That seemed like a quickly passing weekend, even though I have to admit I haven't done the slightest thing for the good of myself. And I did promise that I'd go out somewhere pretty and enjoy the sunshine. I find that in the evenings when I seem wide awake and full of plans, I think up all sorts of outside diversions, and come morning I am filled with the spirit of 'can't be bothered'. I think it must be some kind of post lockdown syndrome! So now I'm trying to make myself go out a little bit and working up to the bigger things.
For those who have come to the community in the past week, welcoming you warmly and do do pitch in with any worries, questions or suggestions you may have. Sometimes we seem quiet but, in the background, we have some wonderful members with all sorts of caring experiences, who can help in many ways.
I've been wondering about those of you with gardens over the weekend. It's been lovely weather for getting outside for gardening and I wondered if any of you have taken any photos of your efforts or your emerging gardens after that horrible locked down winter.
I (and I'm sure many of us) would really enjoy seeing them if you'd care to post.
I'd just like to draw attention to the niggling thoughts I've been having about the increasing use of e-scooters in situations where it could impact on vulnerable people who are elderly or in need of care and assistance from others.
Our city now has officially approved e-scooter rental stands around town, ostensibly to be used in the newly installed cycle lanes and are intended to allow for people to get around more quickly without using fossil fuels.
Fine and dandy except that few restrict themselves to the cycle lanes, or take any care when they do. So if you are a bit frail, older, or need extra help from a carer, please keep your eyes and ears well tuned for these dangerous things, if you live anywhere where their use is increasing.
And also, please hold on to your bags, as it's the work of a moment to snatch one and be away at speed before you could say 'boo to a goose'.
What's happening for you all this week? I believe that, from today, for those who are in Scotland, you get to enjoy even more freedoms, so I'm sure some of you there will be longing to do some of the more usual things we all enjoyed once.
Have a great week and stay well and safe!