This week lockdown has eased a bit. It’s not really made a difference to what I’m doing. I’m still doing much the same, but depending on how things go, I may look to meet up with some others for a social distanced walk as it would be good to see a few other people.
I’ve found lockdown so far hasn’t been without its positives. I don’t think either H or I have missed his early morning get ups and his commutes to school. Working from home on school work has been very easy for both of us really. H has got a bit bored. It’s a quiet house here because there are just the two of us and I think he’s glad to spend some of the week at his Dad’s to break things up a bit. H has been building a closer relationship with our remaining cat Amber. Amber is an old gentleman of 18 and is a very loving cat. It’s just as well really as the incessant yowling at times gets a bit much. He’s only quiet when he’s sleeping, settled on a lap or similar or eating. It’s a bit wearing, as is his inability to keep his bum inside the litter tray when weeing. I think the problem with the noise is that he is deaf or virtually deaf, plus he might have some dementia.
I’m still reading. The pile on the left are the library books that I had out at the start of lockdown. I’ve read all of those now. The pile in the middle are what I’ve been reading since. I reread the Harry Potter after hearing Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter in a special lockdown video. The remainder are books that our neighbour lent H. Our neighbour is a former headmaster, so they are all good quality books and H is reading some of them especially the Phillip Pullman ones. I can’t resist books that are in the house, so I am reading them too. The pile on the right is more of the books, but the ones that we haven’t got to yet. I have read Northern Lights before, but never got around to finishing the trilogy so I might reread that as part of reading them all. The book in front is a win that arrived this week, so I expect I’ll get to that at some point too.
I had another win this week too. The prize was a £50 Harvester voucher, but as the restaurants are closed currently, I was offered the chance to change for something else instead. I went for a supermarket one. It’s a little dull, but it will be used and it means I’ll spend a bit less. Work is still very slow, so it all helps.
I must be one of the few people who is getting less parcels in lockdown than before. My postman will be wondering what’s wrong. I’m not buying much online to be honest and I’ve not had much to review lately. So it was very pleasant to get these through the post. They will be a nice treat and I will be running a competition to win some soon too.