Tuesday, 21 July 2020

This and that

Gosh, it was quiet food shopping today, school's broken up? Still hardly anyone wearing a mask. It will be interesting to see what happens come Friday!

There has definitely been a decrease in good driving. Travelling to see our family, we had three close shaves and a couple coming back.

We self isolated for 9 days before seeing them, as we didn't want to risk passing anything on to DGD. We all had a good hug I can tell you. They are our main social bubble. Even though we walk with E., we do not come into close contact with her.

DGD is gorgeous but then I would say that. Pictures and videos of her seem to make her look bigger than she actually is. Of course, she has grown tremendously well since we last saw her, and weighs nearly 12lb now. I certainly had to keep shifting her around when holding her.

She has a really good head control and can grasp things in her hands and bring everything to her mouth. She can half roll over, smiles alot and has a wicked laugh.
I changed her nappy, fed her and helped bath her once.

She has now transitioned onto formula and soft food. Mum cooks veg for her, pulps and freezes it in small cubes. As she progresses, she will be fully on home cooked food.

Ruby didn't seem bothered by her, or her crying at all. When she was on her play mat on the floor, all dogs were out the room as we didn't know how they would react with Ruby being there. No-one wanted to play with her, so she was at a bit of a loss but went on the early walks and enjoyed herself running around with them.

My postal Christmas presents are now finished and just need some tissue paper printing to wrap them up.

Now, just the garden to tackle, it has become a mess.


  1. I'm so happy for you that you got to see your lovely little granddaughter, hope it won't be too long before the next time. I'd have been a nervous wreck after so many near misses, it was bad enough after one.

    1. We had one a few weeks ago that took our wing mirror off. They drove off so we had to pay.

  2. So pleased you finally met your granddaughter. I hope you don't have to wait so long for the next visit.

    1. We did see her not long after she was born but it was nice to see and hold and interact with her.

  3. It's great that you got to cuddle the granddaughter, it makes a huge difference to our well being. I commented on the quiet shops the other day. Calm before the storm....will there be rubber-neckers at the supermarkets to see if masks are being warn. It's the poor employees that will be in the front line, I hope people remember that.

  4. I popped into Morrisons and there were loads more people wearing masks than last time I went in.

  5. Very sensible self isolating before visiting. I am very careful not to go shopping until after I have visited my Mum, there is nothing I need that is more important than her safety.

    I bet that first cuddle was wonderful. xx

  6. I am thrilled you have been able to visit with your grandaughter, how wonderful for you. We are planning to visit family August, I can't wait.


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