Today for the first time during Lockdown I had my first real trip into town - first to the Hairdressers and then on to the Building Society. We are a holiday area, with lots of Holiday cottages and so the town was busy - the car parks were full, the cafes were full and there were lots of folk wandering about and looking in the shop windows - just like in normal times. It all seemed a bit strange and will take some getting used to - for me at any rate.
It is actually rather nice to have a day without the sun. The heat is still around but there is no sign of any sunshine, it is just very heavy and dull. I expect it is coming in off the North Sea. All I can say is that people seem rather relieved to see it. A haircut, paying money into my Savings account, then home again to read The Times. A cold lunch - pork pie, tomatoes and crisps - because a friend is bringing me a fish and chip tea at six this evening and boy am I looking forward to it - it is a long time since I had such a thing.
Walking round town was quite hard without Percy but I can't get him into the back of my car so I have to make do with just my stick. Going into a supermarket is good because a trolley is marvellous support but it is then difficult to get the produce to my car boot.
I have the chiropodist coming at three thirty this afternoon so even my feet are having a birthday today. I think this is the busiest day I have had since lockdown began - quite exciting really. See you tomorrow.