We seem to have all got used to this lockdown. Here the streets are empty and few walkers venture out - and it is to be like this for at least another three weeks. On the News at tea time we saw the situation in Moscow where the outbreak is very bad and where the line of ambulances waiting to get into the hospital with patients stretched so far back that there was a four hour wait to get in. It all seems so surreal and yet bit by bit we are getting so used to it that it is becoming part of our lives.
One way for me to avoid sitting thinking about it is to read one of my travel books - to get immersed in going over the Sahara with Michael Palin or reading of Shackleton's journey or of Carol Drinkwater's adventures on an Olive Farm - sheer escapism all but pleasant escapism. And a short spell in the garden digging up the odd weed on a part of the garden I can reach safely. And today is the day The Lady magazine with its two cryptic Ladygram puzzles arrives and I have spent part of my day doing those (1 and a half done - hopefully the rest tomorrow). They really are splendid puzzles - I can really recommend them to anyone who is into Cryptic puzzles.
There was another virtual Coffee Morning with Zoom this morning but after ten minutes with my friends I lost it again - 'Server not found' however hard I tried. Interestingly when I switched on again later in the day Firefox immediately took five minutes to update and I couldn't help wondering if that had something to do with it. Has anyone any ideas?
The sun is going down - half past seven - perhaps another hour before it is totally dark. Living alone and in isolation the days do seem to be long and I do feel ready for bed by this time but have to stay up unless I wish to wake at about four. See you again tomorrow.