Well, hello my friends – another Wednesday. Surely not? Already? But yes – a week has flown by. And you find me feeling thoroughly discombobulated! Another week, six months to the day when Britain went into lockdown, and now restrictions are really tightening again. Infection numbers are rising, local lockdowns are in place in many areas, and more are “on the amber alert list” – ie., “look out! You too, will soon not be permitted to move out of your area without a good reason”. Oh well… here we go again.
So what have I been up to since last week – not a lot really. My desk has moved around the house as I have done different things Upstairs I have actually made some cards – 2 birthday cards – 4 sympathy cards (for my daughter’s father in law died quite suddenly at the weekend) – and a great-grandma card. Needless to say I forgot to take photos of the sympathy and great grandma cards as I was in such a rush to get them in the mail!! However…
Downstairs, I have crocheted, inspected (but not yet done) my knitting, and spent time hunched over a jigsaw board.
But then, on Monday, a treat! You see, this week has been looming rather large in the calendar – it’s a big birthday – you know, the sort which changes the number on the front (oh, groan!). My family’s plans have changed so many times it is unbelievable – due purely to restrictions. The plan to go away – cancelled. The plan to meet at the elder daughter’s house – cancelled. The plan to all cross the border into Wales and meet up outdoors – being held loosely as the weather is changing. BUT – the elder daughter decided this wasn’t good enough. She had all the presents and cards… so we would meet. I had to cross the border into England, but we met for hot chocolate, a walk by the canal, and lunch at a place called Grindley Brook. A gorgeous little cafe with fantastic outside space by the water, lots of activity on the staircase of locks, and a beautiful sunny day to boot! How precious to see her – and yes, risk a hug! When you live on your own as I do now, physical contact is nil – and you don’t realise how important it is until it is denied. I have seen Joy only once since February – and if you knew my family you would know how unusual that gap of time is! So, it was really good to meet her. I’m still hoping that the whole family can meet come the weekend. It all depends. Currently it is still legal. Who knows by Saturday what will be permitted! So, a little reminder of the gorgeous day out.
So that’s me this week folks, here on the North Wales coast on a very dull and exceedingly wet Wednesday morning. Thank you so much to everyone who visited and left comments last week. They were lovely!
Take care of yourselves. God bless you.