|Morning Musings Directory|
|Season 6 – Spring 2021|
|Series 6 – Identifying Forwards|
|Sunday 28th March 2021 – Walk Time 33 Mins|
|Weekly Round Up|
What a week it’s been! In some ways a bit like the three bears and their porridge … a bit of this and not too much and something just about right …. except it’s not entirely been like that. I have been playing catch up this week to last week, and next week l will probably be playing catch up to this week, but eventually, l should have caught up to at least one of the weeks.
The clocks sprung forward today, it is officially spring time now and despite knowing full well the clocks would be springing forward l still feel quite dead … maybe as a dormouse, but who knows? Not as dead as a dodo though, but not far from it. Weary perhaps, slightly knackered maybe, exhausted no, but tired yes! Three bears porridge once more.
Received my first vax jab last Monday, that went without a hitch, no lingering crowd length, just a pop in and a small but quick prick and l was done …. there’s a joke there, but is the climate suitable these days, who knows!? I made a crack the other day to a lady stroking the long, very looooooooooooong …….. neck of a giraffe and she was asking Rose [of Rose and Barry] if she was sure that this giraffe was indeed a Steiff? How could she be sure?
I happened to be outside the shop as l was talking to Rose and Baz when an attractive lady turned up in her car and collected the giraffe and when Rose handed her the Giraffe teddy, the lady began to gently stroke the neck as she talked to Rose and l had to stifle [or should l say Steiffal] an inward laugh and l just couldn’t help myself or is that mysteiff? so just said smiling “Well, if you keep stroking that giraffe the way you are doing, l am pretty sure you’ll know if it’s a Steiff or not yourself.”
Rose froze, and the lady in the car stopped stroking the Steiff and simply said also smiling ‘”Do you mean Stiff or Steff?” To which l answered …. “Both work.” the lady laughed and smiled, thanked Rose and drove off looking at me smiling. Well, it made my day. Small wins are still wins in my world.
Rose simply said “You were lucky Rory, some people may have taken that the wrong way!”
“Yes, l agree Rose, there are many ways to tackle a Steiffy!”
That aside, the jab was easy peasy … l got it at 12.50pm, and felt fine, and even though a couple of hours later whilst sitting at my desk l felt a bit strange, that only lasted for 20 minutes as a feeling. Tuesday was very easy also, good job as Suze and l went for a mini-hike, well, just a long walk for me, but for Suze it was a bit of a hike. Come Wednesday, that was the day l felt a bit strange, not ill … just not right … but l also had a bad stomach and l had those before the jab it’s hard to say if it was just a bad belly or a delayed reaction to the Jab on Monday!
I worked in the garden and managed to get some more bitsnbots achieved there as well as raise the 4th vegetable bed and up the height of the other three – so that too is all good. I am now ready to plant some seeds into seed trays, but need to get hold of some trays to sit underneath as they will be in the house and when watered l don’t want puddles everywhere!
Had to eliminate an ants nest a few days back which was sad but a necessity as they were invading the kitchen in the hundreds, it was a case of Them! Or me! Ants 0 – Rory 1. No Bazookas were used in the creating of this paragraph though!
I still have this damn smaller font glitch!! If l was Ken of Barbie fame l would be fine though …. sadly, l am not!! I will have to start writing the posts in a word document from this point onwards as l know writing direct is straining my eyes too badly.
The blossoms on the walks have been stunning this week ….
I have had a few good walks, none that were particularly long well as in mini-hike walks on account of l have been pretty busy with the blogs – this one and the new one, and after this one is done, the new one must be sorted and then the Redbubble shop needs to be sorted, then the Affiliate side needs to be sorted and the list of busy goes on. Hopefully by the end of April l should be able to start enjoying longer walks again, but also by that time l think l’ll be in the garden more as well and there are plenty of jobs out there to start.
Suze was planning on coming over today, as in this afternoon, so l took a shorter walk this morning – but she cancelled as her brother was over to do some handyman work for her and what we were planning on doing together was creating a new Walks in Time post about the walks in Sandwich. But the weather is better tomorrow and so, that would be a more suitable day anyway.
This proves to be a good thing also, as l am not feeling 100% today … this week, l have been having to start looking into which parts of my diet ar playing up again? I discovered a new issue with spring onions!! I can no longer digest the white part and must only eat the green! The bread l eat is a gluten free bread and that too is now causing me problems and so with the white part of the onion, removed. I am finding more and more vegetables are having issues with my stomach and digestion of late!!
I have sent off for an intolerance testing again, the last one was in 2016 which was shocking enough as it was, but in the last 12 months my stomach has started to really suffer, so l think it is time to officially see what is causing me issues now. I am starting to fear that as time progresses a diet of water and crackers might be the only way forwards!!
All of these issues make planning a vegetable garden really hard!
Oh well, it could be worse, l could be dead! But then if l was, it wouldn’t really matter what l wasn’t eating, would it? See!! there is always a positive when you look for it!!
Anyway, below are some of the better shots from the various walks from this week and today – hope you enjoy them!