Sunday, 4 October 2020

Week 40 One Daily Positive - A weekend at the beach

I downloaded the NHS track and trace app and checked in with it everywhere I went over the weekend. I think it's a great idea, I'd rather know if I've been to a place where I could've been infected with the virus to ensure I don't pass it onto anyone else, more vulnerable than me.

I find it weird how some people think it's violating their human rights FFS. I give away more info in a tweet and this blog post than I've given on the app. I didn't check in on social media while I was away as I'd rather not alert potential burglars to an empty house.

Had 2 weeks of fun and games with our shipping company, they promised a date of September 10th for a container, this week I discover though the container has been loaded (they sent me a photo) the ship it sails on doesn't arrive into Jebal Ali until this Thursday, sailing again for the UK the following day and due to arrive on November 7th. This somewhat messes up my plans for my return to Dubai, but I'll just have to work around that. 

271 Sunday Off to the beach at Brean Sands early, was really quiet. Bob ran off lead, we walked 6+ miles, picnic breakfast at the back of the car and then off into Weston Super Mare for lunch. It was heaving, groups of more than 6, so I drove right along the beach front and up to the old pier where I parked up and Bob and I walked as far as the Grand Pier along the coastal paths, then back towards the car, stopping for sausage and chips at an outside cafe.


272 Monday Up early and stopped for a coffee at Sedgemoor services, I drank the coffee in the car. I then parked up in Clevedon and walked the cliff tops for over an hour. Home via Monmouth to Social distance visit the Things in the garden and then coffee with mum in town. Doorstep drop off for the twins also. Home, unpacked, washing machine on and one very happy cat.


273 Tuesday A lazy morning putting things away, blogging and watching TV. I made my first befriending call to a gentleman who lives in a village near by. Guess I"m just a contact point for him, someone to call if he fancies a chat or needs any help that I can then facilitate. In the afternoon my old school friend and her son came for a visit to walk up the Malvern Hills with me and Bob. We've known each other since 1982, we were in the same form at secondary school. We had take away coffee and they stayed for dinner. First time I've met her son and he's 10, don't think she's ever met my kids.


274 Wednesday Click and collect at Asda Gloucester and a social distanced drive by visit to child 1 to drop off some goodies for her at her care home just to see she's ok. Checked in at Starbucks for a social distanced coffee with @SClubBethan who I've known on twitter for 11 years. Got home around 4pm and slept till 7pm as a migraine that has been brewing since Monday finally peaked. I walked Bob at 8pm and kept myself awake until midnight. The winter boots are back out.


275 Thursday Hardly any sleep, migraine still present, meds taken and morning spent in bed with heat pads. Went to the post office to send a parcel to child 3 in Australia, had a take away coffee and came home to mow the lawns and finish edging the border with next door. Evening spent in front of the TV and blogging.


276 Friday I did nothing all day, migraine peaked, it rained all day and I stayed in bed and read and watched TV on the sofa. I did cook for myself, had a bath and put clean pjs on half way through the day. It appears to be my fault it's raining.


277 Saturday Up, dressed, breakfast and out with Bob for a long walk while the rain was lighter. I put the new curtain track up in the conservatory, I don't have the curtains/material I want yet, it'll be a while before I can get up to the markets in Birmingham with the local lockdowns. Evening spent on the sofa watching TV and blogging. These two follow me everywhere, I only went out to the shed to get a screw driver.


On the blog this week:

My Sunday Photo - Gloucester re-imagined

A weekend away with Bob - Staying in the Travelodge with a dog.

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28 comments:

  1. I downloaded the NHS track and trace but haven't really been anyway since I have.
    That is frustrating about the shipping container.
    It sounds like a lovely day out on Sunday and have plenty of fab walks since.
    So sorry about the migraine. It sounds awful. I hope you are feeling better now. x

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  2. Hope your migraine is better soon. Pity Weston was so busy, but at least it sounds like you had a good walk at Brean.

