Friday 2nd April 2021 to Thursday 8th April 2021
The weather has been dry and occasionally sunny so I’ve been tramping the lanes, fields and footpaths of Surrey a lot lately and as well as shifting a bit of lockdown weight it’s been great to watch as Spring gathers speed…
The pond at Godstone
it wouldn’t be spring without the Primroses
or the Wood Anemones
Belted Galloway cattle on Colley Hill
Speedwell down amongst the meadow grass
the sand of Buckland meets the chalk of the North Downs
Blackthorn – flowers before leaves…
Hawthorn – leaves before flowers
Coal-tax post on the North Downs
wild Damson flower
Pulmonari – Soldiers & Sailors
Buckland Pond with a towered barn and a Union Jack
Leigh Mill Pond near Godstone
Great Horsetail – not so great if it’s in your garden!
Shag Brook near Wonham Mill
Non-essential shops and cafés open up on Monday and I’m looking forward to a pint and a pastie 😀
Friday 26th March 2021 to Thursday 1st April 2021
A wet and cold start to the week but the sun came out for UnLockdown Day!
We had a trip to Brighton 😀
A nice walk along the front
the remains of the West Pier
It’s just great to get out of Reigate!
the i360 parked at the top
It wasn’t busy at all…
We had lunch from a chippy on the beach 😀
fabulous curry and chips from the Regency 5/5
Obviously we couldn’t go to the seaside and not have an ice cream
it had to be chocolate!
Can’t wait for the shops and cafés to open on 12th April 😀
Friday 19th March 2021 to Thursday 25th March 2021
Last week of the lockdown and I can’t wait to get out and about 😀
not much happening in Reigate
The weather has been dry so I’ve had a few nice local walks
the windmill on the golf course
sunset over the lake
Tuesday was a year on from the 1st lockdown. I think the kindest thing I can say about Boris is that he means well, 4/10. As for Matt Hancock, he strikes me as a man who finds it difficult to find his own arsehole most mornings, 0/10.
I think that’s BSL for ‘buffoon’
Friday 12th March 2021 to Thursday 18th March 2021
A cold and wet week.
going for a walk was a little challenging
But the flora says spring is on its way!
Sunday I had a quick trip up to Manchester to drop Lily off; bored of Reigate she wants to see the bright lights!
Manchester has changed a lot since I was a boy
What on earth are they up to in Europe with this vaccine? First they take months to sign a contract, then they are surprised they are at the back of the queue, then they won’t use it cause it’s no good, then they have a 3rd wave so decide it is good after all!
I think anyone whose booked a summer holiday in Europe is going to be disappointed. I am not too confident we’ll get away in October; it’s a complete cake and arse party.
Friday 5th March 2021 to Thursday 11th March 2021
The week started off cold and grim.
We only had one day of decent weather
But things weren’t all bad…
there was a great day for Manchester United…
and a great day for Britain
Friday 26th February 2021 to Thursday 4th March 2021
A cracking start to the week weatherwise so I had a lovely walk up Boxhill.
The Sussex Weald from the viewing point at Boxhill
The week got better when I got my COVID vaccination invite 😀
The British one too, no of your foreign muck!
Friday 19th February 2021 to Thursday 25th February 2021
Nelly is back home!
Since last June starting Nelly has been a bit of a hit and miss affair. More miss than hit lately. The RAC man thought it was the battery and replaced it twice. It turned out the solenoid was physically lose.
100% ready for lockdown to be lifted
Boris has spoken and he says the stay at home law will end on 29th March and probably from the 12th April pubs and restaurants with outdoor tables can open 😀
So it looks like Devon & Cornwall in June & July is on 😀 😀
Cfor’s still taking lockdown in his stride
Friday 5th February 2021 to Thursday 11th February 2021
The week started off lovely and bright and I even had a ride on Zippy 😀
but by Sunday it was bloody freezing again with a bitter wind as storm Darcy swept in.
Then the snow came…
turns out Snowdrops don’t really like the snow
Cfor doesn’t worry about the snow
he takes it all in his stride
Friday 29th January 2021 to Thursday 4th February 2021
Week god knows what of this lockdown and the weather is wet wet wet! I’m so bored I’m doing DIY…
Meanwhile in the woods…
the bluebells have got their boots on
The EU vaccine fiasco goes from bad to worse, now they want to buy some Russian vaccine! What an utter shambles. If they don’t sort themselves out PDQ then I think our chances of getting over to Europe this year will be very slim. I’ve booked a couple of months in Devon & Cornwall starting at the end of May, we should be out of lockdown by then.
Boris has had the pair of them 😀
Friday 22nd January 2021 to Thursday 28th January 2021
A beautiful start to the week…
The first blue skies in weeks
But they didn’t last long…
stopping by the woods
With the EU cocking up their COVID vaccine orders it looks highly unlikely we’ll get to Europe any time this year 🙁 Hopefully once all the old & infirm have been vaccinated here they’ll start opening businesses up and we can spend a month of two enjoying the Cornish rain!