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FlyingHandbag Fri 31-Jul-20 23:36:08

Hi all,
I lazed around the house until around 3 o'clock when I jumped up and rushed to get ready to visit some relatives (I had decided I wasn't going because of my chronic pain and then had a last minute change of heart).

I had a lovely day, I sat in the paddling pool as it was quite warm, had a barbecue, and a silly quiz where if you got the answer wrong, you got soaked, I went with a full face of makeup and came back with none on from the pool! I also got some lovely photos for my album and made some fun videos with one relative!

It was a lovely day and I feel very glad I changed my mind.

What did you do? X

FlyingHandbag Fri 31-Jul-20 23:42:16

Oh I also meant to say that the heavens opened up so that was why we went into the house when the photos and videos was took and there was a brief thunderstorm which made me a bit nervous. X

B9exchange Fri 31-Jul-20 23:55:38

Cleaned the bathrooms, utility and downstairs loo (left DH to do kitchen, bedroom and living room), shortened sleeves on a new fleece (ridiculous in this weather, but needed doing for week away next week) Made a special mask for church, very thin and loose as a protest, I cannot see the point when you can sit for hours in a crowded bar without one! Did my work for the hospice, then went to natter with friends in their garden, over a glass or two of wine.

Sounds like you had a wonderful day FlyingHandbag, I am so glad you changed your mind too!

Bellanonna Fri 31-Jul-20 23:55:45

Sounds as though you enjoyed yourself FH. It often happens that going somewhere we didn’t really want to turns out to have been fun in the end. I envy you your getting soaked. It was 36° here and I would have appreciated that.

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 00:14:11

B9exchange

Cleaned the bathrooms, utility and downstairs loo (left DH to do kitchen, bedroom and living room), shortened sleeves on a new fleece (ridiculous in this weather, but needed doing for week away next week) Made a special mask for church, very thin and loose as a protest, I cannot see the point when you can sit for hours in a crowded bar without one! Did my work for the hospice, then went to natter with friends in their garden, over a glass or two of wine.

Sounds like you had a wonderful day FlyingHandbag, I am so glad you changed your mind too!

Thanks for your lovely message! Did you enjoy making your mask? I'm sure it's lovely. Thanks for all your hard work in the hospice. X

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 00:16:15

Bellanonna

Sounds as though you enjoyed yourself FH. It often happens that going somewhere we didn’t really want to turns out to have been fun in the end. I envy you your getting soaked. It was 36° here and I would have appreciated that.

I really did enjoy myself! It wasn't that I didn't really want to go, I didn't feel up to it. 36!! That must have been awful, it was only around 23° (I'm not sure as I didn't look at the weather) and I did feel a bit funny about the heat. X

PinkCakes Sat 01-Aug-20 00:52:30

I was off work today, and it was my eldest son's birthday, so I saw him, with his children. I gave him his presents (2 books, Next gift card, toiletries and a backpack he wanted). We went to a nice pub for some lunch and then to a park, where the GC rode their bikes. Then we got some ice creams, then went to my house for a while. My husband came home from work, then we all had tea and cake. I took them all home later, and I made a salad for tea. Before all that, I'd done 3 lots of washing and got it all dry.

tanith Sat 01-Aug-20 07:27:07

Not much, my usual walk early, picked over my runner beans found loads hiding, sat outside for a while but then retired to the cooler front of the house with the ceiling fan on and windows open.

Lisagran Sat 01-Aug-20 07:30:43

Some of my grandchildren have been asked by school to keep a diary of what they’ve been doing in the school holidays........

farview Sat 01-Aug-20 07:41:23

Well yesterday I was looking forward to four of my grandchildren spending the day here,had baked cakes etc..sorted out garden toys and games..then woke up to the news that we had gone into lockdown from midnight...so had a very weepy day...I do understand it had to be done...but it still is so hard...

