Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
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Sunday, 5 April 2020
Day 10: Fire is out.
I am probably sounding like a broken record at the moment. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE STAY HOME. It seems despite the government asking people to do the right thing this weekend, people are just not listening. I can seriously see a complete lockdown coming and no one will be allowed out for exercise. You will only be allowed out for essential shopping and medication. If this happens will be because some people, think that none of the restrictions apply to them.
Why I wonder do they feel this way?
Is it because they think they will never get the virus and possibly die?
Is it because they do not like the government, so are just ignoring what is said?
Or is it because they are stupid?
Rant over. It has been a beautiful day. I let the stove go out over night, because we were promised sunshine and warmth. I was not disappointed with the forecast at all, because we had the sunshine and the warmth. It was actually so nice to let the stove go out, because it meant I could give the flue a good seeing to. I always try and give it a sweep once a fortnight when the fire is low, but this morning I gave it a thoroughly good clean out. If the stove stays out, then I will turn my attention to rubbing down the stove and repainting it, but as we may still get some chilly nights, I will hold fire on the painting (excuse the pun).
With the warmth and the sunshine came the throwing open of the doors and letting the fresh air circulate throughout the boat. With this came the birdsong permeating around the boat. The Robin and Wren were in especially good voice throughout the day.
The afternoon is slowly plodding into the evening and there is now a definite chill, Keith has put his fleece on, which means he is already chilly. I am wondering now, whether I should have kept the stove going. I may be relighting the stove later :-).
Please look after yourselves. Stay safe and well.
Pop back soon xx