Peering through the hedge by happypat

Peering through the hedge

Sheep eating fodder beet on our nephews farm.
The fence is a bit clearer than the sheep sadly! The perils of an older iPhone!

I shaped myself this afternoon & took myself off for a proper walk.
The first time I have been out of the house & immediate area for two weeks...it felt strange.

After our evening meal we were going to go & do a proper shop at Booths. I suddenly thought perhaps we’re not allowed to go in two’s so in the end I went on my own.
I had forgotten how hard shopping is.... putting in the trolley, putting on the belt, putting in the basket, lifting in the car & finally getting it out & packing away at home.
Didn’t help that I didn’t push my card in far enough...seized the card machine up & eventually they decided I should unpack it all & put it through again. Four bags of it...it’s now all sitting in the utility room until morning! Except for frozen stuff of course!

Three good things:
1. So good to have something in the fridge!
2. I have finished my so so book at last!
3. I got the outside cushions out & sat in the sun for half an hour!
Ooh shopping.kids doing ours. ..it's is quite hard work..I hate it ..sat in the sun too..been working slowly through one for of the sheds..John having a little fire tonight.
April 6th, 2020  
@brennieb Yes our daughter & our neighbour have been doing ours but really thought I should get myself moving now we’re out of quarantine...keeping local & i went at a very quiet time.....it was a doddle really & so nice to do our own shop. Won’t need to go again for two weeks except for milk & eggs. Good time fir a fire...we have a massive one ready to light.
April 6th, 2020  
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Nice shot, Pat. The "fodder beet" drew my attention. Almost has the same pronunciation as our "voeder bieten"
April 6th, 2020  
Oh that sounds like a bit of a day!!! I do understand though as I felt a bit anxious when we were going to Inverurie on Saturday. I wondered about two of us going but actually it was ok. We had to wait for two people to come out before they let us in but it was fine. And yes it was a good feeling at the end of the day.
Enjoy your fire....wish we had one xx
April 6th, 2020  
I am so pleased I live in a rural area right now. At least I can have a walk (or a cycle ride) each day.
April 6th, 2020  
Nothing like been able to do your own proper shopping and as you say a good shop will last a fortnight but for eggs and milk . Gary manages our basics , but fortunately I have adequate supply of meat in the freezer at the moment - as I do not know what he would bring me !! Gary had not been able to get any disinfectant but while having a chat with my neighbour Vera this afternoon - she is working from home - I mentioned this and she popped indoors and got me a bottle she had bought - should be nice "Honeysuckle perfumed " ""
April 6th, 2020  
@gijsje @sarah19 @ellida @beryl

Thank you all....it’s worrying times...was shocked to hear Boris is intensive care, he’s looked ill for days! Yes it’s good to get your own things, family have been excellent but there’s nothing like having a browse yourself!
April 6th, 2020  
All the over 70's are not allowed to shop here, Pat! Thought it was the same in England - had to self isolate for 12 weeks, I thought I read!
There looks to be plenty of food here for the sheep - is fodder beet the same as turnips?
April 6th, 2020  
Yay for grocery shopping. I’ve been order8ng it and just picking it up but some would not have been what I chose!
April 7th, 2020  
What an exciting day you had for your first outing.

It is quite a performance at our supermarkets too. First our hands are squirted with hand sanitizer by the staff, then we are given a trolley that has been wiped down with sanitizer. We have to stay 1.5 metres apart when walking down the aisles. The number of customers in the shop are limited at any one time. When we get to the self service checkout it is wiped down between each customer.

I had to go to the bank yesterday too and the queue was right up the shopping centre. Only 4 people were allowed in the bank at any one time and we had to stand on circles marked on the floor to show where 1.5 metres apart was. It took 20 minutes to get served and I think the person in front of me was planning on hoarding her cash, she took out $7000.
April 7th, 2020  
@onewing Wow that’s a lot of money...does she know something we don’t? 😳. We are waiting for the bank to ring us for an appointment!
April 7th, 2020  
@maggiemae Yes we are allowed to shop, one at a time but they don’t advise it for over 70’s if possible. Both Harry & I are well & don’t like putting people out so picked my time & did our own....we won’t be shopping again for two weeks! We can go out for exercise for an hour so will be off on my walk again today!
April 7th, 2020  
I love the view... and don't mind at all that the sheep feel slightly in the distance :) I have finished a so-so book as well... a long one :} Glad you can get out, fingers crossed things will be better in 2 weeks when the shopping runs out....
April 7th, 2020  
Great capture
April 7th, 2020  
Shopping is so much more complicated now! I hate going. Feel vulnerable out there as so many people seem to have this virus without exhibiting any symptoms. What a joy it will be to just walk into a shop and browse again one day eh? And do it together!
April 7th, 2020  
@casablanca Yes indeed, Harry loves shopping since he retired...I could never get him in a shop then but these days he loves browsing & then going for a coffee, simply things we will never take for granted again!
April 7th, 2020  
Looks like sugar beet!
April 7th, 2020  
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