This morning I drove to Weston Super mare to collect my friend Sheila,to take her to an eye specialist 20 miles away,she has the beginnings of failing eyesight,and i told her not to even think of driving there herself because after prodding around her eyes for 2 hours it would be very unwise to do so,but as is my wont,the satnav wanted to take me halfway across Somerset to WSM,but i got there in the end.,and i was more than happy to oblige,and sat in the car reading a book for 2 hours was so enjoyable on a warm and sunny day.
However,on our return we popped into the Windsor Castle for lunch,no,not that Windsor Castle,a pub,and very good it was too,sat outside eating fine Fish,chips,peas and salad,while Sheila had Gammon & pineapple,chips ,salad and peas.It suddenly felt life was beginning to return to normal,in a quiet but responsible way.
When i finally arrived home,i was drinking coffee,and the doorbell went,and it was my good friend Rose,who i had'nt seen for over a year,she was still very anxious about entering the house,so we went out into the garden and chatted for about 2 hours,and it was a delight to have a good long natter,and hopefully we can do it again very soon.
And so at long last we are emerging from our forced isolation and as long as folk stay to the guidelines life will improve on every level.
Its certainly taught me how much our freedom matters.