The last Bank Holiday before Christmas and that will be another year gone. How quickly they fly by. Before the end of the year I shall be a Great Grandmother again and I shall have another Grandson married - all goes to make me feel old.
Outside there is a distinctly Autumnal feel to the weather today - haven't seen the sun and there is a sharp wind blowing. Amazing after the hot Summer's day we had yesterday they were so lucky at the Wensleydale Show. Everyone is now hoping that it doesn't bring with it a new wave of Covid. At least most of the activity was out of doors.
I find it strange how quickly we have all adapted to and changed our lives. We have travelled around much less than we did before and most of us do consider the implications when planning any event. During Covid I have a) broken my hip and b) sold my car. So I am more or less marooned here unless I have a taxi (which I do to the hairdresser each Thursday); but I don't mind. My body is wearing out, I have adapted my day to suit and it always seems to speed past with the odd chat here and there and I am content with that.
It is a nuisance now only having limited television channels and no prospect of a change for some time to come (some talk of a dispute about materials for the new mast being transported over a piece of land of special scientific interest). But I am even adapting to that. I have got my book (Hemingway's Farewell to Arms) ready for my presentation on the first Monday in the month, and have also just read Bruce Chatwin's 'In Patagonia' - a book I remember reading (and being blown away by) when it was first published. It revolutionised travel books - it is presented in a series of short chapters - each about different characters and situations - much more about people and much less about the scenery. Brilliant.
I shall go and make myself a cup of tea now and have a rest and watch 'Escape to the Country' where all the houses they visit are too good to be true - not a speck of dust, not a thing out of place, everything matching and looking totally unlived in.
Enjoy the rest of your day.