A lazy Monday

Yet another lazy day in our tranquil barn and garden.

My brother and his dog came to visit us today – this was the first opportunity for us to meet (socially distanced of course) since Christmas.

The dogs certainly enjoyed playing with each other…

The weather has continued to be mixed, but with welcome sun in between the showers.

A lazy Sunday

Rain forecast for today, but so far, it’s remained dry and quite a nice temperature compared to last week.

Rocco and I again struggled to find nice paths to walk on, so a lot of this morning’s walk was on road…

We went to the village pub for lunch, excellent food and beer, and friendly service!

After lunch, we found a geocache on the village green, then back to the barn for a peaceful afternoon.

Clearbrook Barn

A bit of a slow journey here, but not that long really.

The barn is really nice, almost a bit posh to be dog friendly!

Lovely gardens though, with plenty of outdoor seating.

We’re just enjoying our welcome Prosecco whilst waiting for Tesco to deliver our food and drink for the week!

First meal out in a while

Phil and I decided to try out the new restaurant in Orpington.  Called GPO, it is in the building where the Post Office used to be.  We had a good lunch, very tasty burgers.  It was a bit echo-y for old fogies like us, but the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the space has been well laid out.

How one thing can lead to another…

Phil’s bath towels were getting threadbare, so I bought some new ones.

So then, what to do with the old ones?  Well, they can go in with the pet stuff.  Which triggered a sort out of the doggie box, with help from Rocco…

… which, in turn, triggered a sort out of the outside storage box, and the crates of games stuff from the garage.

Very satisfying!

A different kind of Guiding weekend

This weekend, there were two different Guiding events on-line; SammyLand2020, an on-line festival organised by Chislehurst Division, and the GLK Picnic at Home, organised by the County.

To begin the festival, I made a flower crown.  It was too small for me, so I put it on Jingle Bear.  He also then had to have a wristband!  And I thought he should wear a necker for good measure.

One of the activities was making a “peg portrait”.  So here is his:

There were various other videos to watch and join in with over the weekend, and on Sunday Phil’s mother came round for afternoon tea as our picnic, and I continued the creative theme of the weekend by making scones and jam.


Lock Down – Open Up

The banners I made last weekend are now in place on the church fence.  We have invited anyone from the community to add their symbols or messages of Faith, Hope and Love.

If you look closely to the left of the “Hope” banner, you can see that someone has already put a mini wreath there.

And a message has been added by the “Love” banner.

Having tied them to the fence last Wednesday, I stopped while walking Rocco yesterday, to take the photos.

Rocco is hoping I will hurry up and take him home for supper!