The weather is abysmal - very strong wind, pouring with rain as I write, cold and cheerless. Very few people have passed my window today - just one or two stalwarts with dogs (and the dogs look more reluctant than the owners on the whole). Nothing at all going on and so far I have not spoken to anyone at all. The Ladygram in the Lady Magazine and the Cryptic crossword in The Times have kept me going and I did cook myself a salmon and cod fish pie with mixed Mediterranean vegetables followed by Strawberries and Cream for my lunch.
I didn't put a Post on yesterday because it too was a 'nothing day' - luckily I did have a pleasant afternoon sitting chatting to H, my neighbour, over a cup of tea. Nice to be able to just go into a house for a cup of tea - keeping social distance of course. The social distancing seems to have worked on the whole in pubs and restaurants but outside in the street afterwards it all seems to have broken down. It will be so sad if it all breaks down again after so long in lockdown.
My hair is for the chop and style on Thursday. I am not altogether happy about having it done but really I look so shaggy that something has to be done before I become identifiable as The Wild Woman of Leyburn.
What a funny year it has been so far. We were saying yesterday - most of us (women I am meaning here) buy maybe a couple of new oufits in Spring to see us through to Autumn - even if it is only jeans and a T shirt. But this year my two outfits (2prs jeans, a twin set and a cotton sweater) have yet to be worn - I have been nowhere to wear them and really I can see them still hanging in my wardrobe unworn when Winter sets in. And then it will be the time (it comes round every year) when I have to fight hard to resist the temptation to buy myself another leather jacket.
Keep warm and don't be afraid to switch the blanket on for half an hour at bedtime if it is as chilly with you as it is here.