Day 10 – grey areas

I don’t want to mention the c-word in this post. It’ll be a challenge. Many things are challenges these days, none the least of them the incessant quizzes and requests on FB to partake in an inane ‘pass it on’ post or the like. I know, we’re bored, but I can see I am spending too much time on my device when I no longer want to find a photo of a specific colour and post it, or look at another toilet paper meme, or see yet another repeat personal message involving a request to pass something along. Sigh. That, more than anything, is what is going to get me reading more or walking or – so help me – baking up a treat.

Banana and Feijoa cake

I finally yielded to the urge to eat cake and baked this yesterday! It was and is still being delicious. No, I don’t have the recipe to put up here but if you google ‘banana cake’ you’ll find a plethora of them.

In an attempt to wear off some of the ill effects of eating this I took to my bike and began a plan to cycle every street in the peninsula. 40 mins of riding at the wonderfully quiet hour of 7pm resulted in a good corner covered.

But I am ahead of myself.

Saturday morning felt much like weekday mornings, but I am trying to retain a sense of weekend about two of the seven days and I achieve this by the simple art of sleeping in later. It’s the only difference. The bird song is the same, there are few cars to be heard, and when I do finally reach the front porch, the number of people cycling or walking past is the same. I sit and study the tree through dappled sunlight.

I did make this weekend feel weekendy by doing some household chores for a while before settling into my audiobook. Oh, and baked – see above. So far my flatmate and I have managed to share this bubble without getting in each other’s space too much – it’s nice to have company. I’ve only needed to queue twice for supermarket, and should be set now for another good while.

You’ll be wondering about the other two houseguests. They’re a bit of a crowd actually. Next time I’ll make them much smaller! But, like Frankenstein’s monster, once created I’m stuck with them, which is a problem when viewing movies on Netflix. However it did give me a genuine cinema experience which I am greatly missing.

Sssssh in the cheap seats!

Today – Sunday- was daylight saving change back, which makes little difference AT ALL. I might just leave my clocks to run wild. It is a beautiful autumnal day though so I wonder what I’ll do with it!? I know!

Stay at home! That’ll make a change.


  1. K Humphries (@KHumphries11) · April 5, 2020

    Thank you for your delightful post. I learned something. As a North American, I had no idea what a feijoa was. Curious, I googled it and added something to my knowledge base. Now back to MY audio book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jennyjeffries · April 5, 2020

      Thanks for commenting! I am thrilled I was able to give you a new word.


  2. johncowannz · April 5, 2020

    And so the days pass. Dragging their feet. The gap between each tick and tock getting a little longer each day. So be it.
    I was interested in the line of pictograms under the map… is that your graphic ‘To do’ list? Blow up the casino?!?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • jennyjeffries · April 5, 2020

      Ha! I wish. Yes, it was a little dull this post, wasn’t it?! So sadly the little line of pictograms was not my creation. . . Let me go and study them more closely.


    • jennyjeffries · April 5, 2020

      Very funny – I didn’t even SEE the dynamite and the Casino. So glad you did. I’m expected the police at the door at any moment.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s