Work continues in the Schooner Point garden. We have now completed the rockery, excepting planting. The work on the dry wall down the side and front paths has been started. The decking area has been cleared of weeds and levelled, almost. We seem to have an excess of soil now. This will be shipped to another part of the garden ready for the terracing planned for that, no rush though. It has to be said, I think we are too out of condition and too old to move that much soil by hand. We managed to have showers but can now barely move. Dinner was microwaved leftovers from the freezer. To wash this down we had beer and wine from our good friends Deb and Danny. They left it as a surprise on the door-step today, Debs retreated and we had a distanced catch up. What a wonderful thing to do. Thankfully it is supposed to rain tomorrow, Friday, so no more moving soil and rocks for a couple of days.

Mrs.B&B is still promising to make pasties, however, lack of lard and flour was to blame, she says. I am sure they will appear soon but to make up for it we enjoyed scones, jam on first of course, the Cornish way. Things are a bit lacking in the kitchen while Mrs.B&B is assisting me in the garden.

We did manage to get out for a walk yesterday. Mrs.B&B decided we should investigate Kilmanorth Woods a little further, so off we went. This time straight up the hill to the top, around the style and into the field. We were expecting to come out onto the Polperro Road but no! We ended up just doubling back through the woods, it was so peaceful with lots of birds singing, including a woodpecker, he was obviously shy as we couldn’t locate him. It was a beautiful walk surrounded by wild garlic, Primroses, Campions, Violets and Celandines. For most of it we were completely alone, as it should be in the current situation. Since last writing we have even been up to see the sunrise over Rame Head. First time we have managed this since being in Looe, only taken three and a half years. All down to sleep patterns being interrupted by the current situation playing on our minds. 

We lifted our weary bodies off the sofa to clap for The NHS, as we all should. A good turn out by Looe. It was really heartening to see Boris leave hospital and we would like to convey our sympathies to those who have lost loved ones. The lock down has just been extended for a further three weeks and Mrs. B&B and I feel for everybody struggling with the situation. Stick with it guys and come out the other side safe and well.

Lastly, todays t-shirt is The Wall from Pink Floyd. Not a band I have particularly got into but love this track and the film too.

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