Today I have watched some TV, eaten chocolates, snoozed and cooked brunch. I have then pottered around on eBay, cruised the web, done some reading on WP and decided on the menu for tonight. Yes, eating loafing and little else has been the pattern of my day.
Depending on which government advice you believe (it is all getting a bit confused) we are either out of quarantine or almost out of quarantine.
It is nearly half past six in the evening and I am only just getting to grips with writing. I really am going tom have to start a procrastination diary to see how I manage to waste all this time. As I’m going to cook soon I will leave it until tomorrow…
I have enjoyed the ramble through old photos, and am feeling more inclined to get out, do some walking and take some more photos. On the other hand i still have the rheumatology specialist’s advice at the back of my mind – stay indoors and don’t even go to the shops. This advice has not been passed down via the NHS, as thy are currently vaccinating the over-65s. When thy get down to the over-60s and call me, this will be confirmation that I am not at any increased risk of death from Covid. Fat, high blood pressure and on drugs to supress my immune system, but not, according to the NHS, at any increased risk. So was all the talk of “underlying health conditions” just hype, or have the NHS, once again, proved to be bad record keepers. Past experience suggests both explanations are equally feasible.
My blood test results came back on Friday – a am in the middle of the range, but now have to have tests every two weeks or so until I can get back to three-monthly intervals.
I suppose there are worse things than getting up at 6.30 and visiting a building full of sick people…
Top photo is physalis, or Cape Gooseberry, Inca berry or ground cherry. Easy to grow in UK as long as you can get them under cover. There is a decorative form – the Chinese lantern – which does grow outdoors but doesn’t fruit.
The other photo is the beach at Dunwich, featuring that well-known cliché – a fishing boat on the beach.
I like Chinese lanterns.
They are a fine flower and really brighten a bed up.
It’s been lovely to get back on WP and catch up with all my friends blogs – I hope the vaccine roll out gets to you very soon over in Notts, seems to be going at quite a pace here in Leics – but we might have priority due to having such a high amount of covid cases in the city last year.
Nice to see you back. We seemed to get off to a bad start in Notts and didn’t get sufficient stocks to start with – when Julia had hers it was only available because they had what they called “an unexpected supply”, which was all used within hours.
Seeing as Leicester and some of the surroundings have been under restrictions for a year, you deserve special treatment.
We are two fields away across the A46 from the lock down boundary so are counting ourselves really lucky to have missed the months of lockdown the poor city (and those in the other half of our village) had to endure. I think you’re right because my elderly grandad lives within the city – he got both his vaccines well before Christmas 🤍
I have only had ground cherries once and did l ever love them! Hope to have them again sometime. Good luck with the vaccination.
I do like them, and they are quite easy to grow round here if you have the cover. I tried sheltered spots outdoors (because Chinese Lanterns grow), but no luck. 🙂
I was wondering if those were ground cherries. I grew them here the last two years, a variety called ‘Cossack Pineapple’. They were good.
Good luck with your vaccination, when your time comes. The meds you are on to suppress immunity for your arthritis sounds counter to what the vaccine is attempting to achieve. May the Force be with you on this one.
We will see. Yes, they are good, and quite prolific. Indoors we get them to last about three years before the fruits get too small.
When we had the big polytunnel we had three sections and replaced them in rotation.
I think it partly depends on how many sicker people than you there are in your area. You might be comparatively well in Nottingham but very ill in Bath.
True, but I wish they’d decide one way or the other. Thinking that I’ve been hiding away for nothing all year is not a good feeling…