

September has left us and October is here and it has turned cold and lots of rain!  Treacle is not happy as the door into the garden has been shut most of the day!

Whilst we were away there was a water leak from heavy rain into our Den where I work, so the roof man came today to have a look and see what needs doing.  He is hoping that it will only need a little bit of sorting out and not a whole new roof, which was my worry!

Our entrance today looks like the post office!  Eldest has been ordering things as it is Fiance’s Birthday on Monday and Youngest has been ordering things for his car!  SO I have spent the day answering the door!!!!!

Tomorrow will be house jobs day and we also have to go and see our Accountant in the afternoon for the business.  The weekend is due to be wet again, so I think it will be indoor jobs!!!!

I hope you are all having a Thrilling Thursday.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx