When you get to my age tiny changes loom large. The change to a new blogger seemed to be going so well and I was quite proud of myself until today when I wanted to put on today's post and suddenly found that clicking on 'new post' was not enough to get me there. I tried it a dozen times, to no avail, rang my son to ask him to come on 'at his end' and try talking me through it. He was just cooking the evening meal and said he would ring me back after they had eaten. I came back into my computer room determined to try one last time and lo and behold I spotted an orange blob in the bottom right hand corner. When I hovered over it up came 'create a new blog' - I clicked on it and here I am. So I feel rather pleased that I have done it myself, but it does rather beg the question - why do all these companies have to keep changing things when everything is running smoothly? I sometimes think it is just to find something for somebody to do. The last time was when e mails were completely changed and for about a fortnight I would come on to e mails wondering whether or not I was going to remember how to send one. Now, of course, I can't remember the old format and am quite used to the new one.
It was a great surprise this morning to draw back the curtains and see that it was pouring with rain. The weather forecast had told me that the week was going to build up slowly until tomorrow, when it would be the hottest day so far this year. Now, at half past seven in the evening, the sun is out and it is a gentle summer's evening. So I shall wait and see what tomorrow brings.
My hair day meant an early trip to the Hairdresser in the pouring rain but I was able to park quite near, so only a short walk with my stick (I can't take Percy to help me because I can't lift him into my car).
Then it was down to the Medical Centre for my annual Cardiovascular tests - blood pressure, blood sample taken, short discussion with the practice nurse about the general state of my health. Then it was home again - exhausted from two walks and the effort involved. I cooked myself a bit of lunch (chicken stir fry with broccoli, spinach, mange tout and red pepper served with rice, which I managed to spill all over the kitchen floor - just the rice) and then put my feet up for a couple of hours. Outside the Medical Centre I had a chat with a lady who had a Mobility Scooter - she was delighted with it and urged me to get one. I am considering it but just think it would be the last ditch stand gone - I would have absolutely no need to walk anywhere outside and this would not be good for my limbs.
The news about Covid is quite worrying again isn't it as cases begin to increase again in some parts? Sometimes I think this will be the shape of things to come for a long time yet. I must say that on the whole people round here seem to be observing social distance rules but as more and more folk come into the Dales for their annual holidays things might well change. I am certainly trying to keep out of the town altogether apart from going to the hairdressers and her salon in on the periphery of the town.
Well that's about all the news for today folks. See you all tomorrow.