5th Aug 2021
Thursday 5th August
A lovely sunny morning! But it is going to change and some heavy rain is expected later. It's Market Day in Ulverston and it's a day which is well enhoyed by many. Lots of folk already in town soaking up that atmosphere which is so peculiar to Ulverston.
It was a lovely day yesterday with plenty sunshine. I even enjoyed my lunch on teh Poop Deck. Last evening Nick picjked Willy and I up and off we went to Barrow Island Boling Club. A beautiful, extremely well maintained green I must say. We were welcomed by the club members and were soundly beaten by them too! But it;'s only a game!!!
The Gypsy, Romany and Traveller groups are all heading towards Appleby for the Horse Fair ( 12- 19th August). I go every year. It's like a magnet to me. There is always a lot of comments about the condition that Appleby is left in, and "The Hill" and the river itself do get messed up terribly with an abundance of litter and rubbish. everywhere.
But thousands of visitors descend on Applby to witness the spectacle. I will be one of them!
Stay Safe! Stay Alert!
The Pandemic has not gone away!
4th Aug 2021
Wednesday 4th August
A clear morning but noticeably cooler. The sun will be coming out a little later which will be lovely.
Team GB seems to be doing well at the Tokyo Olympics which is a good thing to report.
Decisions are being delayed in regard to events and festivals around the country. Waiting a while to see what , if any, restrictions are imposed or removed. No organising committee will risk spending money, and many many hours organising an event, if there is a risk that it would have to be cancelled.
Keep Safe! Keep Alert!
The Pandemic has NOT gone away!
3rd Aug 2021
Tuesday 3rd August
I have enhoyed a lovely weekend with two of my three brothers, (Robin and Newton) together with their wives Edna and Judith. Friday evening was spent mostly at the Stan Laurel where we enjoyed a lovely and substantial meal as well as lots of liquids of various alcolholic strengths. Saturday started with a family breakfast at Helens and then off in convoy to Lakeside where we boarded the Teal for the picturesque trip up to Bowness. Bowness was crowded!! Really crowded!! Had a drink ( expensive ) a The Angel then re-boarded the Teal for the return trip to Lakeside. Back into Ulverston and spent the next hour or so watching the world go by and downing a few beers. Clare acted as Taxi and picked us up ( two trips ) and up to her house for a delicious curry and a few more beers and vatious other liquids. The chatter never stopped!
We met up again on Sunday morning for breakfast at the Farmers after which it was fond farewell and God Speed!
A superb weekend.
Stay Safe! Stay Alert!
The Pandemic is not yet over!!!