Saturdays are never my favourite days, although at least today the sun is shining through the sitting room window and it is cheerful. We had a Zoom at 10am, six of us, - a good 40 minute chat and laugh together and that started the day off well. Then I had my half-hour walk round the estate, it is really quite cold and breezy so didn't try to go any further than my usual circuit. Then it was back for a coffee and then a chat ; I chatted with my next door neighbour's daught er who is moving to the edge of the North York Moors. Then I went out into the garden with secateurs to begin cutting back some of the herbaceous growth but it was too cold. So I made a cup of coffee and switched on the television to watch (and catch up) This Farming Life - I do so enjoy it - it brings all the fun, the hard work, the heartache when things go wrong - everything comes back as though it was yesterday rather than three years since my dear farmer left me. Let's hope we have a few weeks of good weather now to build us all up for the winter here. There is enough doom and gloom without bad weather setting in early isn't there.
Have a good week end. The way things seem to be going it might be the last one before we get locked down again! This business of going into lockdown in various places 'next Tuesday' or somesuch date rather than 'now, this instant' it seems is something to do with it having to 'go through parliament' or something- or that is how I understood it when a government minister was explaining it this morning. What usually happens is that folk then 'live it up' in the last week end of 'freedom' - or am I just being cynical?