Day 20 – Curfew – Sunday 12 April (Easter Sunday).
First thing this morning I enjoyed a video call with some of my grandchildren, my son (for a nano-second), and his lovely partner.
‘Happy Easter’ was followed by an excitable account of the Easter-Egg hunt in the house and garden; recounted by Isla (3.5 years old) she proceeded to show me how she had a chocolate bunny which was identical to mine.
It was wonderful to see her little face. I have seen her through the window when passing the house but it feels like a long, long time since I’ve had a cuddle. Before the call ended she said, ‘Will you be able to cuddle me when you haven’t got Corona virus, Nonna?’
Talk about emotional! I did explain I don’t have Corona virus but I can’t cuddle her as we are all ‘staying safe. Bless her, she doesn’t quite understand what is going on – why should she at 3?
The day was spent lazily reading, plus a couple of video-calls with the family. I cooked roast lamb for dinner; the rosemary picked from the garden was particularly fragrant and, along with the oil I had rubbed over the lamb, added to the wonderful aroma of the meat cooking.
At our usual time of 9pm the television went on and I watched the penultimate episode of ‘The Nest’: surrogacy with a twist is the main part of the plot. After this Tom and I watched ‘Homeland’ – a long running series which is getting a little samey but remains compulsive viewing.
Tom and I are now three Easter eggs down and two to go…feeling a little overdosed-on-chocolate this evening – and that is not Just a Girl Thing!!
P.S. For those reading this in years to come, the UK are now sitting at around 10,000 deaths, Boris (our P.M.) is out of hospital and the Queen had made her first Easter speech