Yes, just as I arrived in my taxi at the Bank the sun came out and it was so pleasant - bit windy in our Market Square though (notorious on really windy days for blowing over aged people). The taxi dropped me literally at the door of the Bank and said he would wait as long as he could and if he went, to wait exactly there (I had Priscilla with me so I could sit down).
There were ten people in front of me in the Bank queue -all masked and all spaced covidly around the edge of the bank. I was a good half hour and when I came out - no taxi - so we sat and watched the world go by. Haven't done that for a long time.
My how dress has changed. There were people wearing absolutely anything passing. Hardly anyone was what I would called 'dressed up'. Most folk were in jeans and a top - often with bare midriff, hardly any woman had short hair = almost all had long, straight hair.
Now I am home and have lunched. There is something wrong with the toilet flush in the bathroom so now I have to wait in for the plumber to call (he lives just down the road so may call in on his way home.)
I watched the tribute to Prince Phillip last evening - somehow I found it vaguely disappointing but there were some lovely tributes to him. I suppose it was inevitable that The Queen wouldn't contribute but I did wish she had done because I do believe they had a very happy life together. I found Prince Charles so very sad - it came over so clearly that he felt he had never lived up to his father's expectations. And yet I felt that in spite of that they were very close.
Relationships are interesting aren't they? The programme set me thinking about my family relationships. Thinking seriously I would say that I loved my parents equally, had a very happy childhood, but now there is no doubt I think of my father every single day - the talks we had about nature, the walks we shared birds nesting, mushrooming, looking for and identifying wild flowers. He left discipline entirely to my mother and he never, in all my days at Grammar School, came to a speech day or parents' evening - he always left it to my mother. I do think of my mother - usually in relation to recipes, cooking, that kind of thing.
Looking back on the programme on the Royal Family, it was lovely to see both the Queen and Prince Phillip playing with their children, rowing on the water,barbecuing, just having fun. They can never be like the rest of us but at least they tried to be as 'normal' as possible. And quite obviously loving being parents.
See you tomorrow.