Absolutely - they need to know what they can bite and what they can't. Oh and spiders need to be taught to be useful outside only. That way we can coexist. Ticks, though, they just need to be burned with flame throwers. 😇


Yuck. My walk round the lake today was spoilt by clouds of midges. Horrible little buggers.


Not too bad today, just a bit tender. I'll have to be careful not to do things with that hand too much. Last night I put dressings on, but today just a plaster. Tonight, uncovered, see what tomorrow brings.


Yeah, done that, too. I need to get some new gloves, the ones which are joined together. My pair have worn out. The single ones never come in pairs here, so I end up with one the "wrong" way round, with the pattern on the palm. Consequently I put the glove on my right hand and then proceed to do things with my left, instinctively.


So, last night, I was putting a pizza on the oven rack & the rack slipped. Of course, I decided to grab it with the hand that wasn't wearing an oven mitt. Got some nice blisters on my second finger, right up near the palm of my hand. And a few burns on my index finger. Luckily spending 30 minutes with my hand in a jug of cold water seems to have mitigated the damage. Could have been a lot worse.

No, they left it with the swell closed, so quiet was feasible. Looking forward to the return of full choirs, no masks & a congregation allowed to join in. Aside from the four hymns and an anthem, quite a lot of the normal service is sung: Gloria, Benedictus, Agnus Dei etc, but not at the moment. Still, really good to be back.


Ok, first shift on the organ this morning since the pandemic started… Out of practice - just a bit. Not the old service format, as congregational singing is still illegal, only allowed a choir of six and they have to sing with masks on. Oh and although the organ has been tuned, it's missing its swell pedal, as that's away for maintenance. Just hoping the tuner left the swell closed, not open, or I'll drown out the choir even using the quietest stop. 🤦‍♀

Be better if it was an American Aeropresso card.



Yes, in pretty good working order. I agree, it’s nicely mechanical, has stood the test of time. I believe it’s a 1980s model, so not all that old, as typewriters go. Some of them fetch silly money now, but this cost me £35.


I know. Thought nothing happened so did it again. Hey ho.
yes, a bit of cleaning inside & out will take place, but it’s in fairly good condition really.