Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The wanderer returns

Did you miss me mother? I'm back. Here is a clue. I've been on two boats, four crossings. I've come back a couple of days early because the weather deteriorated, and I had seen all I wanted to see. 
Thank you for your messages and emails. Now I am a bit shattered, I have driven over 2,000 miles. I will get back to you when I have had a good nights sleep in my own bed. Catch ya later. Toodle pip.   ilona

Sunday, 12 September 2021


 There will now be a short intermission. I am about but not online. Nothing wrong, not ill, just other things to do. 

We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip. ilona

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Making an effort.

Just in case I find myself in the position where it would be wise to wear a face covering, eg in a small room and in close proximity to other people, I have made myself a snood. I can't see this situation arising on a regular basis, I am not about to start mixing with people. But just in case, I will be ready. 

A snood is easy to make, there are yooohoootooob videos out there. I used a piece of stretchy jersey fabric which used to be a skirt. Best if it's stretchy as it clings to the back of your head and doesn't fall off the end of your nose. You need to make a tube of just the right length for a snug fit, and join the two ends together. 
There you go. It has several colours so I could turn the red or the blue or the green to the front. The fabric is soft on my skin, it will keep my neck warm, but I will struggle to cover my nose and mouth up for more than a few minutes before a panic attack sets in. Just trying it on leaves me gasping for air. 
My lifestyle will remain the same. Lots of time outdoors, lots of time alone, stick with the few friends I know and trust, and assess each situation as it arises. If it doesn't feel safe then I don't join in. One of the advantages of relying on your own resources for entertainment means you can keep things simple. 
It's the weekend. Have a good one. Toodle pip.   ilona

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Risk and responsibility.

Here is the video I mentioned earlier. I went out to do a dog walk, then went for a glass of cider at my friends house, while it was uploading. 
It's been a hot day today, not sunny but muggy and sticky with no wind. I think a storm is brewing. Time to put the lights on at 8pm, the days are getting shorter. 
We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

No time right now.

 I have opened up a new page to write a blog post, but I don't really have time right now. I recorded a video with my morning coffee so I will let yoooohoootooob do it's thing and download it, while I get on with other things. Catch ya later.  ilona