Good morning fellow members. It's Friday again, in case anyone needs a reminder.
I can't believe we're about to enter May, on several counts. One of which is the darned weather in UK at the moment!
I feel I’ve been in rehab this week.
Physically I’ve tried to walk a little more, and have tried to leave the house every day if possible, at least for a short walk to get myself moving again, after making lockdown excuses for weeks and weeks for not going out.
I knew I must be seizing up with so little exercise but it’s quite ridiculous how hard it seemed to be to put one foot in front of the other each time, and I found muscles I’d long forgotten I had.
By Wednesday I was ready to try my next challenge which was to visit the city centre by bus. I was glad I did it. I made sure to keep my mask well up and carried plenty of hand sanitiser. Funny how even the smallest routines seemed odd though, like checking before leaving home to make sure I had my bus pass with me, and where to tap it on the bus.
It was fun to go into one or two shops and not have to rely on on-line shopping, and I found some craft supplies to buy so I was happy. I wasn’t interested in anywhere which had queues to get in, but most places were surprisingly un-busy anyway.
Hubby was with me and we decided we’d also try to have coffee out if we could.
It was challenging finding seating, but we eventually did. Can anyone tell me though, why, from having clear blue sky overhead, within five minutes of sitting down and ordering, a large dark cloud appeared right above us and rained on us while we were waiting for our order. Was it me or was the barista being extra slow? We were getting drenched and we eventually had to take our order and run to find shelter to drink it. All we could do was laugh at our bedraggled selves.
Yesterday we had supermarket shopping to do and again I called on my reluctant legs to carry me there. Coming home, hubby asked if I’d like ice-cream at the ice-cream parlour. This is hubby-speak for “I want an ice cream. Please say you want one too” Honestly the day was freezing, but although ice cream was the last thing I wanted, I agreed, as he’s had no treats for ages.
At this point though, I finally established that outside eating is perhaps not for me at those temperatures! I’d bought a couple of casual tops while shopping and found myself rummaging in their bag, putting them both on over my other clothes, and sat with teeth chattering, like a cross between the Michelin man and Nanook of the North, trying to look as though ice-cream was the best idea to come out of the day!
Goodness only knows how so many people seem to be enjoying outside lunches and drinks. I shan’t be joining them again or picnicking in the park until at least August!
But seriously, weather aside and all in all it was really a pleasant feeling to just take some tiny steps back to a bit of normality!
This post's very 'me' focused, so how about letting us know what you've all been doing this week, and how you are all feeling now that lockdown has eased a little?