Bit of a disappointment after yesterday when it finally turned out to be warm and sunny. Today there is a sharp wind blowing and it is chilly again. I did go for a walk with Percy but we were both glad to get back home again and into the warm. Now the sky is largely blue but it is that pale blue that signifies that there is not a lot of warmth in the sun.
We look set to go further and further into lockdown and I do begin again to feel sorry for those shop owners trying to make a living. We have a charming independent Bookshop in Richmond - about ten miles away from here and easily accessible under normal circumstances. But given the combination of my ankles and a semi lockdown going to Richmond is not on the cards for me. Rachel last week on her post recommended 'Call me by your name' - I liked the sound of it and sent for it from Amazon. I put my order in on the Sunday on line and the book came on Monday lunchtime. Then she mentioned a sequel 'Find me' - I ordered that from Amazon on Saturday - they said it would be here on Tuesday - it dropped through my letter box today, Monday, at lunchtime. With that kind of service you can hardly blame people for using them.
A friend called yesterday with three books for me to read so I am nicely topped up with reading material again. And today was bed-changing day. At eighty seven this is a pretty major operation but it is all completed - bed stripped, sheets and pillow cases washed, tumbled dried, folded and put to air and bed made up with clean clothes. It will be lovely tonight stepping into a clean, sweet smelling bed - one of life's little pleasures. Maybe this troubled time has made us all stop and think a bit more about what is important in our lives - if things end with there being a better world, however small the change, then at least some good will have come out of it all. Stay safe