Lockdown Blog: Day LXXIV

I’m feeling a little nostalgic as I write this post. Tonight is our last Friday night in our house, as next Friday (assuming all goes well) we will have sold the house and temporarily moved in with my parents. I bought the house almost exactly five years ago on the 30th June 2015, and while this is not our forever home, it has been a good house and I’m sure we will miss it a little.

The final full Friday started with what I have termed The Battle of the Garden Fence. When I came downstairs for breakfast, I found a magpie and cat (hidden just behind the tree) posturing over who gets to remain on the fence. As you can see in the video, the much smaller magpie wins the day. I suppose that is what happens when you mess with an tiny dinosaur.

Once I had finished watching the excitement in the garden, it was to the computer as usual and emails before joining the morning huddle. It was a small turn out today, but that meant a quick meeting and more time before lunch to call a couple of patients.

Lunch was left over stir fry, followed by a quick trip out to drop the dog at the groomers. This was his first trim since lockdown began, and I suspect he now ways a kilo or so less than he did this morning. As you can see in the picture, he looks magnificent, definitely a haircut to consider in the future.

Back at the desk, and it was a few more calls to patients, as well as a couple of calls to patients to finish the day. Unfortunately, at five, the working day was not quite done, as I am on call today. As has become the custom since lockdown, I joined the 6pm on call doctor conference call, nothing to report, before I headed out to the chippy for our Friday night takeaway (and before you all panic, don’t worry, Dominos will be making one more appearance before we leave). It’s been at least six months since we last had chip shop fish and chips, and I must say they were delicious.

Once I had finished my dinner (and had a little rest) I took the dog out for a long walk to tire him out. This could be the last walk I take him on from this home (the nostalgia’s back) as he is going back to the in-laws tomorrow to stay with them while we move.

Entertainment this evening will be a little TV (I’m currently watching the excellent Springwatch on BBC2), followed by the 10pm conference call. Hopefully, that will be the final call of the night.

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