Two more days and we are into May. What a strange April this has been - certainly like no other for any of us I would guess. It is to the stage now when most of us know someone who has got 'it' or at least knows someone who knows someone who has got 'it'. And there is no longer any need to speculate on what I mean by 'it'. Other than my allowed fresh air quota each day (sometimes a walk, sometimes a bit of gardening, sometimes my exercises - and today none of these as I am tired and it is cold outside) I have been nowhere at all.
The days pass in a kind of blur. I get up, breakfast, shower, do one cleaning job thoroughly - today was the bathroom - cook a lunch and then read, or watch a TV programme, or do something in the craft line, or garden. I looked on Cro's veggie garden on his blog today and envied his ability to do that - there was a time when I could have done it but not any more. The News consists of Covid 19 and nothing else - it is as though the world has stood still to try and deal with this, which in a way it has.
As I write this rainspots appear on the window. Not many, just odd ones here and there. I hear from Derek in Essex today that they have had a good downpour starting in the middle of the night and still going strong when he sent me an e mail a short while ago. Up here we are desperate but it is obvious we are on the very edge of the rain front and it is going to pass us by.
Is anyone else watching 'Normal People' -an adaptation of Sally Rooney's book of the same name? The first two episodes were on BBC1 and the rest is on iplayer (BBC THREE). The acting is superb. And having spent my teaching life in a Comprehensive school it is particularly poignant.