Sunday, April 5, 2020

Staying home!


Hello dear friends, just wanted to say that even though I have not been blogging much, you have all been very much in my thoughts.
So sad what is going on all around the world and really hope that they can get this under control and eradicate it.
 
Here we have completed week 1 of the lockdown and must say how strange it has all been.
The Island is very quiet and often all you can hear is the bus driving by, with not a soul on it, most of the time. A lot of people are out walking to get some exercise and we have been lucky as the weather has been sunny and bright.
Wearing disposable gloves, and having to queue to get into the supermarket, and having the 2 metre gap between the next person. We are slowly trying to get used to the new normal, in these unsettling times.
Staying at home is making me think so much about the house, and making it cosy now that Autumn is here and days will soon get cooler. We have been working on our daughters bedroom and a good time to be doing that. My husband is able to work from home, which he is actually enjoying not having to commute over on the ferry.



Even our pets are not enjoying this time and feel unsettled. We walk Bluebell around the block as sadly the beach where she normally goes to play with her puppy friends, is out of bounds.

Lucky enough to catch the sun rise on our early morning walk a few weeks back, so miss this. 
Daylight saving started this weekend, so that takes a little adjusting to.

Today was bath day for her and we even managed to give her a trim, as she was starting to look a little on the unkempt side.
At the end of the day when this is all over, we will have a greater appreciation for all we have.

Do take care, stay safe and well
hugs
Carolyn

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  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    Let's hope things will be back to normal soon; whatever that will be.
    Very strange times indeed and it feels awkward for being out with all the restrictions.
    We stay put as much as possible, except for some medical appointments that must go on.
    Biking is another thing you can do... not much traffic!
    Yes, Bluebell no doubt misses her puppy friends as pets also socialize.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Many thanks Mariette and I hope that you and Pieter are staying well and safe. Yes, they are strange times.
      I would be riding my bike but sadly it has a flat tyre so need to wait until it can be fixed.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  2. Hello, week three of self-isolation for us. We've been lucky to get food deliveries two weeks out of the three where lots of people are still struggling to find delivery slots. We walk a lot, exercise at home if we don't walk, reading, sorting photographs into albums (years since we did that) and spending lots of time on social media both talking to friends and reading blogs. Thank you for your blog, keep well and safe.

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    1. Thanks very much Barbara and good that you are able to get food deliveries. It is a big wait here, so my husband has ventured out with his disposable gloves to buy groceries. Interesting talking to friends and doing all those things that we have never got around to getting done. It is like that here too.
      Stay safe and well and thanks for your kind visit.
      hugs
      Carolyn

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  3. Lovely to see a post from you and to know you are all ok in the lock down. Our pets can't understand why we are home so much! We haven't had a chance to do many jobs around the house in the past 2 years so there is plenty to do at the moment. We too have had lots of sunshine, it's going to feel very different when it is wet and miserable. Take care and stay safe. Sarah x

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  4. Thank you very much Sarah and so lovely to hear from you again.
    Hope you and your family and sweet doggie and cat are safe and well. Yes, a good time to get around to doing many things about the house, we hope to also.
    Keep well and safe
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. Yeah ..such a strange time...week three here...and I am ok....so sad sitting home alone with Leaf..missing my friends arround me....I hope I will see them soon...stay safe...love Ria 💕🙏🍀

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  6. hi Ria,

    Yes, it is a strange time and we miss our friends and family also. Stay safe and thanks for your kind visit.
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. I'm very glad to read your new post. Take care and be sage.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and yes, we do need to take care at this time. You take care and stay healthy.

      hugs
      Carolyn

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  8. Yes it will be a different Easter this year...but the weather is lovely and there is much to do in the garden! Take care now!
    Love from Titti

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    1. Thank you Titti and hope you had a pleasant Easter.
      Yes, always something to do in the garden here too.
      Stay safe and well
      hugs
      Carolyn

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  9. Happy Easter dear Carolyn, I hope you are well. I love your photos here, they are beautiful. Take care,
    Blessings,
    Penny

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    1. Thank you Penny and so lovely to have a visit from you and thanks for the kind words.
      Take care
      hugs
      Carolyn

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  10. I hope you had a lovely Easter, Carolyn. We've been inside for four weeks now, surreal.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia and hope you had a lovely Easter too.
      It is surreal what is going on, we are on our third week.
      Stay well and safe
      hugs
      Carolyn

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  11. Lovely photographs.
    Sending my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Thank you Jan and sending my best wishes back to you.

    x

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  13. My dear friend Carolyn, I was thinking about you today so I thought I’d pop on by to say hello and see how you were doing. Hope you are well. It’s been a bit of an adjustment getting use to the new normal but it’s so important to do our part and stay home. These are certainly strange times we are living in but hopefully soon it will all be behind us. Please stay safe. Miss you.

    ❤️Ana

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  14. Thank you dear Ana, and so lovely to hear from you.
    Yes, it is strange times, but hopefully won't be too long and we will all come out of this soon. We go to Level 2 tomorrow, so a few more chances to get out and do a little more.
    Take care and stay well Carolyn x

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