Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’ve been busy.  People to see, places to go. You know how it is.

But I’m starting to get annoyed with people.

People wearing masks in their cars.

On their own.

In their car.

Wearing a mask.


And, I’m also getting annoyed that masks and rubber gloves are fast becoming the new urban detritus.  Our local Sainsbury’s car park is littered with them.

But, not just there, I’m also seeing them laying on grass verges; tossed onto roundabouts and carelessly dropped in the woods.

Yes, the woods: the beautiful woods where I walk Saber each evening.

I find it most annoying to stroll along the footpaths, lost in the beauty of the low sun filtering through the trees, dappling it’s light on the host of lilac bluebells that fill the woods at this time of year (yeah, Wordsworth: ‘host’ doesn’t just have to apply to daffodils, y’know!), only to stumble across an abandoned latex glove, laying there like five discarded condoms.  It kind of ruins the mood.

But, it’s not the only thing in the woods that is annoying me.

Where once there was a still silence, broken only by the wind in the trees and the sound of twigs snapping underfoot, there is now a constant cacophony of noisy kids.  It used to be that we would hardly see a soul as we did our circular walk, occasionally happening across a fellow dog-walker or two. But now, since Boris has decreed that we can only go out once a day to exercise, the woods have suddenly become infested with whole families using it for their daily  perambulations; marching their way through and widening the footpaths; breaking off branches and trampling through the bluebells.

With ne’er a dog between them!

Get the fuck out of my woods, you noisy bastards and take your rubbish with you!



  1. Alan

    I’m not saying a word. Don’t want a bloody contract taking out on me.🪓

    • Masher

      You? Not say a word? Don’t believe it.
      Anyway, you’re safe. Hitmen aren’t allowed out either, except for food shopping and one bit of exercise.

  2. Toffeeapple

    I have seen more people than ever using the Redway behind my place. I know they are for walking, running, cycling etc., but I can’t get out without risking breathing in their vicinity and I am not taking that risk!

    • Masher

      They are easy to get rid, TA: just stand at the Redway and as they pass, cough persistently.

  3. Dave

    So, you are coping with the lockdown pretty well then.

    • Masher

      Yes, I’m coping with it just fine, Dave.
      It’s all the other blithering idiots out there…

  4. Brennig

    Don’t talk to me about people being out and about when they didn’t used to be. I SAID DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT PEOPLE BEING… Jesus. And indeed Christ. They idiots have not only taken over the running of the asylum, the idiots are out there *waves out the window in the general direction of the swathes of open countryside that surround us* and running around in bloody droves. And none of them, not a single one of them would know what 2m look like if they were soundly beaten about the head by a piece of wood of the required length. Bloody people. They’re idiots you know.

    • Masher

      Indeed… I know. There there.

  5. Alan

    To think it was not long ago that the people at the top were worried about HUAWEI getting everywhere.

    • Masher

      Different kind of “Chinese Virus”.

  6. Rajesh

    Very colourful pic of Saber with the bluebells.

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