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  3. I haven't downloaded the app yet, though my DH has it on his phone. Weston sounds a bit hellish, with too many groups of people around.
    Sorry to hear you had migraines, hope you're feeling better now. It's always lovely to see Bob and Pushkins. Can you find any fabric for curtains that you like online?

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    1. I found the right material from a visit to Dunelm, they do fab end of rolls at a great price

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  4. I'd love to be able to use the app - my iPhone isn't new enough, I'm getting so fed up with people tutting at me everytime I say that. Brean Sands! what's it like there, we've been meaning to drive out that way for over a year. Sorry to hear the migraines have been so nasty again #366

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    1. Brean sands is great, sadly the area around is a bit 'hen party ish'

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  5. Those winter boots look fab and comfy! I love slightly longer boots!
    Sounds like you and Bob had a fabulous walk on the sands and then a lovely treat after with the sausage and chip - nom nom! :)
    How lovely to meet up with an old school chum! :)
    Oh heck, still a wait yet for the container... hope the time flies by quickly so you can get it all sorted! Hope your migrane has gone now and you are having a lovely week! Sim x

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    1. My old school friend was child 2's wedding photographer, we have kept in touch over the years. Container due in 7th november thankfully

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  6. Lovely to have a weekend away at the beach and to meet up with your school friend. How frustrating that the shipping container is going to arrive later than you thought and sorry to hear that you had a migraine. They’re such horrible things. Hope you are feeling much better now. #project366

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    1. Hopefully I'm all sorted now with the container and I haven't booked any flights yet, migraine is coming and going which is probably more frustrating

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  7. I have the app but have turned it off as don't really go anywhere except the school run. Then have to remember to put the bluetooth on when do go anywhere. Like the winter boots!

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    1. I love my Doc Martins, peter bought them for me last year

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  8. Aww I love the way your cat and dog follow you around everywhere ! I've noticed for the past week or so that every time I go to the toilet, the dog comes and sits on the stairs then follows me back to wherever we were and settles back down - very strange ! France hasn't come up with a Track & Trace equivalent but it sounds like a good idea to me. People seem to be complaining about everything to do with Covid - it's the same with the masks. It's not pleasant having to wear them all day long and I'm happy to take them off after a long day at work, but it's designed to keep us safe after all !

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    1. I've really got no issue with following any rule as long as it's designed to keep me and others safe and the rules are applied to all

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  9. It does make me chuckle when people say they won't use the track and trace app because they don't want to be tracked, yet they have social media, smart phones and probably an alexa or google home. Sorry to hear you have been struggling with migraines

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    1. I know, the irony, complaining on social media also

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  10. It does make me chuckle when people say they won't use the track and trace app because they don't want to be tracked, yet they have social media, smart phones and probably an alexa or google home. Sorry to hear you have been struggling with migraines

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  11. I got my husband to put the track and trace on my phone, did try and put it on my mum's too but it wouldn't work as sadly her phone isn't fancy enough. I think its a great idea too. How sweet of you to make a befriending call, what an adorable idea.

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    1. I had hoped to be doing more during covid to help others, but the local council really hasn't set that much stuff up and they were inundated with volunteers

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  12. I have no idea why some people are so suspicious of the track and trace app, it's for the benefit of us all! #project366

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  13. I downloaded our NHS track and trace. That is frustrating about the shipping container. So sorry about the migraine. They are horrid. I hope you are feeling better xx

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    1. getting there slowly with the migraine although it's not fully going away just yet

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  14. Sorry to hear about the migraine hope you are feeling much better now. Love that Bob follows you everywhere, I also like the fact that you can drive right onto the sand! I wish we could do that here.

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    1. I was hesitant about driving onto the beach especially as that part of the world is notorious for quick sand

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  15. That's a very smart and thoughtful app. Because wearing masks is uncomfortable, it's 'apparently' violating human rights. That looks like a fun day at the beach. Oooo coffee and walking to the cliff tops! Nice to meet up with old friends, that's a cool view of Malvern Hill. Oh no, another migraine... Awww your pets look cute together

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