Monday morning, bright and early, delightful morning and threats on the television of dire weather to come. So alarm bells ring - make the most of the next couple of days. I tidy round quickly, don a waistcoat and set off round the block - the furthest I have been for quite a while. One of the nicest things about walking slowly with Percy is that people in their front gardens want to chat as you go by - takes up time, but I have plenty of that. A quarter of an hour's chat with H next door helped me on my way. It was still quite early and there was hardly anyone around. When I arrived home the milk bill was through the letter box, so I went straight back out again on another walk to put the cheque through the milkman's letter box - so I am pleased with my exercise today!
There is something different about the sunny weather this time of the year. I suppose it is because we know winter is on its way and we all begin to feel nostalgic for the 'lost' summer, although this year has almost been a non-year in every way hasn't it? And as things stand it may well be another six months of similar restrictions before we ge back to anything like normality. The photograph on the front of the paper this morning shows young people in Newcastle 'living it up' with no social distancing. I hesitate to criticise because I don't how I would have behaved if I were that age at this time. I am just really rather pleased I am not.
That's all today! It is a glorious day and I am going into the garden to enjoy it (and admire the new patio) so 'see' you tomorrow.