Getting ones Priorities Right…….

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They have just published the latest Retail Sales figures for March.  As to be expected Food Sales at the Supermarkets enjoyed a bonanza.  Not really surprised with all the Panic Buying.

Obviously Toilet Rolls were near the top of the list…… But at the very top was record sales of Beer, Wines and Spirits….yep booze was the priority.

If Sherry is to you liking, then  a barrel or two of Gonzalez Byass finest could be waiting for you in the Bodegas of the Andalusian City, Jerez….

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Is that what they call ‘stock piling’

I guess they could ‘dust off’ a barrel or two for you.

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

1st April

(C) David Oakes 2020

Only 11 more weeks… maybe!

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The start of week 2 of our lockdown and very much a change in the weather.  Cold, dull and also rain.  So it was great to find just a little piece of Spring colour whilst taking our allowed exercise…..Magnolia are rather beautiful and do vary in their exotic shapes. Sadly the blooms do not last for long with heavy rain turning the whites brown.  But fresh and nice today, something to lift the spirits.

As for Buster he is practicing Social Distancing’ ….. Where is everybody?

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Only 11 more weeks to go if it all goes to plan…. When we had our mini heatwave last week and the garden was so welcoming life’s restrictions didn’t seem to bad. However dull wet grey days are going to make it a long 11 weeks

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

30th March

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Gift…….

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Allestree Lake, Derbyshire

I heard various folk on the radio describing their approach to our periods of allowed exercise.  The one that most resonated with me was hearing it described as a Gift.

Indeed it is a gift and a gift we may well not be allowed for much longer.  So each day out in the fresh air with Buster, stretching out our legs is a real bonus.

Today it was cold…. very cold.  A wind straight from the Arctic made it feel much colder than any other day this year. For the first day of British Sumer Time you had to have a chuckle.

It was though still a privilege to wander round the Lake and through the woods.  It also still looks very much like winter, bare stark trees only a few buds swelling. As for that wind…well it did a great job sweeping clean the woodland floor. If we are to be subject to more restrictions then it makes each of these days even more precious….

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Still strange to feel so alone

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

29th March

(C) David Oakes 2020