Day 6 – Curfew – Sunday 29 March
Today has flown by. The weather has been super-windy but I did take Martha for her usual walk over the fields – albeit shorter than usual.
Several of my running buddies have been out discovering new runs up and down the country lanes surrounding Redditch.
I did shed a few tears when one of my friends ‘T’ sent a photo sitting on my Dad’s memorial bench in a beautiful spot near the water-splash in Bentley. I then spent a few minutes with my happy memories of Dad taking me and my sisters fishing in the water-splash; honestly we could have only caught tiddlers as the water and the little stream that feeds it is very shallow. It’s funny how places that seemed so ‘big’ as a child, are actually tiny in reality.
I spent some time pottering around the garden looking at which plants can be moved. I have several lovely Peonies in the front garden and want to create space in the back garden to accomodate a couple of them. By the old stump of a bay tree at the side of the house I discovered a tiny little flower which I want to move to a safer spot. When we first lived in this cottage we had a crossbreed Jack Russell who we lost when she was 19. We scattered Scamps ashes around the bay tree but over the years it grew way too big for the space it had been planted in so had to be cut down.
Returning to the cottage in 2018 many of the flowers had disappeared, so now that this little one has been brave enough to re-appear I want to dig it up (along with some soil that must contain Scamp’s ashes) and relocate it to a better position.
In the summer, when we are back to normal, I will add Rosie’s ashes to Scamp’s and then two of my girls will be at rest together with the flower marking the spot.
So, it’s been a little cooking, a little writing, a little exercise and a little TV day today; quite varied I guess.
Honestly, these solitary days are passing pretty quickly for me; there never seems to be enough time to do everything I plan to do…is that Just a Girl Thing?