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Thursday, 31 December 2020

2020 a year in review

Robin Stott / Shaldon across Teignmouth Harbour

On Saturday 4 January we went to Teignmouth and walked around the village and green at Shaldon, surrounded by some of the most charming Georgian houses. Wouldn't want to live there as it must seem choked by tourists in summer. It wasn't easy to park, even in the depths of winter, although the streets were fairly quiet, except the man going round collecting used real Christmas trees to recycle. 

Baklawa Selection at Comptoir Libanais (Exeter)

Saturday 18 JanuaryExeter: Went to Guildhall Shopping Centre for lunch at Comptoir Libanais before going to IKEA Exeter and Currys PC World. This will be because my laptop battery had stopped taking charge and I had to buy a new one. Laptop, not battery, as the laptop was one that you can’t take out and change battery. So is the new one. Now I understand the right to repair movement

Salisbury Cathedral

Saturday 22 AugustTook a walk around Salisbury, carefully avoiding people, not touching anything, not going inside any shops, not even joining any outdoor queues for ice cream and even waiting until I got home to use the loo.

Cromer beach where even the seagulls are social distancing

From 5-12 September we went to Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Essex. Staying in Long Sutton, we visited places in and around Sutton Bridge, NorwichDerehamCromer and Great Dunmow. We'd chosen to stay in an out-of-the-way converted barn, which meant we didn't come into contact with any humans. Had the groceries delivered and ate at home as much as possible and mostly outside when we couldn't. On the handful of occasions I had to go inside anywhere, I wore a mask, avoided touching anything and kept my distance from humans entirely. 

A beach in Keyhaven looking across to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight

Friday 25 December – A walk on the beach. Was meant to be Benalmádena, which we'd booked for Christmas, but had to cancel. So, instead it was Keyhaven. Walked about 50 yards and that was enough. Spoke to a dog out on its walk.

The extent of my travels in 2020

Google Timeline confirmed that these are my only five outings this year, not counting moving house (didn't get out of the car, except at each end); two other times, one in May and one in October, again when I didn't even get out of the car and a couple of quick visits to local shops right back at the very beginning of the year. Oh how things have changed since then. Still better than dead. Just.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Christmas 2020

Of course Noah knew which parcel was his and his brother's!

Spent Christmas morning watching Garfield.

Fa la la la llama tree

Christmas Day walk on a beach at Keyhaven

Monday, 7 September 2020

Sutton Bridge

Lime Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

Lime Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

Lime Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

Old Custom House on West Bank, Sutton Bridge

Custom House Street, Sutton Bridge

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