So, who wants to help... to perpetuate the cellar?


#3342

oh fuckaduck, Soo. I am so sorry, that is Rotten. Unfair to Bees.
As to directions in which I might tip the glass - spoilt for choice, to be honest. But Poor Wee Bee. << soothing vibes >>

Gxxx


#3343

Thanks, Gus :kissing_heart:. I’m alright, just a bit self-pitying. DS’ job is uncertain and Auntie Joan is in hospital. Every one of us has stuff with which to contend and I’ll bee up tomorrow.

Soo xx


#3344

I am so very sorry to hear both of those things, dear Soo. You are a Powerful Force when it comes to keeping the tides of shite at bay, undeniably, but a Bee is also allowed to feel sorry for itself when assailed by neuralgia. We all feel sorry for you too. Dammit.
Candle will be relit for Auntie Joan, you, and the DS. Will be? Has been.
They have mainly been going for the umbrella topics of human ingenuity and human kindness.
Gxxx


#3345

Thatizz a relief, Gus. I would light more candles than I already do, were Mr Bee not such a safety freak (I say this to his face). Deffo time for bed.

Soo xxzz


#3346

Sleep well, dear Soo.
Almost none of us are likely to ignite your husband during the night. Do tell him that: it will reassure him ;- )
Gxxx


#3347

I’ll just stand over here out of the way.

Orf to me nest.


#3348

I should hope so too! Whatever are they like, going round inflaming other people’s husbands…


#3349

Well, I already set fire to me own :wink:
[rueful grinnity]


#3350

I use the 8hr Tealights, & orften in an holder hand-painted in Derbyshire , wiv Poppies onnit

Am going to try to get some white vinegar tomorrow

Carinthia.xx


#3351

turps or butane every time for me, Dahling :wink:


#3352

Snorkity Snork, Gus!

Can’t use Fabric Softener on the compression gloves or stockings, so use either white vinegar, or the Dettol Antibacterial Laundry additive.

Carinthia.xx


#3353

ah. That comes under special requirements and, much as it pains me to say it, you are Excused Arson & Games for the remainder of the term.
Gxxx


#3354

I am just proffering hugs to a wee bee

And checking the fire extinguishers


#3355

That’s like being excused gin! Still, round here the spring term ends on 3 April anyway.

yardarm


#3356

Bacon butties ready

I am knitting a rabbit…

And quietly going demented

This self isolating is not a lot of fun

And yrs I do know why I am doing it
Having been in hospital twice with asthma related problems this last winter I do not fancy taking up the hospital’s time treating me
So I will quietly go mad in here


#3357

No need to be quiet about it, Twellsy. Hugs ovvan virus-free kind.
Soo xx


#3358

Ach I will be all right wee bee

I am just thinking that I have the first week of indefinite quarantine complete

If I had an end in sight I could be happier about things


#3359

Sorry about the neuralgia, Soo: a compleat bee-hitch, that.

I went for a not-very-long walk in the sunshine yesterday, for the first time since just after Christmas what with sprains and bruises and gout having afflicted me for the past couple of months, and today my thighs tell me that an hour was too long for a first time. But I was enjoying it so, and there was so much to look at… The wild raspberries in the wood are putting out green shoots and even small tentative leaves, for instance, which was lovely to see, and on the drive there I saw that all the flowering cherries on the green beside the main road are in full blossom, pink and white and splendid. And the forsythia on a bank beside a hilly bit of road is blazing golden yellow, too. The beeches are biding their time, though.


#3360

There was a very heavy frost this morning but the sun is out now

Forsythia & daffodils in the garden

Carinthia.xx


#3361

I have just been mightily cheered by Private Eye’s latest cover