On the Hunt for Joy challenge: Remember to hydrate

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge this week is Remember to hydrate

Water-bottle, stopper, glass and a drink
Water-bottle, stopper, glass and a drink

Had I found this challenge sooner, my glass would have contained apple and raspberry and I’d have used an empty bottle. The glass is not quite large enough to hold all the contents of the glass bottle.

By contrast the water bottle I take out with water in holds a lot of water. If I am only going for a local walk, I measure a glassful of water and pour it into the flask. Water is heavy to carry. A pint of water weighs a pound and a quarter if I remember correctly.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge – Week 22 – Mix play with everyday

Cee Neuner’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge this week is Mix play with everyday

A pile of games and a dictionary

Almost every day Hubby and I play games and solve puzzles together. The board* games we play most frequently are in the picture. Triominos is another favourite. We haven’t played the one in the biggest box for a long time. Perhaps it should have a new home out of sight.

*Rummikub and Triominos do not have a board, but they are similar traditional games not requiring electricity!

Some memories of April 2020

There are projects to collect people’s memories of these strange times. I have only referred to Covid-19 indirectly on this blog. Looking through my photos for inspiration for this post, I found a post mark and two photos recording a mystery in the garden.

Postmark with more than one purpose

The postmark is perhaps of some historic significance. It shows the three sentence instructions from the UK government, which were in force for several weeks. On 10th March they were replaced by:

Stay Alert. Control the virus. Save lives.

The mystery concerned a camellia, which hubby had bought at a supermarket just before the lockdown was announced on 23 March. He planted it in a bigger pot, using the soil it had arrived with and home-made compost. (Kitchen waste from the compost-caddy and  weed-free garden waste rotted down with  horse manure from the local stables.)

Very quickly lots of dicotyledons appeared. We waited until the mystery plants revealed their identity before weeding. The question is, had the seeds passed through the horses’ digestive systems?


(They were clover seedlings.)

Curiosity can be good for the mind!