Tuesday. All day. And was it not for Bank Holiday New Year's Day on Friday, it would all be behind us. Somehow Christmas and New Year have not been the same in this Covid 2020. 2021 and its vaccination programme can't come soon enough. I sit here, arm-ready, waiting to be called. Outside snow lies on the ground; only a light covering but enough to advertise from here in the warm that this is definitely not a day to venture out with Priscilla. But the Mind Games in The Times wait to test my morning's Brain Power, a pile of new books from Christmas are shouting 'read me', a Pear and Ginger pudding with brandy sauce sits waiting to go into the oven for lunch (the last of my Christmas 'goodies') and there are exercises to be done. And is there anything on TV? I haven't looked yet - but surely there will be something.
It did strike me yesterday just how far things have moved on TV wise. I remember watching the first colour film on television years ago and marvelling at it (just as I did at the first colour photos I took on my little camera) and yesterday I put my feet up after my walk and watched 'Murder on the Orient Express' - an old black and white film it seemed to be filmed in the semi-dark. We do tend to take things like this forgranted now don't we?
I have friends who have hens - not many but enough to provide their needs egg wise. Now all birds have to be shut up because of fowl pest. My friends have taken great care with how they have housed their hens (lucky hens indeed) but I read in today's Times how many folk who decided to keep a few hens during lockdown can't be bothered with them now and have just 'let them go'. I think we need to add the phrase - 'a hen is for life - not just for lockdown' - people are just so thoughtless aren't they? That's my rant for today.
Mind Games and a cup of coffee call (and maybe one Milk Tray from the box one of my carers bought me). And speaking of Carers perhaps I should explain. The Carers I have are private carers, the price they have is negotiated between them and me - I pay their travelling expenses too - they come fully equipped with masks, aprons and gloves which they dispose of when they leave my property and I really cannot fault them. They are good natured, will do anything at all I ask them to do, keep my washing up to date, cater for my every need. Ten out of ten to both of them.