First day back at work. Julia’s test kit is “in the post” but it’s of little interest now as we have counted off enough days to be out of quarantine. What a shambles. I was back at work today, but still can’t see why I am needed. It’s just that people are getting fed up with being inactive. The shop owner, thinks we should be doing things . I, having made inactivity into a way of life, am quite happy not to do things. I didn’t get where I am today by doing things. I was happy doing nothing, but all good things must end and I am now having to work. Of course, I have plenty to do without work…
We had pancakes tonight, with syrup and lemon. This, believe it or not, was not the high point of my day, but it was quite close.
I just looked for my phone and can’t find it. I think I’ve left it at work. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. This is most annoying.
I have been going through an old camera card and selecting photos to use. Today’s selection is a selection from a walk around the old oaks of Sherwood Forest. It’s all changed now, with the new visitor centre and stuff. I haven’t been to the new one yet. It’s on my to do list, but so are a lot of other things.
Just a short post tonight as I have a lot to do. Towards the end of the week I will be testing mushroom Cup a Soup. It’s a depressing thought that this is the best life has to offer at the moment. If you thought the last one looked grey…
In enjoyed my only visit to Sherwood Forest so it was good to be reminded of it by your excellent photographs.
Thank you. Glad to be of service.
No cup a soup….just no….
I like that striated trunk
Probably better for the photographer than the tree! 🙂
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Some venerable old skeletons of oaks there. If only they could talk.
I would never thought of lemon as going with pancakes. Rick makes homemade buckwheat cakes from scratch. They are good all by themselves. If we have anything with them it is usually walnuts and/or blueberries.
We used to use buckwheat husk in automatic nestbox systems – the mingled smell of poultry and buckwheat has always put me off buckwheat, despite its many excellent qualities. I really must try it again.
I suspect you will like it much better without the scent of poultry poop. 🙂
It’s just the psychological aspect. 😉
Work is no fun if it’s dull and boring and there isn’t much to do when you get there. I’m glad your quarantine is over (I’ll have to read back to find out what that was all about). I love the Sherwood oaks!
Yes, they are great trees. The quarantine occurred unexpectedly because when I was reading up on the regulations I realised I was supposed to be staying at home for 14 days. Or ten. I was doing that anyway, but it then became official. Ludicrous bad management!management.
All these different rules, regulations, advisory notices etc. are driving me crazy! I was advised to shield until 21st February and yesterday they extended it until 31st March! Of course, that is why I am shopping for my mother in Morrisons today wearing an nhs facemask and a visor! I have had my first injection and the covid rates in Suffolk are reducing very quickly now and are about half the national rate. I feel I can fairly safely help Richard by doing my mother’s shopping at least, and ease his burden. They have discovered an outbreak of the S African strain in the Diss area so I’m shopping in Beccles. It’s all enough to give one even higher blood-pressure than usual! 😃
Yes, we saw reports of an outbreak in Suffolk. Visors are good, as the most likely route of infection is via the eyes rather than by breathing it in.
It’s all a balancing act, because we can’t do everything we are told. Julia was coerced into remaining at work because so many of the staff had gone into hiding that they don’t have enough people to go round. So they did what they normally do, and piled pressure on the conscientious staff members. They were very lucky nobody else was infected.
Meanwhile, I carried on with my one day a week, working on my own and bleaching everything down at the end of the day. Shouldn’t really even have done that, as it involved queueing in the Post Office, but I couldn’t really leave it all to the other two.
My sister hinted that that it might be advisable to protect the eyes, especially with the Kent variant, which began in a prison in Kent.
She’s right, I remember seeing it at the beginning of the outbreak. I used to do a lot of poultry vaccination by spraying live vaccine and we always used to have trouble with our eyes – much more sensitive that way than breathing it in.
At the pharmacy today I saw them allow someone in to the GP surgery without a face covering. Will we ever learn?
Good Lord! Our pharmacy has a box of masks to hand out to people who are still, after nearly a year turning up maskless with no medical reason for it.
Some people just don’t care – often the ones who whine loudest about their rights.
Oh, those old oaks of Sherwood Forest! I laughed out loud when I read your take on doing things. Had to read it to Clif, who said, “I like that.” I knew he would. 😉
They are wonderful trees, though they struggle. I think things are getting better for them as the air gets cleaner and the new visitor centre has moved a lot of the foot traffic to new areas.