Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Bits

Outside my solicitors office this morning


When I am not working, home routine has found its own level.
In the morning the girls and I now go down Gypsy Lane which is part bridlepath part livestock path hidden between fields that leads out south Westward of Trelawnyd towards Dyserth.
I make brunch when I return ( in an effort to cut down on one meal a day)
The girls often go to Trendy Carol's in the afternoon for a change of scene, she has a big garden, ideal for galloping around.
Mornings the same Village characters pass by.
Terry from the flowershow microwaves his breakfast when out with his dogs and it's perfectly cooked by the time he gets home
dapper Tim ( bright but not dim) stopped to have a brief chat about humanity and divorce
Pippa from the rectory , Mrs Trellis with her erect bobble hat.
I see them coming down the lane and suddenly find myself sweeping the patio in order to have an excuse to say hello.
I recognise the behaviour in some older, more isolated people of the village, before all this virus thing came forth .....
Note to self to be a little kinder with my time in future.

In Llandudno, the quiet streets have encouraged the mountain goats to come down from the Orme
This morning they have run amok in the buisness side of town ....
How things change when the dominant species hides away for a week!

As you can see from the previous post, I managed to get sorted my own personal protective equipment in the shape of the PAT tested facemask. I saw three people I used to work with on ITU and they all asked if I was going back.
The hospital looks tense and ready for action

Out of the blue, Winnie has some sort of growth on her neck.
I'm not sure if it an abscess or something more sinister
She's booked in for a review under sedation tomorrow

Life goes on

83 comments:

  1. Barbara Anne3:14 pm

    Love your account of what's happening there and that the mountain goats have come to town!

    Hope that growth on sweet Winnie's neck is nothing worrisome.

    Hugs!

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  2. winnie winnie winnie, NOW is NOT the time to get sick! daddy is needed in hospice care. interesting story about the goats.

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  3. The mountain goat in the bushes made me laugh!

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    1. They have run amok in small groups invading gardens and eating hedges

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    2. Today those goats are all over the news here in Canada. People need feel-good stories right now!

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  4. Reminds me of my previous home, whenever I took the dogs out for a walk we passed an old house. There was always an older man out snipping at this terrible overgrown hedge. he would spend hours at it, chatting to everyone going past.
    All year round he kept at it unless it was raining or snowing. Even then some days he'd be out. One day he just disappeared. Eventually we saw the police outside his house, someone had reported not seeing him for a few days. He was found in his bed, dead.
    I often think of him and hope it doesn't happen to me.
    Awful really.

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  5. Great picture lol. I'm hearing many stories about animals wandering the deserted streets of cities.

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  6. I saw a goat on the news and thought of you!

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    1. Only because I knew they were the ones you wrote about recently!!

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  7. I saw the goats at Llandudno on TV this morning. Hope the growth on Winnie's neck is just a treatable abscess. So pleased that you managed to get your own PPE sorted. All our thoughts and prayers are with our wonderful NHS.

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    1. Hattie, from the village shall gas hers this week too, I've just seen her in choir meeting x

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  8. Yikes! Beelzebub in carnate !!

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  9. I have no idea how to microwave food. I thought it was instant; how come he can go out and leave his breakfast to cook while he takes his dogs out? Does he just go to the gate and back?

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    1. I think he lets it cool a bit and has got it down to a fine art

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  10. Do you know how Mrs Trellis makes her bobble hat erect?

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  11. oh, John, your day sounds so sweet. I love the photo of the goat - one of my fave pets. when my boys were little each of them had a baby goat to take care of. they were bottle fed & the boys used to laugh at their antics so much. your place is just absolutely heavenly. I am envious; not jealous. You deserve living there. Hugs.

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    1. Well I could do without Winnie being poorly

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  12. i too saw the goats on the news - they're taking over the world, which may not be so bad a thing.
    But, oh Winnie. What worries you give us.

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  13. Hopefully it may be a wart John or possibly a fatty lump that some dogs get-if it was more sinister I would of thought it would have been there for longer and it would have been obvious x

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  14. Anonymous5:02 pm

    "sweeping the patio...I recognize the behavior... note to self...be a little kinder with my time in the future"

    Wonderful response, so empathetic and compassionate, so you, John.

    May Winnie, you&all in your household fare well, - Mary

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  15. In New Orleans the rats have come out in droves. Goats sound better!

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  16. The "dominant species" need to know this is not just their planet. And show respect to them and all.

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  17. I saw that about the goats on the news. Crazy! I like them from afar but I think I'd be really annoyed if they ate my garden. I hope Winnie's growth turns out to be nothing!

