Good morning everyone - yet another week begins - and next Monday we shall have added British Summertime. I hope someone will inform the weather. It is a sunny day today and I enjoyed my walk, but golly I needed my woolly hat and gloves. At the speed I walk (getting a bit faster) it was cold in the stiff breeze. One of the good things about my daily walk (please note, I don't always feel like it) is that I usually meet several other folk on their daily constitutionals. We always observe social distancing but we often stand and chat - only for a couple of minutes but it is always human contact and that is so very important, I am sure you will agree.
There is not a lot to report so far today and a roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding - courtesy of J, my carer- sits awaiting the press of a button in the microwave so this will sit quietly until later in the day after our afternoon's Zoom with P and D in Grange and then I'll be back. But I will just leave you with something to think about because I would like to know what you think. Lately there have been a series of programmes on television about the Royal Family. I have found them most interesting - re telling a lot history which I knew about vaguely but went back to my very young childhood - for example, I can rememb er the abdication well but I knew nothing about the background - the autocratic nature of King George V and Queen Mary, which was at odds with Edward's outlook on the monarchy. Yes - I think we have been lucky that he abdicated in favour of his brother George who became George VI and thus now gave us our present Queen - but the finer details were lost to me, so I learnt a lot. But last evening there was a programme on the present Queen and her marriage to Prince Phillip. Some of the details were personal to say the least and were the result of recent papers - my personl view is that nothing has been gained by publishing them --our Queen has done a jolly good job (whether you are Royalist or not you most likely agree) and she has been supported by Prince Phillip. Do we really need to know intimate details about their marriage and possible cracks in it when they were young? I personally think not. Both in their nineties now - couldn't all this have waited a few years?
And after our blog with P and D here is another question for you. On the way to the shop for groceries this morning P was approached by an elderly couple who held their camera out to him and asked him if he would please take their photograph. He apologised but refused saying with Covid restrictions in place he really didn't think he should touch their camera. Would you have done this or would you have just taken a photograph for them?