After this lockdown has ended the economy will have suffered no end and we will be paying for the cost of it for many years I think, but I believe people will take some good things out of it too, I hear the neighbours children playing in the garden far more than I did before and when I'm out walking I see more parents and children walking or on their bikes. It's giving people time to enjoy more simple things. I'm discovering lovely walks that I knew were there but had either forgotten about or didn't have the time / was too tired to do.
I thought I'd share one of them here with you.
Just a short walk from our house, past the few local shops there are some steps, you could almost walk past them without noticing but they lead away from all the houses and to lovely green space.
First is all the wonderful wild garlic growing along the path
Then the path opens up onto one of the fields
The field above is just one of a few different ways you can reach this lane, now I can walk the lanes in a big square and end up back where I started. It's takes about an hour, longer if like me you keep stopping to look at things.
This section is the longest part but there is a lovely reward over the hedge a little further down
On the last lane now and almost back to the housing estates
I't easy to forget that we live right on the edge of this beautiful countryside and I'm enjoying getting out and about and re-discovering.
On Friday the UK celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE day. There were still a lot of people around having get together's on their own driveways, still keeping the distance rules, which was nice to see. We had a lovely surprise delivered, Joanne had ordered us afternoon tea. :-) She had found a local bakery that was doing home deliveries.
It all came packaged in a box with enough food to fill one cake stand each! It was lovely, but we were stuffed and needed nothing else to eat for the rest of the day.
Just look at her little face!!
I feel I should just say for anyone seeing this and might judge. Yes our daughters and grandchildren come to see us, however, they only ever stand / sit in the garden, never the house.
Neither me, or Mark, are in isolation because of any medical conditions, therefore if we keep to the 2 metre rule, them being in the garden is the same as standing on the drive and us standing on the doorstep.
We have a large enough space on the patio that we were able to have our afternoon tea without breaking this 2 metre rule.
Be assured that any photos I share of my girls or grandchildren whilst this crisis is going on are taken from a distance and cropped, we are all abiding by the guidelines.
I just wanted to make that clear.
I hope you are all staying safe and well
See you soon