DanniRae Sat 01-Aug-20 07:57:31

Yesterday it was so hot here that I, mainly, stayed in the coolest room - my sitting room.
My eldest daughter made a surprise visit, which was nice, to have a cuppa and a chat.
I had the podiatrist visit later as I am having problems with my toe healing after nail surgery. It's been over 4 weeks and still not right hmm
Have a good day today Everyone!

rubysong Sat 01-Aug-20 08:39:09

Had a meeting with architect about our proposed extension to remove the back porch and give us a utility room and a sun room opening off the (small) dining room so we can open it all up when we have extras for meals. Finished off face coverings I have made for DS2 and DGF. In the afternoon I collected an old laptop we have been having upgraded to Windows 10 so it can be used for Zoom etc. Then printed out church newsletters and delivered to three neighbours who don't have email. Delivered a birthday card to a friend and collected takeaway fish and chips from the pub for us and for a friend and her husband who had been shielding. Busy day. Quieter today. Walk in the woods, wash a heap of flower pots, cook a meal, maybe some sewing, glass of something, bed.

B9exchange Sat 01-Aug-20 08:40:11

Thank you FlyingHandbag (trying and failing to think of a shortened version!) yes, I do enjoy sewing, but that that one could have been said to have been sewn in frustration! grin

I have a dress cut out, but it will have to wait for a week before I can complete it.

We had a surprise invite last night to the supercareful DiL, DS and family for today to go in their garden and play table tennis. This is progress! smile

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 11:58:27

Lisagran

Some of my grandchildren have been asked by school to keep a diary of what they’ve been doing in the school holidays........

Oh that's nice! Have you been helping them?smileX

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 11:58:44

B9exchange

Thank you FlyingHandbag (trying and failing to think of a shortened version!) yes, I do enjoy sewing, but that that one could have been said to have been sewn in frustration! grin

I have a dress cut out, but it will have to wait for a week before I can complete it.

We had a surprise invite last night to the supercareful DiL, DS and family for today to go in their garden and play table tennis. This is progress! smile

That sounds great! X

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 12:21:05

farview

Well yesterday I was looking forward to four of my grandchildren spending the day here,had baked cakes etc..sorted out garden toys and games..then woke up to the news that we had gone into lockdown from midnight...so had a very weepy day...I do understand it had to be done...but it still is so hard...

Oh how sad! That sounds like a terrible thing to wake up to. X
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B9exchange Sat 01-Aug-20 12:26:32

Farview I really feel for you, I do hope you will be able to have them round very soon. Plan the next one in a few weeks, you need to have something to look forward to. And if the cakes won't freeze, I am sure you will find some very happy neighbours to give them to. flowers

farview Sat 01-Aug-20 13:34:56

Thank you FlyingHandbagand B9exchange...
Dropped the cakes off at grandchildrens houses (on the doorstep)
Chin up now...there will be another day with them all 🦋

B9exchange Sat 01-Aug-20 13:41:57

There will indeed. Then you can make more cakes, and they will have had double the joy! smile

BBbevan Sat 01-Aug-20 13:42:18

We went food shopping for the first time since lockdown. We have had a Sainsbury’s delivery regularly since then. We went to Lidl very early. A good experience but no obvious safety measures around the shop. Luckily not many people there. For Wales,where wearing a face covering is not mandatory , a far number of people were masked

lemongrove Sat 01-Aug-20 13:42:19

FlyingHandbag

Bellanonna

Sounds as though you enjoyed yourself FH. It often happens that going somewhere we didn’t really want to turns out to have been fun in the end. I envy you your getting soaked. It was 36° here and I would have appreciated that.

I really did enjoy myself! It wasn't that I didn't really want to go, I didn't feel up to it. 36!! That must have been awful, it was only around 23° (I'm not sure as I didn't look at the weather) and I did feel a bit funny about the heat. X

Where are you? It was one of the hottest days on record!

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 13:43:22

I'm not sure what the temperature was at all, I was guessing 23° but I'm now thinking it was more. X

lemongrove Sat 01-Aug-20 13:51:38

Even up in Manchester it was around 30C and in the South in some places 37C.

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 14:17:51

lemongrove

Even up in Manchester it was around 30C and in the South in some places 37C.

I really have no idea what temperature it was as I didn't check it. I was too busy enjoying myself. X

FlyingHandbag Sat 01-Aug-20 14:19:53

Oh, a quick google shows it was 30° but it didn't feel like that, possibly because I was in the paddling pool. X