Natal day woes

Hello, fellow isolators.

I have just returned from my single daily exercise allowance: extending the dog walk into a much longer walk up to my sister’s house, to post a card through the door for my nephew.

With money in it.

I don’t like putting money in their cards, especially when they are that young (he’s three), but this year we have little choice.

In fact, that’s the second one in just a couple of weeks.

For some reason, most of my extended family – including my immediate family: Mrs Masher and the two kids – all seem to have their birthdays within the first 4 months of the year!

And I’m only a day later than that.

I guess warm Summer weather is to blame.

However, with people being at home during this Coronavirus thing,  who knows, maybe we’ll have a bit of a baby boom  toward the end of the year.

Amelia’s birthday was just a couple of days ago. I felt sorry for her: normally, we would go out for a meal and maybe go bowling or something. But not this year, of course.

We did our best: Mrs M knocked up some enchiladas (one of Amelia’s favourite dishes) and then we played board games instead of lounging in front of the telly.

It was fun, but not as good as Ten Pin and a Chiquito’s.

Oh, and whilst I was walking the dog, I saw a lady wearing a surgical face mask.

In her car.

On her own.

What’s the point of that?


  1. Jules

    The birthday thing is a bit of a bummer, isn’t it. You being a Taurean and all might also fall victim to the birthday cake for one. Glad you are still keeping it together though, Masher. 😉

    • Masher

      Oh, it’s together Jules.
      Loosely together.
      Not worried about birthday cake… I’m more a jelly and ice-cream, kinda guy.

  2. Alan

    Was it old fashioned money or those new plastic notes.
    That was a stupid question, it would be loose coins removed from your deep pockets. After all copper coins are good at rejecting the virus. Real silver is even better though.

    • Masher

      It was proper, plastic money.

  3. Alan

    PS. We have seen 1 or 2 females in cars wearing masks. I think they may be carers going from client to client. (can’t afford more than 1 mask a day.)
    Mind you they could be ladies of the night going from client to client wearing a gimp mask.

    • Masher

      Even so, no need to wear it when they are on their own, surely.
      Could be. But I was in Luton when I spotted her, not Hayling 🙂

  4. Brennig

    Mrs Masher got knocked up? Well, that’s what I thought you were telling us. I had to reread that bit. BTW, the law doesn’t actually say you can only exercise once a day. I have a copy of the Statutory Instrument. It doesn’t limit the amount of daily exercise at all.

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