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  18. Blimey, that looks like a pretty heavy-duty, impregnable mask. It's scandalous that so many health workers still aren't getting the PPE they desperately need.

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    1. These masks have to be tested and fitted to you by a trained person, that's the problem with them, they just can't be put on

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  19. I thought it was your latest addition to the family? Winnie I know is a diva, but this is not the time to get something horrible. Hope all is well with her tomorrow.

    LX

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  20. I hope Winnie's lump is not serious, John.

    Do those goats butt the unwary? Those look like heavy duty horns on that fellow in the picture!

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    1. They've bashed cars in the hospice car park

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    2. I wonder if that's covered by insurance!

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  21. I love your "note to self" and I thank you for the reminder. xox

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    1. After this terrible time, we all need to pose notes to selves

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  22. prayers for your Winnie -<3

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  23. I love the mountain goat. He knows what he's doing. I hope Winnie is okay. Age brings lumps and bumps and I hope hers is not serious. xx

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  24. Like you John I'm an exhausted MHS worker. I'm lucky enough to still have my lovely mum who is in her eighties and I'm shopping for her too as she does as instructed and stays home. As a frequent visitor to Llandudno throughout my life I know the town well and when I saw the goats earlier it cheered me up so much to see them running around places I knew. It gave my husband and I such a laugh. Much needed at this time. I hope Winnie's lump turns out to be nothing!

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    1. Thanks John, you too! Of course I meant NHS, I'm just cream crackered. Working 12 days straight can do that can't it?

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  25. I like it that people have found their C19 routine. I live out in the country and do not have people passing by, something I'm envying those in more populated areas. Nothing like a chat over the fence to lift one's spirits. What is the mood like in the hospice?

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    1. Good...we have a robust lot....my last shift was full of laughter

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  26. Loved that goat.
    Add me to the long list of people hoping that Winnie's lump is minor and easily addressed.

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  27. As long as the goats don't take over the inside of the office.

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  28. Wishing the best for dear Winnie.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  29. Anonymous9:29 pm

    Good luck with Winnie
    I thought of you when l saw the goats story, 'cos l remember you said you could see them from the Hospice windows.
    Now taking over the town, Animal Farm, he had some ideas that Orwell chap.
    Been told the rats ae getting bolder in London, no take-away bins to scavange for food.
    Give the old lady a kiss from me, NO not Mrs Trellis!
    I mean Winnie!
    Tess xx

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  30. The goats made it into our New Zealand Herald news. Now they're world famous.

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  31. My sister in law called me from the Detroit suburbs today to ask if I knew where Llandudno was. She had just seen something on the news about the goats! They are famous!

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  32. I love goats... they are very intelligent creatures, but can cause havoc where not needed. I wonder if "goat butted cars" are covered under the insurance?

    Prayers for Winnie...bless her heart.

    Jo in Auckland

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  34. Winnie Winnie Winnie be well no problems please !
    parsnip

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  35. I hadn't even thought about the fact that of course there are mountain goats nearby. Lots of unusual wildlife sightings in deserted towns right now. I'm sending Winnie (and you) a hug.

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  36. The mountain goats have made the local news. We wanted more...

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  37. The goats made the news in St. Louis, MO, USA
    Ha ha....for once I knew that already

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  38. That's quite a specimen, John.

    Glad to read that you've PPE!

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  39. Except when it doesn't.

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  40. What a surprise to see that goat!! It looks a fine specimen, too. It's nice the dogs get a play date at TC's every day.

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  41. I saw the goats on our evening news here in Canada and it was fun to see them they looked well fed. Queen Victoria would be proud.
    Thinking of dear Winnie take care John.

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  42. That goat let you get pretty close, unless you're camera has some sort of zoom lens.

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  43. The goats made a Dutch newspaper this morning. They look docile enough

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  44. Saw the goats on our evening news here in New Zealand.

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  45. Late comment, fingers crossed for Winnie's investigations today. Alison from Shropshire. xx

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  46. Fingers crossed for you and family. I love the idea that you can see those goats from where you work! Take care and stay safe, Jxx

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  47. Our goats are now famous. They were all over the local and national news yesterday and then again today. It's a good job they invaded at the start of the week or else everyone would have thought it was an April Fools joke. They're starting to eat everyone hanging baskets and window box contents now, lots of lovely snacks for them!!

    I hope Winnie's neck growth is nothing to worry about. Thinking about you both, good luck. xx

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  48. Waiting to hear the news about Winnie ... I sure hope it's just a little cyst and nothing dangerous!

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