Wednesday 13 May 2020

We woke to quite a nice morning, but with plans for the day, we didn’t go out during our lockdown exercise slot. It felt a bit strange having plans!

Lockdown browsing has had some surprising results. We even saw a house that we thought might tempt us to move from Guardamar; not far away, but a short drive inland and with its own pool. With property viewings back on the agenda we decided there was no harm in having a look. Last time we did that just over five years ago, we bought our house!

We loved the property and the idea of a pool was very inviting. Lockdown would have been very different in that house. But, and it’s a big but, that house costs nearly two and a half times what this one is worth so financially it would be a big step up. Subjectively it was wonderful but we know you have to be objective, and by the time we got back home we realised that it wouldn’t offer any more inside space than we have now, and quite possibly it would be slightly smaller. Despite being wowed by the outside space, it’s a no from us. We’ll continue to use our communal pool once it is open again.

As we were away from home, we decided to have lunch out. Quesada Fish & Chips is a great place to go for a taste of traditional British cuisine! I’d go as far as to say it is as good as anything I’ve had in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area. Many of my childhood friends will find that hard to believe. The tables available are on the patio and there are nine in the shade all perfectly spaced for social distancing. The service is excellent and the food is superb. We are more than happy to be able to start putting some money back into the local economy.

I popped into Lidl while Trish sat in the car. We are allowed to travel together but shopping is still an individual sport! Once home, we were very tired and had a long siseta. When I say long, I mean it. We slept for over two hours so we must have needed it.

Feeling revived after our siesta, we took advantage of the early evening sun to go for a walk in the later allocated exercise time slot. We were surprised to see so many people out and about, even on a rural walk. It was lovely though, and much better than getting up before you are ready!

It was home in time for a sandwich made from my cumin and fennel bread which still amazes us with each bite! Then we settled down for a bit of TV. We finished off Unorthodox which, if you can handle lots of subtitles, we highly recommend. It’s strange how Yiddish sounds like a blend of English and German to us. We then started something new: Mrs America. There was a lot of setting the scene so we are still unsure if this tale of 1970s US politics and one woman’s fight AGAINST the Equal Rights Amendment will be our thing or not. Another episode or two and we’ll know for sure.

That was it really. If you are going back to work, just remember to avoid MEN and follow WOMEN.

The weather forecast for the days ahead suggests I will be getting a lie in rather than getting up for a walk or a cycle ride. Stay safe everyone. May your sanity stay in tact and your hands remain sanitised!

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  1. Brilliant! Our lockdown/curfew has just been extended by two more weeks. I love reading the good news from other places. My cousin in Canberra tells me they can have meetings of up to 10 people now, and kids are back to school next week.

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