The Sunday Post #75 - 20th September 2020


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How are you all, I hope wherever you are you are safe and sound.

In my little corner of the world restrictions have came back in to place to stop large gatherings, we will see how long people pay attention to that!  Cases seem to be increasing and they say our second wave is imminent.  I saw this online, one man in Manchester came up with an unusual face covering in the form of a very large snake!!

Last weeks cold is still lingering with me, the kids seem recovered, my husband who you may remember doesn’t have much in the way of an immune system is recovered, but for some reason I’m still hanging on to the ends of it.

Not much else has happened this week apart from on Monday we all thought we were under attack as a massive explosion was heard in the town, looking on Facebook it wasn’t just our town that heard it, people from 40 odd miles away heard it too.  It couldn’t have been thunder, the sky was happily blue for a change, our only thought was it must have been one of the mines in the area blasting or considering the way this year is going, Godzilla, turns out it was The Russians!  Well indirectly, the sound was a sonic boom from an RAF jet on its way to point out to the Russian jet that it must be lost.  It was so loud, never heard anything like it and it made the paper too!

I’ve been taking lots of pictures on my evening walks, the sky has been looking so clear for once!

Have a good week everyone!



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  1. We've been hearing loud booming sounds and beeping sounds for several days. We thought there might be trouble on the train tracks. But, no, yesterday we saw it was big trucks unloading new garbage cans for our town. I understand your concern. It's a nerve-wracking time, and I flinch whenever I hear or see something odd.

    Look at those photos from your evening walks. I've been busily taking photos during our early morning walks, too.

    I'm glad you and your family are recovering. Strange that you are last to get well.

    I need to go see what you thought about Memory Police, I think.

    I hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. I’m on constant alert, there are so many more sirens and noises but that bang was so loud!

      It’s been lovely at night time and so peaceful, just perfect for getting some nice pics!

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  2. A sonic boom would scare me too! We had an earthquake last night that woke me up, and all I could think was, of course, this is 2020, why wouldn't we have an earthquake?

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    1. An earthquake, I’d have kittens! Though I believe there has been three in the same area of England in the last couple of weeks.

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  3. Our COVID numbers keep rising where I live; I blame the Labor Day weekend and schools being back in session. And all those idiot people who refuse to take precautions or wear a mask. Sigh. I'd like this year to be over!

    Those pics of yours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them. :)

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    1. It’s the same here, too many people think they know best and it’s resulted in stricter restrictions coming in to place now.

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  4. Oh wow that must have been a hell of a sonic boom!!! I am sorry to know that the cold is still lingering with you somehow!

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    1. It was crazy loud, we aren’t used to it, jets yes but the booms no!

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  5. Great pictures. Hmmm a boom of unknown source could be a bit unsettling. Hope you are able to get some rest and get rid of your cold.

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    1. It was very unsettling when we didn’t know what it was but once we knew it was a jet people stopped speculating that it was Godzilla!

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  6. Wow! Having those RAF F-16s intercept two Russian bombers sounds like something in a thriller and not real life! I would be very unsettled after that, especially this year, which seems to be full of nothing but terrible news and events.

    I hope you can shake the last of your cold. It just occurred to me that we've lived in Oregon for 3 1/2 years now and I haven't been sick once. It's either retired life and getting a lot of sleep each night or the fact that I'm no longer working in a germ-infested bookstore! :)

    Be well and enjoy your lovely walks. Gorgeous photos, by the way.

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    1. I know it’s crazy but the Russians seem to do it a few times a year, that we know about anyway, I’m presuming the are testing the waters!

      It’s just about gone, thank goodness. It sounds like your lack of cold is a combination of all those things, I never get enough sleep!

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  7. I would have run through the walls of the bus to get away from that snake! I'm terrified of them!

    The sonic boom would have been scary too. I heard one once in the middle of the night when I was a teenager. Our whole community thought it was the end of the world.

    Your pictures are beautiful! Scotland is high on my bucket list! Maybe one day we'll all be allowed to travel freely again.

    I hope you feel better! Enjoy your week!

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    1. I’m not overly fond of them either! I’ll stick to my normal mask.

      It was crazy, people on Facebook where speculating so many things but it was good to find out what it actually was as now is definitely not the time for unknown noises!

      I hope one day we can go places, I don’t think it’ll be soon!

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  8. Godzilla haha- nothing would surprise me at this point! In fact I expect him to surface off the coast anytime now! And I love those pics- so awesome with the mist. :)

    Hope you feel better soon! I have a feeling things are going to get worse here too, very soon- and they never really got better!

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    1. Yep the local area has been good to me photo wise!

      Yep if Godzilla popped up I wouldn’t be at all bothered!

      Definitely feeling better thank goodness.

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  9. Godzilla, why not? I saw an insurance company ad on a billboard = Floods, Locusts Let us protect you from 2020.

    Our numbers are increasing as well as the province has lowered the numbers allowed to gather indoors and out.

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    1. We definitely need protection from 2020!

      We have had our COVID level increased and that has brought more restrictions which could be in place for months.

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  10. 'Anything French' sounds great and the book of malachi.

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    1. I’m attempting to learn French so I thought this would be helpful!

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  11. Wow, that man using a snake as a face covering...lack of good judgment and common sense! Yeah...the second wave is coming and everything points at it being worse than the first. We need to build resilience, no choice. Going for evening walks is a good de-stresser. I hope you have a good week ahead of you.

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    1. There is a lot of lack of common sense going on!

