Treacle had a lovely day yesterday and she was very tired by the time we went to bed!!! We face timed Youngest when she opened her presents!!!
She had a new soft toy from Mungo & Maud, along with some of their organic biscuit bones and four tennis balls!!! She will get some more presents from Youngest when this is all over!!!
Waiting for a biscuit!
One thing I bought for my Jeep was a new carrier for the back seat. Treacle is having difficulty jumping into the back now and I can pick her up but she is not too happy with that. However she can still get into the back seat of my Jeep as it is lower so I bought this hanger (below). It is held in place by the headrests and handles so it is like a cradle but there is a mesh at the front between the two front seats so she can see us driving. We will give it a try and we are allowed out!!!!
Girlfriend sent me the above picture the other day of Youngest with Simon! As you can see he is very keen on Youngest!!!
Our garden is changing by the day and as you can see is very green at the moment. I have put some seeds into my herb garden where the little pegs are and hopefully they will grow.
I have tried to grow some seeds for my pots for the summer but at the moment they have not appeared!! I think, when the garden centres are open again, I will get some plants for the pots for summer. I have bought some plants to put in where we have cleared some of the trees. I also want to take some cuttings when I can in the summer of our existing plants so we can plant some more.
We are due for some warm weather again later this week and then a few days of it being cool which does help the garden and I have been watering when it is very dry. We have a pond in an old Whiskey barrel which we have had since we moved into our home but it needs cleaning out. We don’t want to do this yet until we are able to get to the garden centre to buy some new plants for it and get a couple of gold fish. We did have one gold fish in there for years and he eventually passed with old age. He was a gold fish when he started but by the end was very white!!! We did have two originally but the one which was left was never happy with a companion so in the end we left him on his own!!!
That is the last project we have to do at home, as well as keeping everything neat and tidy in our home/garage/garden/cars!!!!! DH and Eldest did the attic at the weekend and they have made a fantastic job of it. Woe betide anyone who makes a mess of it, or the garage, or our home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are keeping our work ticking over but obviously things are slower than they were and it will be interesting to see how things shake out when we get back to whatever new normal we will be living when the Lockdown is lifted. I think, as we have orders and work which is just delayed, things will get back to where we were before we stopped but I think this time in the recession to come restaurants, cafes, cinemas etc are going to be the ones to find it hard whereas before they all seemed to still be okay whereas manufacturing suffered.
Swimming is a particular conundrum. How do we get the swimmers back swimming but social distance them from each other? How do we manage the parents dropping off and picking up with social distancing in mind and then how do we cope with looking after the swimmers by the Committee whilst they are with us, ie more people needed for the welfare and yet we have to social distance too! I think we are going to have to wait and see how the schools deal with it before we can do anything. We have been told that there will be no competitions until the swimmers have been back and training for six weeks, but if we have to halve the swimmers times that will then mean twelve weeks and don’t get me started on the new risk assessments, which I will have to completely re-do!!!!! Also they are talking about competitions with no spectators which may work for F1 and football matches but I don’t think will work with swimming!!! Who knows!!!!!
I hope you are having a good Tuesday and will have a great week.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx