Sunday 27 June 2021

Normanton On Soar

Normanton On Soar ( meaning Norwegian village on the Soar )is a delightful village . I was there with my husband looking at gravestones tracing his ancestors. And I was taken back what a pretty area it was with a whole hosts of walks to go on another time.

As we sat in the pub Plough Inn garden watching the swift’s dip and turn over the river , we also saw barges tootle by and what a grand life it looks waving to people and a much calmer pace of life . Also there was wild swimmers and a rower. Buzzard and a Heron flew by it was a lovely time even thought it was a tad grey . But that’s the trick to make the best of even a grey day .

The Plough inn has a great sized garden and a comprehensive well priced menu , I shared a Beef baguette and chips with my husband and there was the customary salad on the side .

An interesting feature of that village is the chain link ferry which is one of the last in the country.

Wednesday 16 June 2021

How Are You Feeling A Year And A Bit on From The Start Of The Pandemic

 How I am feeling a year and a bit on from the Pandemic start ?

At the beforePandemic my world did crash down so very much as I had thrown myself into volunteering at a school and I was getting myself out and about . I did the socialising of people when I choose to and I was very much in control of my own life and then the Pandemic felled the playing field for us all.

I remember going shopping in advance of all the Cobra meeting s and then there was the toilet roll chaos , it all seemed so very feral and surreal. As I lugged tins of beans home I thought this will linger on and it has lingered on. I think now I am in a place of we are going to have to live with this virus and masks will be there always now though maybe through choice when the last bit of the restrictions are lifted.Life can be a bit of a pick and mix at times all bit it with a bit of a fluff attached to a sticky sweet , I try and remain positive but it can be tricky at times especially when life throws challenges at us .

Today I have popped into town for a mooch round the charity shops as I love and adore a vintage ramble and I don't half mind quirky stuff.It is a joy to be able to able round still seeing people is a novelty and there is still much leaping out the way as if you're doing the time warp ! 

So how are you feeling a year and a bit on from the start of the Pandemic ?

Sunday 13 June 2021

Be More Bill

Be more Bill I say . Met an 88 year old gentleman on the bus the other today who is just getting out there and living and waking . Bill has lost virtually every friend ( he’s only got one left ) he’s even lost his wife . But Bill still has a smile.
Be more Bill

I decided to take myself on the bus to have a little wonder round Asbhourne which is in the Peak District and it is wonderful to live in such a beautiful county .The freedom that now comes with the roadmap to near normality is wonderful and of course I remain cautious .But I am so so happy to be out and about harmed with my feed and whatever bus or train I choose , I don't drive !

Time is my own now and that is a good thing and it is nice so nice to be able to meet people and the impression they leave will last a lifetime. And that little encounter with Bill has enabled me to tell you about that beautiful human encounter , human encounter however fleeting can be so important. Communication greases the wheel of life and communication does not always have to be verbal , as much as I like people ( at times ) I do also like to be able to get far far away from them.