      Yes I think it’s going to be worse, who knows what’s ahead but yes a good walk is great for getting rid of the stresses of the day!

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  12. Hi Heather! My sister lives in a town not to far from mining developments and they have loud booms and shifting earth quite regularly. We don't. Might just see the occasional whale make a splash.

    Life has been a circus here in SA at the moment. Covid is very far down on the priority list. It's finally becoming spring and that will most probable swipe it of the radar. Most viruses struggle to survive in SA. Come to think of it, most things do (I'm just a bit negative after certain events this week, you will see in my post).

    At least it's holidays now and I can have a bit of a rest.

    Take care of yourself and have a good week! Here's my The Sunday Post #12

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    1. We have a barytes mine and a massive quarry, I just presume maybe one of them was blowing something up! But the RAF actually put on FB that they were chasing away the Russians which seems to happen more often than I’d like.

      That was horrible in your post, those poor horses, such despicable behaviour on those innocent animals.

      COVID is unfortunately high up our list, more restrictions have came back in so we are nearly back to square one again.

      Hope you enjoy your break and get to relax!

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  13. Here it looks like we're solidly in the second wave for corona cases sadly. I think we got some new regulations as well, I am still staying inside when possible. That's a funny story of that guy using a snake for face mask, I wonder how effective it is, lol.

    I hope you feel better soon. Those colds can hang around for a long time.

    That sounds like quite the scare with that loud explosion. Glad to hear it wasn't Godzilla.

    We've had some beautiful clear skies here too this past week, you captured some nice pictures! I hope your new books are a good and have a great week!

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    1. Yep we had new measures put in place, cases are increasing, who knows when it’ll end.

      The cold has pretty much gone thank goodness, it was making me miserable.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. 'Unlocking French' sounds like a great title. Hope all is great on your side.

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  15. Sorry to hear cases are on the rise there. We're still very much in the first wave since it's never been brought under control the first time. Lovely photos from your walks. I hope you kick that cold for good this week!

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    1. The second wave is starting to hit now, more restrictions are in place or rather back in to place. The cold is nearly gone thank goodness!

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  16. I grew up near an Air Force base so I know the sound of a sonic boom. Its very distinct and scary if you aren't used to it!
    Your pictures are beautiful!

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    1. It gave us quite a fright but I’m glad we found out what it was, rather than imagining Godzilla!

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  17. Nice photos! I wouldn't be excited to have the Russians near by. I hope you feel better soon. It's hard enough to keep on track with everything these days when you feel ok. Enjoy your new reads!

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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    1. No I’m not overly happy about it either but they seem to do it quite a lot, I think they are just reminding us they are there!

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  18. That snake mask! Hope this week finds you better. Enjoy your new ones.

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  19. Did they ever get to the bottom of the loud noises? I hate it when representatives of the government don't tell us the truth. Ugh. We are so sad about the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What will we do without our legal angel?

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    1. It was a sonic boom from a fighter jet of all things! RBG was well known on this side of the pond too, such a shame.

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  20. It says a lot about this year that an attack by Godzilla is an option :)
    We are managing to stave off the second wave in NSW so far, and after several weeks of strict lockdown Victoria is almost on top of it. I hope the restrictions work.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. I don’t think I’d bat an eyelid if Godzilla strolled by!

      I hope Victoria stay on top it, Scotland was on top, not anymore.

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  21. Sorry about that cold. Hope you get extra rest and extra reading time....

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  22. Hope you're feeling better. They've eased up restrictions here but I see the cases going up in the news so I wonder if they will shut things back down. And I wouldn't even be surprised if Godzilla were to show up at this point honestly lol.
    Happy reading this week!

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    1. I feel that Godzilla would be way down the newsfeed if he appeared!

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  23. Ugh, colds are the worst. They really do like to hang around sometimes. I hope you feel better soon. Love those night sky photos - just beautiful.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  24. That's crazy about the jet! They do engine tests on the army base where I live and it shakes the windows for miles and that's just the test so the real one must be crazy. Sorry to hear your cold is lingering but hopefully you're feeling better. Have a good week.

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    1. I think the worst thing was the not knowing what it was, I always thought they weren’t allowed to break the sound barrier over land. I blame the Russians!

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  25. I hope you feel better too really soon. Our cases are rising again too. I think that people are so tired of the restrictions that they are slacking off. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. People here have become complacent and the students seem to be the worst, our most recent cases have been due to partying university students.

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  26. The COVID numbers keep going up and down here all the time. A massive explosion like that would be really scary.

    I hope you have a great week. Take care and stay safe.

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    1. It gave us a fright, at least we now know they are quick to respond to potential threats!

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  27. Wow that boom sounds really something. We have just gone down a level and now can have large groups, but I am still going to avoid them. I do like hearing about what others are experiencing around the world because we don't always hear it otherwise. Take care, hope that cold is gone soon.

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    1. We’ve gone up a level! We’ve also had more restrictions reintroduced, hopefully we won’t have them for two long but six months has been mentioned.

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  28. Those sonic booms are bloody scary! We were driving through the Lake District one year and two fighter jets came over us pretty low and scared the crap out of us! I'm sick of the Russians getting away with testing our defences all the time but nobody does anything to stop them!

    We've been under restrictions for a few weeks now so nothing much is changing for us but the Asda delivery man told us this morning that the panic buying has begun again-the toilet roll as usual! This is why I spent the spring and summer getting in everything I need for winter!

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