Thursday, 30 July 2020

Small world

Watchet was lovely, but very busy, we didn't stay very long.  People generally were keeping their distance though, and lots wearing masks, even outside.

Sue, the bookshop hasn't been open since last year, it closes for the winter, and then Covid would have put paid to it reopening at Easter.  At the moment, the entire building where the bookshop is, is covered with scaffolding and boards, so clearly having a big renovation.  Whether the bookshop will still be there afterwards I have no idea - I hope so, I've bought books from there several times over the years.

Heather, yes I did see that picture, and Betty likes Cactus Jack too:-

...although she quickly loses interest when he doesn't make a fuss of her!  I took that photo a couple of years ago, she always makes a beeline for him.

Isn't it a small world?  Fancy 2 blog readers knowing about Watchet (although I think you live down here, Heather?), and of course Marlene comes from here too.

Got to go to town and pick up my new glasses tomorrow.  I don't need anything else in town so hopefully it will just be an in and out job...everywhere is noticeably busier at the mo with lots of holidaymakers around, who I have no desire to mingle with.

Not doing much at the mo, I don't really feel like it.  Made a couple of cards this morning (husband's out so it's nice and peaceful) and sorted some washing out to go on overnight - I always do it overnight on the cheap rate electricity.  Will do a tuna salad for lunch, then chop up a load of garden veg to go with the sticky sausages we're having for dinner.  Just low fat sausages which I'll drizzle with a tiny bit of honey and balsamic vinegar before roasting.  Not much of interest to write about, you must all be bored stiff!


  1. Never bored with what you write, Sooze. It's like having a friend with whom you can just talk about anything and everything. Everywhere is certainly busier now. Been to Tesco this morning. Everyone wearing masks EXCEPT lots of Tesco staff. I feel a strongly-worded email coming on! xx

  2. Those sausages sound really tasty. That's twice this past week I have read about sticky sausages. I think I am going to have to give them a try

  3. My first visit to Watchet was way way back when it was still an industrial port - huge paper factory etc and I've been many times since. We used to like walking out along the harbour wall.

  4. Never boring, just different. All hail our differences I say!

  5. My ex’s family still live in and around Watchet, I love it down there. Do they still do the mud sports in the harbour on Jan 1st each year, I never took part but it was fun to watch.

  6. It is interesting to hear about your life. Sticky sausages sound like a small thing to you , but new to me and yummy.

  7. Lovely pic of Betty. Yes Sooze, I live in Street, home of Clarks Village, not a fun place to visit at the moment (unless you enjoy shopping)

  8. I think we've been to Watchet, not sure though. Definitely been to Weston, Minehead etc. We once broke down in a mini on Porlock Hill!

  9. Hi Sooze, I’ve just done a huge catch up reading all your posts. I’ve been a bit remiss in my blog reading recently. As you know I’ve had some of the anxiety thing, mainly Covid related, so I do really sympathise with you. I do hope you get a bit further forward, once you’ve had your hospital appointment.
    Sounds like you had a fab bargain with your fridge, all for the price of some jam, haha. I don’t know that I’ve ever been to Watchet. It’s one to go on my list of places to visit. I love the photo of Betty and the statue, gorgeous! x

  10. Your posts never bore, Sooze.


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