Welcome to another edition of WWG NEWS!
Like yesterday, this is going to be a short bulletin. Unlike yesterday, nothing at all has happened. Perhaps I should be grateful for that!
Discovered a glorious waste of time on the web: TheColor.com. It provided the illustration for our last bulletin, but at the time I’d forgotten where the drawing had come from. Anyway, time to give it its due – and it’s provided the illustration to grace today’s screed. If you have children at home, it’s a change from television, provided you’re not all fighting for the computer.
Now I’d feel short-changed if my daily bulletin contained only one item. So I’ve looked out some really corny jokes as stocking-fillers.
I don’t know whether Netfunny.com is being updated any more (the site has a decidedly 20-year-old look about it) but sheer boredom at being stuck at home might compel you to take a peek at it. You will find gems like this (the old ones are still the best)…
I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the 21st century, old man,” he said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.”
I can tell you, that friggin’ fly never knew what hit it …
Hi Ian. I have been reading your daily posts – although not necessarily daily. Caught up with the last few today. That’s because I’ve been spending time sorting out admin stuff to do with the apartment block in Whitby where I have my ‘second home’. I (foolishly?) volunteered some time ago to be on the Management Committee and it seems to have fallen to me to deal with all the correspondence, although mostly by email. You can imagine with the current situation we have to ensure all the apartment owners conform to the regulations. Most of the apartments are holiday lets, a few are second/holiday homes and a couple are permanently occupied. So, for the time being, no holiday guests, no visiting second homes. Hopefully some of the restrictions on travelling will be lifted in the not too distant future and I will get back to Whitby again.
For the same reason (dealing with the admin) I did not get to join in the poetry session – and forgot to send my apologies. Thanks for sending the poems from those of you who contributed.
I don’t usually go out and about much so the confinement hasn’t really bothered me. It was nice to get an email from Sainsbury’s to say I was on their ‘vulnerable list’ and they are offering online customers specially reserved slots for booking home delivery. I guess being ‘vulnerable’ must be to do with my age! Of course, half the stuff I ordered last week wasn’t available. Better luck this week?
There are some shops in Pateley Bridge and, for a very small town, you can get most things you might need. Some of the shop owners are offering delivery to people who can’t get out but as I’m not on total lockdown I can nip to the local shops if I need to.
One of my cats brought me a mouse the other day, so I didn’t have to go hungry. Very tasty – mouse casseroled with some veg. Joking, of course – I let the cat eat the mouse. The two cats won’t starve if there’s a sudden shortage of cat food; they are both prolific hunters.
Well, we changed to British Summer Time yesterday. Summer? What summer? It snowed here in Pateley Bridge!
All the best. Keep your photos, news and book excerpts coming.
Thank you for your news, Lesley. Very entertaining. In the normal course of things I’d have said: look forward to seeing you. But I don’t know when that’s going to be, now.