Its all starting to feel a bit like Groundhog Day. My Cabin Fever has been made worse by the fact I can't walk very far at the moment or stand for long periods of time. I have bought some foot supports for my trainers but there is no quick fix other than for rest.
Before I get up most mornings I scan the news headlines in the various papers and have a quick read. Of course most of the headlines this morning were to do with COVIDIOTS as a result of the warm weather. Officers in Devon said Parking Wardens ran out of tickets as people from all over descended on their beaches, parking illegally and blocking footpaths completely.
People lay cheek to cheek on packed sun filled sands while others sipped beer brought to them by a waitress wearing a PPE face shield and gloves. Queues formed outside stalls serving ice-cream and drinks. I don't want to be a party pooper but has the sunshine made people forget what is happening in the UK? Has safe distancing hit the scrap heap? Where are all these people going to the toilet I ask myself, after all there are no public toilets open. Outings for any household at the moment can only last as long as your bladder! Of course anyone on the beach can walk into the sea for a wee as it eventually ends up there anyway. But what about all the others, where are they urinating? Will this spread the disease?
Rant over. I bought some compost from Aldi a while ago and it was useless. Most of the seedlings came up but their growth stunted before they eventually died. So I've had to do a quick start on lots of things by putting the seeds in damp tissue. Its almost always successful. One they rooted they went into trays with better compost. My toms are behind but I'll just have to purchase a couple of mature plants for an earlier crop. Everything else isn't to bad and I'm really pleased with the beetroot, my favorite crop. I looking to get some stuff in the ground at the weekend. It will have to be protected against birds and of course BERTIE!
Boy it was hot yesterday, what a day to work in the garden! Mad dogs and Englishmen. I filled a storage box with cold water and I rested my weary foot every now and then, and it was heaven. We did have a lunchtime siesta.
Bertie also had a dip to cool him off. He will have to be clipped very short now the weather is getting warmer. The windows and doors were been open wide all day and the blinds drawn but it was still very warm last night. I think I may have to change to the summer 4 tog duvet sooner rather than later.
We are off to our daughters shortly, she isn't home but we are taking delivery of a skip that we are also using. The local tip opened this week but its chaos apparently. So we will go with our trailer fully laden and put it in the skip along with the pile of rubbish on her front lawn. Back shortly with a progress report on the garden. Tx