Friday, 26 February 2021

Breaking free

 I have had a belly full of covid, and everything else which centre's around it. My mind has been polluted enough by the claptrap that is peddled from the Government and MSM. I understand people's consternation, that they feel overwhelmed by it all, and that it is the dominating factor in their lives at the moment. But my mind is made up. I have read up from lots of different sources and I know what I believe, and nothing will convince me otherwise. There's no point in people coming here for a debate. You have your opinions and I have mine. 

The world is changing, and if people think that we will get back to normal, whatever that is, then so be it. We are moving forward, the new world is not the same as the old one. Fear is the new norm. Fear will get people to comply. That is the direction we are going in. People can choose to go along with it, or not. My direction is the one I choose to take. 

Thank you for popping in. I am happy with my life, you make sure you are happy with yours. This is not goodbye, I'll be back.  Toodle pip.   ilona 

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Housework sucks.

I've been busy today, but still had time to make a video. 
Not had time to do a walk yet, so I had better go now. 
Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.  ilona

Too many layers

Good morning. What a job I've had with these photo's. I attempted to post this last night but they got lost on the computer. I really must have a clear out. I did another variation of a local walk yesterday, to take in a path I normally avoid during the wet winter months. It hasn't rained for a few days so I thought the mud might have dried out a bit. It was a good decision. The ground was quite solid to walk on, but the wind was still there, so it was another wrap up day, or so I thought. I had to stop and take a layer off because I was too warm. 
Soon after I started out I came across two people who I used to work with on the last job I had, at B & Q. A husband and wife team, both drivers. I haven't seen them for a few years, so that was a nice surprise. I like coincidences like that. 
Looking over the River Trent. Boy was it windy. 
Superb views. This is a popular walk at the weekends, so it's best to go on a weekday. 

Nice to see the spring flowers coming. 

There is a good view across to Yorkshire. Drax Power Station can be seen from this point. 
I knocked on a friends door in the next village. It was nice enough to sit outside and have a natter, but sadly she was not at home. She was maybe at her daughters. I put a note through her door. 
I then had a choice, do I backtrack and go back the same way, I decided to carry on and  do a circular walk. There was time enough to do it. I walked down a road and had a chat with a man walking his black labrador. 
I turned off to the right on long and exposed track. My goodness the wind really whipped across there. It was a case of hood up, and push forward hoping not to get blown over. 

I walked through a farmyard and turned right onto a road into another village. This is where I picked up part of another regular walk I do. You will recognise these trees. 
It was gone 6pm when I landed back home. Another three hours outdoors, this time seven and a half miles covered. I was glad to have a portion of stew to heat up so I didn't have to cook. 

It's looking good for today, outdoors again after lunch I think. Maybe I ought to do some work in the garden rather than galivanting off again. I'm going to be a bit short on my miles this month, but not to worry, another ten months left to catch up. 

Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

A good scoff

You can't beat a belly busting breakfast, it sets you up for the day. Mushrooms, chopped leeks and cucumber, a spoonful of the green pea salad, and chuck in an egg. Served on a slice of wholegrain toast spread with houmous. Marvellous. 
I picked up the little lamp that I have on my mantlepiece last night and shone it on the picture like a spotlight. I think that makes it a bit more mysterious. Like gazing out of the window into a black sky. 
I've just rung my friend to ask how the footpath is along the hills, her husband walks it often. I avoid it in the winter because it's so muddy. The reply was it isn't too bad, only muddy in patches. I will give that a try today. Best get wrapped up though, although the sun is shining, the wind is howling.  
Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.  ilona

Monday, 22 February 2021

Ghost town

 I went to the Post Office in town this afternoon, because our little pop up PO doesn't do car tax. I parked my car and walked to it up the High Street. Very sad to see it like a ghost town. Most shops closed, some never to open again, one or two people sitting on the benches, probably bored out of their minds with nothing else to do. Nobody in the Post Office. I paid for my car tax, paid my utilities bill, and took some cash out with my card. And that was it. Walk back to the car and come home. 

I haven't bothered to listen to what Boris has to say, but from the reactions of others to his latest change of rules, I gather it's not good news. They say he keeps changing the goal posts, so what's new. Isn't that how it's always been. Furlough has been extended yet again, paying people to stay at home. Most of them won't have jobs to go back to anyway as more companies go bust. What a mess. 

Bye for now.   Toodle pip.  ilona