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Nothing happened again today. It was glorious.

I could get used to this lockdown stuff. I’m not only idle, I’m idle by order of the Prime Minister and he’ll pay me to do nought. I can’t visit anyone, no-one can visit me and the roads are as quiet as Christmas morning. The weather is lovely, we have food and booze enough for now. I am content.

The girl in the picture is Chel. She followed me around all day. Whenever I swept stuff into a pile, she’d run over and scatter it again, looking for delicious bugs, grubs and worms.

Happy Maundy Thursday, everyone. First the first time anyone knows, the Maundy money has gone out by mail.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 10, 2020, 1:12 am

Among the 188 people honoured was 101-year-old Thomas Brock from Sunbury-on-Thames, the oldest active bellringer in the world.

Having rung the bells at his local church, St Mary’s, since the age of seven, he has only ever missed a service during the Second World War, when he was a prisoner of war.

Interesting that this tradition didn’t transfer to the colonies…

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: April 10, 2020, 11:21 am

What? No photoshop of the Queen in a chicken shirt?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 10, 2020, 11:49 am

With a bait carton of red earthworms, you could probably train your chickens to do tricks!

Comment from Zoomyn
Time: April 10, 2020, 5:13 pm

hmnnn, forgive my off-topic forwardness please…

To better honor those isolated sacrifices peoples world-wide are throwing themselves at – would not an Sweasle AM and PM daily blog update schedule, complete with those award-winning weasleview® photos, meet well dilemas we now face?

This would keep sweasle a fully employed weastizen worthy of her parliments allowance! And give me, errr…, us and excuse to click early and often on her blog.. .

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 10, 2020, 6:52 pm

For a minute there I thought a Nigerian Prince was going to offer to cut us in on a Covid-19 cure if we’d only send our bank account information to him to verify we’re not Russian bots.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 10, 2020, 7:05 pm

For shutins living vicariously through us other assorted imaginary friends or Russian Bots.

We just returned from a mercy mission deliver of MrsDurned’s Banana Bread to a poor shut in ‘world’ vice president in Westlake.

Sigh – at least THIS time we kept a loaf for ourselves so I really can’t complain AND it got us out of the house.

Comment from Drew458
Time: April 10, 2020, 8:36 pm

Ooh, I love me some good banana bread. And banana pancakes. And banana pie. Grrr, and yes, we have no bananas at the food store today.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 10, 2020, 9:13 pm

Oh, Zoomyn, you sadly underestimate how lazy I am.

I love banana bread, too. Also, I know *alllll* the words to “Yes, We Have No Bananas”.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 10, 2020, 10:02 pm

Do you know the words to “the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga?”

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