Thursday, September 24, 2020

Still not smooth.


Angus and New Blogger are still having settling in disagreements. The tech version of the human ' Why can't you put the cap back on the toothpaste tube ?'  type disagreement. This morning all the photos are downloaded from our morning walk. They then disappear completely and irretrievably.  Here instead is a photo of an impatient Sophie sitting in the back of the car and waiting to head off for some curly  croissant ends. The way the Covid numbers are rising we shall have to give serious thought as to whether the morning trip to the cafe should be discontinued. It's not an issue while the outside terraces are open but will become so when the weather forces us indoors. Perhaps French cafes might start to invest in those large outside gas heaters ?


15 comments:

WFT Nobby said...

We think Angus need to invest in a warm winter coat.

Teena and Lala said...

We doubt whether our planned trips to the convent will go ahead. We're also waiting to conclude the missives on our new wee house in the Borders and wondering whether or not we will be allowed to move in. What a year.
Teena and Lala

Linda said...

I read somewhere in the French press that the French govt is banning outdoor cafe terrasse heaters in winter, plus opening the big window/doors in summer to let air con out onto the terrasse. Makes total sense from a global warming point of view, but suddenly everything is turned on its head. Blogger has defeated me. I was wanting to revive my gardening blog, Slow Growing in Scotland, now that we're reclaiming a garden up in whisky country, but it's in a complete bras de fer between Google and the fact that I originally signed up with another email account.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Given that oor wee Nicola has put restrictions on socialising inside once more, I think Gail's advice is very meaningful. I'm now away to defrost a supermarket croissant. One makes the best of the times! YAM xx

Susan said...

Linda is right. Terrace heaters have been banned.

Angus said...

I fear all the tables and chairs will be stored away as soon as the temperature drops below 15 degrees.

Angus said...

Good luck on the missives. The problem will be getting a removal firm to help move you - depending on which side of the border you are ! The planned trip to the convent becomes more complicated with each passing day !

Lisa in Tokyo said...

Too bad about the terrace heaters being banned. It seems to make sense, but the ones I am familiar with run on propane and, at least according to Wikipedia, "propane has a negligible ozone depletion potential and very low global warming potential." I wonder if they can rethink the issue given the current circumstances.

Angus said...

Banning outside heaters either means folks will congregate inside and pass on the virus or bars will see their takings fall off a cliff. There again the cost of a heater is so high that you'd need to sell a lot of coffees to recoup the outlay.

Angus said...

I'm wondering how long before the St Andrews students are sent home ?

Poppy Q said...

Our restrictions have eased again here but I am sure with another community outbreak we will have to have masks full time. So I'm off to the movies tomorrow night and an outdoor show on Monday night.

Teena and Lala said...

Thank you!
We are doing the van runs ourselves; Essex to Hownam x 4 and about 2800 miles. Oh deary me.

Angus said...

The borders, I'm sure, will prove to be a very wise choice in these 'unusual' times. They would of course be a wise choice in 'usual' times too but at the moment low density and space is a big thing. All the best for you and the wee house.

Pam in NH said...

I read someplace that new Blogger is running best on Firefox. Maybe you could take a look: but what a pain.
Sending hellos and well wishes to the Font and all here, M'Ongoose.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

And our restrictions are easing...just to be opposite. State border closures are opening. There is vigilant oversight to ensure no flare-ups of COVID.