Not a lot to be cheerful about today is there? Here it is cold and wet. The Covid news gets worse by the minute and the Prime Minister is to speak to us all later and tell us about new measures that are to be brought in. On a personal note - my front doorbell has stopped working - well its working is intermittent which is as bad and because of the damp atmosphere my arthritis is very bad today and I can hardly walk. So not exactly a cheerful sort of day is it?
Then things began to happen. First of all Joanny rang from Western Australia. Joanny is a relative of the farmer and she and her daughter did come over one year to see us. She rings from time to time and she always cheers me up. So many sincere thanks Joanny. Then I remembered that a young couple who live just across the road from me were married a year ago today, so I sorted through my cards and found a suitable one and Percy and I delivered it (negotiating the steps up to their front door - never easy as Percy doesn't care for steps) and while we were out, although it was raining, we walked round the block. The electrician called and looked at the bell and decided I needed a new - and better quality - one and went off to buy it. He has ordered it and will be here by the week end to fit it. Then the sun came out and there was a lot of blue sky. S and T called to take my card and get me some cash from the cash machine in the town. By the time the Prime Minister came on television to talk about the new measures to combat Covid I was feeling more my old self. Yes, we will beat Covid, we have to and we all have to follow the instructions given to us by the experts. Nothing is as bad as it seems. Chin up as my father used to say.