Wednesday, 20 January 2021

New Takeaway Van

 I got a leaflet pushed through my door for Phillips Tasty Bites.

They'll be providing breakfasts at the Cinema Bookshop every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30am to 10.30am, and then they'll be at the Market Square on the same evenings from 5pm to 8pm, as well as Wyeside Gardens from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday evenings.

The menu is mainly burgers and kebabs and that sort of thing (one of the specials is Faggots and peas with onion gravy and chips), and they have vegetarian and gluten free options available - well, it says "gluten options" but I'm sure that's what they mean.

I hope the weather improves for them - I think we're getting the edge of Storm Christoph this week, and the river is due to rise.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Big Jump!

I was sitting near my front window where my laptop is set up, when a young mum passed by with a little boy.  He was toddling along the top of the wall until he came to my steps, where he would either have to go round, or jump.

That's when his mum looked up and saw me, and started to make apologetic gestures.  So I waved to them to carry on, waved hello at the little boy, and clapped when he did a Big Jump across the step!

It's cheered me up for the day (though I do feel as if I'm turning into my gran - that's exactly what she would have done.)

Monday, 18 January 2021

Cae Mawr Tree

 I'd never noticed before just how much mistletoe is growing on this tree:

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Cusop Churchyard

 Seen on a recent walk:

Thursday, 14 January 2021


 I've just had my official letter from the Powys Teaching Health Board, to say that the vaccination programme for Covid-19 has begun in this area.  No-one needs to book an appointment - they will be invited when it is their turn.  There is information in the letter about how to book a test, though.

I'm nowhere near a priority so it will be quite some time before I'm invited to a clinic, but it's good to see that progress is being made.  The priority for now is elderly people in care homes and health and care workers.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Seen in Backfold


An interesting use for old teapots at Lot 51.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Covid-19 Infection Survey

 Looking at the news over the New Year so far reminded me of a letter I got last year.

I dragged it out from the bottom of my in-tray to look at it again.

So, the Office for National Statistics and the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Welsh Government, sent out a letter last October inviting households to take part in a Covid-19 Infection Survey.  The idea was to gather information to provide a better response to the pandemic.

They were asking people to sign up to the scheme to take the test for Covid-19, so they could see how far the virus had spread.  Someone would come to my home to provide the test at regular intervals.

I signed up, and got my £50 gift voucher for doing so - and I haven't heard a thing since.

I imagine they need a certain number of people in each area, so that the person coming out to give the tests isn't travelling long distances just for one or two people, but even so, it's disappointing.