Sunday, 19 April 2020


Well the world is still going to hell in a handbasket as they say! But we here, in the village, are doing our bit to stay safe and save our NHS from becoming overwhelmed.

99 year old Captain's are walking along their front path to raise money for the NHS and have acheived an incrediable £23 million and rising and others cannot stay inside even though they have been asked to and/or told to by their doctors, but more fool them! People are still going out and shopping for cushions!!!

We are lucky in that we have a lovely long garden we can get out into to take our exercise, athough Paul does take the dogs out for a walk once a day but he as no underlying health issues and doesn't really see anyone , since this is a very quiet place. It just amazes me that people think all this does not apply to them ! I read an interesting piece the other day about people going out into the countryside for their walks and following paths and opening gates or crossing stiles etc and how someone could have been there before them and left the virus on the gate or stile and how all the people following behind  or even just one can pick it up and carry out into the public by then placing their hand onto something else! I will at this point say Paul doesn't open any gates etc on his walks infact doesn't need to touch anything but always leaves his boots by the door once home and washes himself and the dogs paws.
I do feel sorry for people with children who live in flats because they only have the streets to walk in and nowhere to play.

Well enough of the virus, what's been happening in our world this week! I have not left the house for weeks now and only go out into the garden for my exercise and fresh air. I'm working from home and am surprisingly very busy. Paul's always worked from home so he is just carrying on as normal.

So once I have finished work, I can get on with things, so we've been doing more tidying and sorting out.

I have been tidying the cupboard and using my new Kilner jars for the packaged goods. Which as now given me an idea for using up a shelving unit that's not really been used properly for years and I'm working on Paul to sort this out for me!

The up side of all this enforced staying home is you can see what needs doing and have a change around etc but the down side is you may need some things to enable you to make those changes but you cannot go out and buy them because the shops are closed!! Or the husband is still working!

This time of year is also our, it's time to visit the local garden centres and nurseries to replace plants / or buy more plants for the garden as we slowly make our way around the garden weeding and see whats been lost over the winter or where spaces need filling. Of course that cannot happen at present , so it's been looking at online nursery sites and seeing what can be ordered for delivery.
Trying to support our local nurseries where we can or having to go to specialists when we need to.

I have finally had Paul cut the piece of foam I bought to make the bottom cushion to the Ercol chair I purchased a while back , so expect to see some results in a week or six! I bought some piping cord , so will see if there is enough fabric to pipe the bottom seat cushion.

Clara's cardigan stash is growing by the day I just need that needle! either to find the one I have or the ones I ordered to arrive, then they can go off to her.

On the doll front..

I have finally managed to start on Louella's story with Granny and Bruno and the other villagers and hope to not lose the momentum because there is plenty of meat on this storyline!

I just need to get my backside in gear and keep taking the photos! Especially as the weather is lovely and sunny and warm at present,so an ideal time to get moving and ignore any household things that need doing..

I recently paid for an older Kathe Kruse doll I had on a short layaway and so she'll be heading home shortly and her brother hopefully not long after. He is naked, so I've bought him some shoes and need to knit him a sweater and make him a pair of shorts or trousers, but those may have to wait until his arrival, so I get the size right.

Well I have a lunch date with Granny, Bruno and Louella, so I'd best be off to see whats happening.

Wishing you all a lovely healthy safe week ahead.



  1. You have been busy, I'm impressed with the cupboard tidying! I keep meanting to sort out my fridge but the only thing I do is open it, look inside...oooh spot some chocolate, take it out and then eat it. No tidying!!!
    I agree with you about gates and just never know where someone else might have touched prior to the next person to come along. And scientists don't even know how long the virus lives on different materials so it's better to be safe than sorry.
    Take care and stay safe xxx

    1. There is just so much Stuff! in this house and the studio, that it all needs sorting and a good clean, now I'm at home more I intend to make a start! just where! lol xx

  2. There is some discussion going on at the mo. as to whether some garden centres will be allowed to open early next month.

    1. The only problem is everyone will rush out to them because they can get out! They should only be opened on a social distancing trial