Two Weeks in Lockdown – Sunday Post

Sunday Post -page-001Well like most of the rest of the world with a couple of worrying exceptions, in the Uk we are still in lockdown and I am so glad that I am not living in a small flat in the city.  In a smallish town in sunny Devon, we have the countryside within walking distance and a garden too, so life isn’t too bad.  My daughter is realising that her birthday next week will be a bit of a damp squib with no party, but thanks to internet shopping, there will still be presents.

I am just glad we are still allowed out to exercise, so going for a walk in the woods is still a daily thing for me, but for how long?

Books Finished This week.

pet-sematary-stephen-kingPet Sematary by Stephen King

My Rating: ★★★✬☆ 3.5 stars

I’m not quite sure what I was so scared of. It’s a book that I kind of knew the plot of, despite having never read it or seen the movie. It’s like watching a train crash in slow motion, I know what is going to vaguely happen, but am utterly powerless to stop it. I would have finished it a month ago, but the print of the paperback that I read was so tiny, I had to break out the reading glasses (which I never normally use). Only truly scary for the last 40 pages but it ends really interestingly.

vicious vetThe Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin, #2)
by M.C. Beaton

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Another delightful mystery and perfect for these times of COVID-19 threat and anxiety. I love Agatha, not for her deluded romantic aspirations (but they do make me giggle) but for her tenacity and sheer bloody-mindedness. An unlikely heroine for our times maybe?Currently Reading

Linking To

I will be linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and then It’s Monday What are you Reading at The Book Date.

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  1. Please ignore or delete the above comment and link, I used an old website link- sorry.
    I loved Pet Sematary what a great book and author. I am slowly getting used to this new normal. Enjoy all of your books.

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  2. I am glad you are still having time for outdoors and enough space too. I say enjoy it while it is lasts. I have not stepped out of my apartment in 15+ days now.

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  3. Your walks in the woods sound so lovely! We have a small courtyard we can enjoy, but sadly we have to monitor our times so that we won’t get close to others.

    Let’s hope for an happy ending in sight!

    Enjoy those books. I’ve watched Agatha Raisin on Acorn TV, and now I think I should read the books.

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      1. I live in a bit of a rough neighborhood so walks are out. How nice to have woods nearby! I’ve tried to get into 7 1/2 Deaths a couple of times and haven’t made it past pg 50. I need to give it another shot because it sounds SO good. Stay safe and happy reading!

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      2. I am beginning to realise quit how lucky I am, and how those of us who live in more rural environments are likely to have a much easier time of the next few months, for a multitude of reasons. I do feel for you.
        On a lighter note, I haven’t finished 7and a half deaths yet, but it gets more interesting as it goes along.

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  4. I think nature and access to it is so important right now! Glad you have that- i wouldn’t want to be stuck in a city either if I could help it.

    Love the look of your books.

    Happy birthday to your daughter next week!

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  5. I didn’t really like The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn, and I’m still curious about Pet Sematary. Hopefully I’ll get to it one day.

    I’m also staying at home right now. Have been for a month. I’m a teacher so now I teach from home, but I’m getting crazy in between these 4 walls… This can’t stop soon enough for me. I do run every now and then, but sadly no lovely countryside for me here.

    Stay safe and have a good week!

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    1. You should, it wouldnt suprise us with all these folks sunbathing in the parks that this freedom will be restricted soon. The selfish few spoiling it for the rest of us again.

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  6. So interesting to hear from other countries. Devon would sure be a good place to be I too would hate to be in any large city in the world. Walking in the woods hopefully will never be banned for you. Enjoy your books you look to have some great variety. Hope your daughter’s birthday goes well. Take care and stay well.

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    1. This is definitely a global problem, and yes, the Devon countryside is a good place to be right now, and fingers crossed they don’t restrict our right to exercise outdoors. Have you been affected much by this in NZ?

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  7. I’m still waiting for warmer weather and less snow on the ground before I begin walking outside. Most of my city is made up of various neighborhoods that have plenty of room to walk around on the streets and aren’t too densely populated. They have closed some trails in the area because of mud not population density but they will reopen as Spring takes better hold in our part of Minnesota. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. We have had a dry and sunny couple of weeks so the mud seems to have receded but we have had our fair share of mud over the winter, oddly they never close paths however muddy it gets.

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  8. My husband and I are still taking daily walks in our city neighborhood but rarely see anyone else out walking. I keep thinking we just need to get through a few more weeks of the same as we’re doing now, but it sounds like it could get much more restrictive. We shall see, I guess! I’m trying to use the extra time for reading and blogging, but doing work from home seems to take twice as long as it would take at work because you can’t just talk to anyone!

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    1. I am seeing quite a few folks out walking in the woods, but maybe a few less than normal, but its always been a popular spot. But we are all making an effort to keep 2m apart. I was worried that they were going to tighen up measures over the weekend, but fingers crossed the threat was only a threat.
      Am I right in thinking that only some states in the US are in lockdown?

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