Lockdown Life.

Well here we are,

In lockdown once more!

As I arise each day

I am grateful for that,

As I realise I am still here.

Downstairs I go

And switch things on.

The music always comes first,

Then the computer,

Reading poems from my friends.

I then write something.

By this time it is nearly seven,

So breakfast is eaten,

Tea is made,

Drink some tea.

Change into outdoor clothes

Down to My River I go,

Walk beside it in glory

And wonder.

Pick up Newspaper on the way home.


Finish cup of tea,

Upstairs to do ablutions.

Clean and dressed

Ready for the adventures of the day.

The plan has been made.

Make some coffee,

Sit down and listen to music

In my ever busy day.

Stop for lunch.

Sit down once more with a cup of tea

And music playing as ever.

And then it is near dinner time,

So dinner is prepared

And eaten with a glass of wine.

Put crockery in the dishwasher

Pour out another cup of tea,

Sit down, exhausted.

The music plays,

Then the end comes to my day,

My oh so busy day,

So off to bed I go

Ready to enjoy the next day,

The next day tomorrow.

Such an exciting life,

In this lockdown.


  • orchidee

    Good write Gold.
    I'm not nipping to the River much this season.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, I am trying to go every day.


      • orchidee

        Brrrr! Some days anyway. I wouldn't enjoy it those days I wouldn't see much, as I would be galloping on the walk, to get home quicker. Am I on a horse then? Did we ramble in 1066?

      • Doggerel Dave

        What a perfect day Andy, perfectly timed, perfectly balanced, well planned, well paced - It's hard to believe you would wish for more.... What could that possibly be?


        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Dave - more coffee.


        • Neville

          thank you for this fascinating insight into your daily rituals and routine Andy .... I am glad on your behalf sir ... stay safe n well now ya hear ... N

          • Goldfinch60

            There are probably many who are living like this at the moment but I do have other things that I am grateful to be able to do as well.


          • dusk arising

            All that tea and no mention of prostate.
            You are far more organised than me sir.

            • Goldfinch60

              No, no mention of prostate as I use Kenyan Tea.


            • Fay Slimm.

              A fine and well-planned day that lightens the lock-down by being so grateful for small mercies dear friend. - - thank you for sharing it with us.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Fay. I actually do a lot more than that but music is always playing in the house.


              • Robert Haigh

                We have to keep busy and try to keep sane in this THIRD lockdown! Music certainly helps. I'd be lost without my music. Keep safe Andy!

                • Goldfinch60

                  I have been listening to music all my life and would also be lost without it.


                • L. B. Mek

                  thank you for sharing these priceless nuggets of a simple life's: majesty,
                  only available to those who have taken time to cultivate that endless source of solace: mined from within...

                  • Goldfinch60

                    that mine is very deep now but there is still a long way to go.


                  • Nancy Rdz LL

                    Ahhh humanity's Deja Vu of life haha.. What must be repeated everyday with a touch of wine added (especially red wine). to the end of day to complete it's day of art ha ha..

                    Well painted Gold it's a lovely routine as appreciating what bring to our day and enjoying the dimple things in life even if it's doing over and over again n. That's what I feel is the beauty of life. I myself live my life the same with my little girl and all she wants lol

                    Thanks for sharing and keep inspiring 🤗

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you for your Kindwords Nancy. We must keep sane in these times and all we can do is the best we can. Even in these times life is still wonderful and you are right the occasional glass of red wine helps.
                      May you and your little girl keep safe and happy.


                    • Nancy Rdz LL

                      Btw loved the video it was beautiful and funny presentation never seen that and made me smile, really enjoyed it, thanks so much for sharing made my morning haha... 🙂

                      • Goldfinch60

                        I sent the video to the choir of which I am chairman saying perhaps we should try it when we get back to singing once more.


                        • Nancy Rdz LL

                          That's good well they did a great job 🤗

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