What strange times we are living through. Nature carries on as though nothing is different - the leaves sprout on the hedges and trees; I see that the mature ash tree I see from my window here is already showing a faint flush of green so it looks as though it will be the ash before the oak this year - implying that we shall be in for a soak over the Summer rather than just a Splash. Nobody needs me to tell them that we definitely do not want that this Summer. In only four months it will be a year since we had the dreadful storm here in our town and neighbouring villages and some householders are still not back in their homes yet after the clear up.
It is another cold day with a sharp wind still from the North - just a little more sunshine today so we are on the up. And next week we can expect much warmer weather so that is something to look forward to.
Life has suddenly become much simpler for those of us in self'isolation. The highlight of my day has become something simple like a friend ringing for a chat, or a friend walking past with a dog and a friendly wave. And even lunch (salmon and haddock fish pie with veggies) has become quite an event. Now I no longer have my cleaning lady coming I am trying to do one job a day - today's was to strip and change the bed, wash the bedding, dry it and it is now sitting there inviting me to go and iron it. My next job after the bed - now well aired - has been remade. So -off to my chores folks - see you tomorrow.