I went in the shop today! That’s the first time for weeks. I’ve only been in a shop twice since being in lockdown. It was a strange experience.
I had to post a number of Nick Harper books to various people. It meant I had to get stamps.
I had to queue outside – keeping social distancing – and only go in when somebody came out.
Because I had not been doing this it felt strange – as if I was doing something wrong. Yet the transaction was quick and felt safe.
It is hard to believe there is really any danger but the death of a neighbours brother-in-law, at the age of fifty seven – a healthy cyclist with no underlying problems – following three weeks on a ventilator tells a different story. One has to remind oneself that the virus is out there and it is potentially deadly.
This is a strange, bizarre and surreal experience. This might well be the new norm.
Having posted my books I went for a walk – a warm day and the sun breaking out as I climbed the hill. The sun shining on the new fields with their different crops produced a patchwork of wonder. Two fields, that I believe were growing peas, looked spectacular. The emerald green was gorgeous.
Returning I set about completing my Sci-fi novel – Star. I have very nearly completed the editing!
I now have to sort the cover and back blurb.
The BT engineer did not arrive (again) and so my internet is still very slow. Frustrating.
Well Lockdown looks to be over for many. The roads are as full as ever. The hiatus of nature is over. We’re getting back to normal.
I hope it isn’t too soon! I don’t think this government has got their testing and follow up sorted properly yet. We could end up paying for that with a lot more deaths.