CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 139 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 8.8.2020

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 10th August 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 139 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Saturday 8th August 2020

We had a tremendous day today. We visited Coddington near Newark, for the day.

Mamma had elected to put wallpaper on our grandson’s new bedroom wall.

Our two grandchildren that live at Coddington have had an upgrade in their bedrooms. Our eldest grandchild of the two in this family has gone up to a much larger bedroom. And our youngest grandson has moved into her old bedroom.

A professional decorator has decorated our granddaughter’s bedroom.

Our grandson’s Dad has painted our grandson’s bedroom and today Mamma has wallpapered it in beautiful star wallpaper, and she has made a superb job on a “scorchio” hot day. Ultra-professional the room looks too.

Meanwhile whilst Mamma worked, I explored the village of Coddington. Down the leafy quiet road edged each side with luxury properties down to the Coddington Primary School lies. That is where our granddaughter goes and our grandson is due to start in September.

Past the school which was locked up and lonely without its pupils. I walked on through the village which is filled with quintessential English cottages. One, the Old Bakery has a beautiful display of red and white petunias. All the gardens are typical English Country Gardens.

The village was quiet and peaceful. Even though it was 1.30pm I saw no one.

The local church stood silently, peacefully alone.

The pub garden of Inn on the Green, a pub we have often frequented in the past was very busy in the hot sun.

I walked back up the main road as far as the A1, with vehicles headed in every direction. Probably not as busy as Saturdays used to be.

I was so hot from the sun pouring with sweat, so I made my way back to see how Mamma was doing. And she had finished,

Back home after our day out, I continued to look for my i-pad. I had not been able to find it for a few days. We had come to the conclusion that on having a good clear out of my office I had picked it up with a load of newspapers and thrown it out.

We had accepted it was going to be an insurance job.

But Mamma had this remote idea that due to the sophistication of the i-pad you may be able to locate it remotely. I did not see that that would work. Although I did find an App to find your i-phone and i-pad, but it did say they need to be turned on and set up. Neither applied to mine.

But I gave it a try on the off chance.

And it worked! The alarm sounded! I found it between two boxes of books and magazines.

It was AMAZING! I could not believe it. What an amazing piece of equipment. I am so impressed.

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION

BEACH BUMS

From whistlefish.com

 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

In life, you need to find a purpose that’s larger than yourself and then dedicate your life to it.

Munmi Sarma

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Coddington Village

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Last week my Doctor told me I was going deaf. I haven’t heard from him since.

LOVE IS…

Love is…a new breakthrough.

5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time to lose your i-pad…A time to find your i-pad with the “Find my i-pad App” and its alarm
  2. A time to have a professional painter and wallpaper…A time to be an amateur painter and wall paperer.
  3. A time to admire the extensive outstanding properties on the leafy walk to Coddington School…A time to admire the quaint Coddington Village cottages and gardens.
  4. A time to visit Coddington Church…A time to visit the Inn on the Green, Coddington
  5. A time for Mamma to decorate…A time for Grandad to walk a round Coddington.

TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE

DAY 126        12 Times – 108 Feet              Cumulative Total 18,711 Feet

 SUMMER TACKLISTING 10th AUGUST 2020

  1. Summer of '69 Bryan Adams 3:58
  2. Here Comes The Sun The Beatles 3:07
  3. In The Summertime Mungo Jerry 3:38

 

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