Day 173 last day of holidays and COVID-19 changes in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

I slept like an actual log last night. Out…for…the….count! Must have been exhausted from all that crochet that I’d done yesterday 🤔🤭 Certainly didn’t do anything else apart from make coffee, food and go to the loo!

I’ve had a productive day so far without actually planning it. I’ve snuck up on some housework and got things into a semblance of order in time for some normality kicking in tomorrow. There is no point, mid bathroom renovations, in cleaning the house but I’ve done my best to make it look less like a building site.

I’ve made our teeny, tiny, wee spare bathroom into a slightly more acceptable alternative until the main bathroom is finished. I’ve put a pleat in my hair so I don’t have to wash it and limit the bruising that’s likely in the smallest shower cubicle in the world. When you are used to an over bath shower 🛀🏼 it’s the most claustrophobic wee cupboard!

I’ve unpacked and put two washings on and prepared two bags for my lovely in laws as my mother-in-law always offers to help with the washing after a holiday. After days of saying no, no, no it’ll be fine…. I’ve given in today when I realised that packing it up gives me more space and less mess. I now have tidy dirty washing. What’s not to love?!?

It also smells sooooooo good when she does it. I’ve bought all the same products she uses in the past but never can create that same freshness when she does the washing. She may just be lucky that she doesn’t have the hair of 3 dogs to deal with but I’m looking forward to it already. My mum always wishes she was closer to do things like this too.

Popped through to Claire’s for a cuppa and caught up on the news for the last week. Had a lovely wee pet with Bruce the handsome cat. Should have taken a pic.

So I’m back in Gran’s chair with my feet up, writing this. Planning more crochet 🧶 and nothing much else. Craig picked someone potatoes for dinner and he’s got Stovies in the slow cooker for himself and I’m going to have a Baked Potato with tuna as he is using up sausages in his Stovies and I just can’t…

Stovies are just potatoes 🥔 sausages, onion and stock all boiled up together. I read a recipe there which said it was a frugal dish and I guess that’s because it’s a kind of use up meal. I do like corned beef 🥩 Stovies just not the sausage ones.

Really liked this… was so lovely to have someone just to listen when I felt really bad. Not to give the answer, not to give advice but just understand how bad it was.

Here in the UK we’ve experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases where the R number is now between 1 and 1.2. This means for every person infected another 1 or 1.2 people become infected. These numbers sent us into lockdown in March.

Scotland’s R number estimate roughly 0.9 to 1.3 by the looks of this graph
This is the week leading up to 9th September
We’re in Ayrshire and Arran
Most up to date figures

So more changes from tomorrow, only 6 people can meet from 2 households again. We just have to work with what we have and make the best of it.


Stay safe everyone 🧡🧡🧡