Butterfly, Skype Baking and Another Trade

20 Jul

On our walk this morning, we spotted a little blue butterfly which I think was a Common Blue. When I was a kid we used to see clouds of these lovely creatures when on a coastal walk. There seem to be far fewer about now. This is the first I have seen this year.

Common Blue

It was LiveWire No 2’s turn to Skype-bake with me this afternoon and he chose to make Sausage Rolls. It was so lovely to spend some special time together when we haven’t seen the family since New Year except for Family sessions each Saturday.  We also had some delicious Sausage Rolls to eat!

J’s Sausage Rolls

Another trade took place today. Our friend and neighbour, N, was in touch last week when the call finally came that we are to wear face masks when shopping, “Could I please make her some?”  Of course! I finished them off this morning and, as N is a Well being consultant for Weleda, traded the masks for the wonderful muscle soak that so helps my cranky and painful ankles.


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4 responses to “Butterfly, Skype Baking and Another Trade

  1. Heyjude

    July 20, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Very pretty masks. If only I had a sewing machine! I’m not looking forward to wearing one, I’d rather people just kept their distance, and so many people seem to constantly touch their mask, pull them down to talk, or wear them below the nose, I’m not convinced that I will be any safer.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      I am hoping that people will get more used to them as time goes on and will wear them properly, keep their hands away and help to protect us all. I can but hope! Our local Health food shop is selling homemade masks for charity. You may find someone near you doing the same. I would make you one but I’m on making for the family at the moment, 3 each so a dozen! 🙂

  2. Piglet in Portugal

    July 20, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Your masks look very colourful! The call to wear masks when shopping is long overdue in the UK 🙁
    We have been wearing masks since the state of Emergency lockdown in March so it seems ‘normal’ for us now. In fact, I panic if anyone approaches me who is not wearing a mask. LoL

    On a positive note at least we’ve not suffered with any colds or other virus symptoms this year. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      I agree, we should have been wearing them all along since lockdown and it would now seem normal. Our rules are so muddles – wear them in shops but not in offices, in the Dr’s but not in bars. Do you know Jonathan Pie, totally irreverent comic in Britain who has done a brilliant skit on our crazy rules. Lots of bad language but very funny and too true. 🙂


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