We could not be safer- out and about during the pandemic

We all need to take care of out mental health and even more so during a pandemic when we are restricted with who we can meet and many like myself spend all day working at home alone. I can honestly say, apart from when the government stated we could not travel, which for me was a nonsense, because how was it unsafe to travel when I did not meet anyone. Any way I have felt so much better working from home and getting out in nature. I am so much more relaxed, sleep and eat better.

I found I have a good balance of the outdoors and crafts indoors

The Autumn Horizons shawl was designed by Eleonora Tully of Coastal crochet and the yarn was from Pigmentandply

Out and about locally

This blog post is very late as I was called with little notice for surgery that had been postponed due to the pandemic. With some complications later, spending more time reading and watching movies than I have ever done in my life. Look forward to getting back to work. Most daily trips are to Millisle to watch the waves, the local heron and give Smudge a chance to sniff around the shore.

We also had a trip to Annalong via Newcastle.

Then it was R&R and now looking forward to being back to normal routine, or at least the new normal in the midst of a pandemic.


This is another favourite spot we have visited many times. When completing an open learning degree I took myself to a friends cottage here to study and complete assignments and for relaxation I went horse riding either on the beach or over the old railways tracks for a good gallop. I loved riding in the fresh air and yet it is a number of years now since I have rode. I think I got very precious about my bones, even though I have never suffered an injury. I have also stayed with friends to complete craft projects in the winter with the fire roaring and the smell of turf and a walk in Glenveagh. We did not visit Glenveagh this time as felt the walk would be too much for Smudge and weather not ideal.