Thursday, April 9, 2020


A bushwalking friend sent us this joke:

Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lock down! 
Actually, I've just been talking about this with the microwave and the toaster while drinking coffee and all of us agreed that things are getting bad. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. Certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. In the end the iron calmed me down as she said everything will be fine, the situation is not too pressing. The vacuum cleaner was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over! The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn’t say anything but the door knob told me to get a grip. The front door said I was unhinged and the curtains told me to pull myself together.


JL has made friends with two magpies which sing to us every day. This morning he gave them some whole meal bread crumbs:

At sunset, I gave him some chicken and barley casserole:

I spend the afternoons reading my way through some Georges Simenon novels, available as e-books from the library. They transport you away from Covid19 to the seamier side of last century Paris. We really enjoyed Rowan Atkinson in the all too short Maigret series. There are about 70 books, so I shouldn’t run out!

We briefly went outside last night to see the super moon rising. My iPhone is not much good for such a photo, but JL could see a lot more with his binocs:


  1. You have barley? I'm jealous. We ran out just after we got home and I've not been able to find any in the shops yet.

    1. Found some barley dregs in two separate jars in the pantry. JL says he loves this type of food. It reminds him of the frugal days of his childhood.

  2. A beautiful picture of the moon, and that is a lovely rendition of the opinion of our household inanimate objects.