Day 174 – Reflections on Lock-Down

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Today I seem to have got lots done!

This morning I finished downsizing my belongings in my spare room and started to put the shelves back up – I took them down to paint that room.

Honey and I then ventured across the city to visit Helen on her boat – we got the bus there.  As we walked along the canal I realised how warm it was.  There was a breeze, but there was warmth in the air, so the wind was warm too!

Was good to see the bar Akva was open – using it’s beer garden area for people to sit and have a drink.

After spending some time with Helen, I decided to walk home, to give Honey a walk.

As we headed through the grassmarket, there was such a hive of people enjoying the sun.  Sitting on the grass on the hill above and sitting outside in various bars and restaurants.  It had a European feel to it, with so many people outside and such lovely weather.


Was a lovely walk all the way home and got to explore a part of the city I don’t often go to!

Despite everyone socially distanced outside dining, the crowds gathering listening to some musicians were not socially distanced!

Face-Mask Corner

On our way home, after the grassmarket, I decided to drop in to an Italian Ice Cream parlour to get an ice-cream.  When I was there I suddenly remembered I had no one for Face-Mask Corner, so I asked the lady serving me if I could take a photo of her for it.  She declined, but said I could take a photo of her colleague!

This is getting quite weird asking randoms if I can take a photo of them.


So today we have Alex.

Alex said his friend made his face-mask.



Thanks Alex, for saving the day!!  Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Sunday 🙂


Readers Corner

Only one person in here today, Pat.



Pat posted a comment on Facebook in relation to my response on yesterday’s blog (Day 173), which was responding to his comment on Day 172.  Confused?  I am!

Pat said:

“True Mate And I Enjoy Reading Your Blog…I Am Just SuggestingThat You Take Care Of Yourself And Your Own Health/Mental Health…Stay Safe and Stay Well Mate…☘️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☘️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿”


Thanks for your kinds words, Pat, I’ll bear that in mind.



It Made Me Smile

Nothing in here today 🙁


Music Corner

Helen sent me a message earlier today saying:

“Hi Jim, I was going to share a playlist with you. I watched the 2001 Tomb Raider film last night. And I wanted to listen to the soundtrack today. I’ve got the cd somewhere. And I might even have a cd player somewhere too! So I checked Spotify and this is the first time Spotify has let me down. Only 6 of the 15 songs are available there 😭


So alas no album or music to share here today.  But it’s a thought that counts 🙂

As I come to the end of the blog, I am really tired.  It’s been a busy, but chilled out day.  Honey has spent the evening sleeping on the sofa!

The weather has been great.  Our Indian Summer is here 🙂 – there was a lovely warmth in the air today, which you could feel in the breeze.

Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Jim x