It’s a while since I’ve blogged – there are several reasons but a couple are:
1. I don’t want to bore you with blogs just about running and pilates (which are my two mainstays during this odd period of time)
2. I am reticent to comment on the state of play nowadays because it appears living with Covid 19 is bringing out both the best and the worst in people generally…and I really don’t want to see the bad side of anyone!
To be honest, I even feel sorry for the government because they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Take two recent decisions; announcing that masks in shops have to be worn they gave us a couple of weeks notice, announcing quarantining on return from Spain they made an immediate action. They were criticised for giving notice re the masks – after all, surely if they are such a life-saver the announcement should have been immediate? They are now being criticised for giving zero notice for the quarantine period.
Moving swiftly on to a less controversial subject, the garden is looking pretty good just now. My cottage garden is not a perfect garden and I am just a novice but some of the colours are absolutely stunning.
I realise I should have taken advice from a lovely man who has just passed away and removed some of the plums as they are now too heavy for the branches (sorry R, next year I’ll do as you told me ❤️).
I recently gave away a fair bit of beautiful yellow Broom and I am in the process of offering clumps of Crocosmia to people . I never used to like this plant but I’ve grown to appreciate it – it fills gaps as it spreads (and appears to self-seed) and the vibrancy of the orange flowers is a real ‘cheerer-upper’.
Finishing on a positive for those of us who really do not want to wear a mask (although I will when I absolutely need to) I have found a couple of local suppliers for fruit and veg and am awaiting my first delivery. Along with online shopping this pretty much negates the need for me to wear a mask other than picking up any ‘voluntary shopping for those shielding in our village’ – this takes just minutes as the orders are placed and paid for and our fabulous village shop will bring the bags to the door. Our local butcher will also take orders from outside. I feel very privileged to live in a village with such friendly and thoughtful shops and people.
N.B. If I were a key-worker or employee of a business where a mask was necessary of course I would wear one, but I would never CHOOSE to go somewhere like a supermarket or shopping centre and HAVE to wear one…if you do that’s fine, we are all different!