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.