Locked down …

… but, fortunately, so far, not locked in.  We are very lucky, living in the wilds of Northumberland.  For the most part it just feels like an extended winter without the temptation to take a motorcycle out on salty roads nor play golf on water-logged courses  In some ways, life is almost simpler.  Lacking other inspiration, here are some images of the neighbours who don’t seem to have got the hang of social distancing:

Ewe mucky kid …

Here’s lookin’ at ewe kid

Ewe don’t have to say you love me …

Don’t look back …

The local longhorn …


  1. brenda · April 7, 2020

    I smile…after publishing two images – one of a goat, the other a sheep. I find that right below the post are your neighbors. Be safe.

  2. Su Leslie · April 7, 2020

    Lovely images, and I’m glad you are well and staying safe.

    • northumbrianlight · April 8, 2020

      Many thanks Su – all good here and trust it is the same with you and yours

      • Su Leslie · April 8, 2020

        That is good. Yes we are fine if a bit stir-crazy. No bike outings for the Big T and nowhere to buy parts and stuff to work on the bikes ☹️

    • northumbrianlight · April 8, 2020

      I managed to acquire some bike stuff just before lock down and some of the online stores are still operating so I have spent some time in the garage faffing with the Scrambler Compensates for painting house walls and woodwork! Condolences to the Big T 😦

      • Su Leslie · April 9, 2020

        I pass them on. He can’t even do house DIY for a similar lack of materials. But strangely, I can’t get him all that interested in cooking.

    • northumbrianlight · April 9, 2020

      I think I should have sent commiserations not condolences 🙂 Unfortunately we have much paint in stock and I am head chef so, never a dull moment 😦

  3. sustainabilitea · April 7, 2020

    I enjoyed what ewe did with the captions as well, Robin. Glad your life is more or less normal. Nice to be able to get out and about. I walk in the mornings and don’t see many people, which is nice. I like your longhorn shot a lot as I have a soft spot for longhorns (and would have more than one soft spot, were one to poke me with said horns.)


    • northumbrianlight · April 8, 2020

      Thanks Janet. I am very fond of those longhorns – there are three, a bull, cow and calf. They have been in that same field for about ten years and I am guessing they are now second generation. Certainly the cow (Venetia) is not the original. As you say, not wise to stand too close especially if the big fella suddenly turns his head. Hope all remains well with you and yours, all the best, R

  4. anthony brown · April 10, 2020

    Hi Robin We have not seen many ewes so it is lovely to see your pictures , how we miss the wide open spaces
    but the house is being painted & I can practice chipping on the back lawn Regards Tony & Moy

    • northumbrianlight · April 10, 2020

      Hi Tony – good to hear from you. We are certainly fortunate living in the wilds of Northumberland – we can almost imagine nothing has changed, particularly if we avoid the media. We are going to have the most splendid freshly painted, tidy houses, gardens and garages when this is all over 🙂 Looking forward to the day when we can meet on the fairways again. All the best, Robin (and Pam)

  5. J.D. Riso · April 10, 2020

    Sheep! Oddly relevant images for these strange days, I say.

  6. Yeah, Another Blogger · April 22, 2020

    I’m feeling sheepish right now. So, it seems appropriate that I add a comment to this story. Take care.

    Neil Scheinin

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