“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”– Dr. Seuss
England – Lockdown and me – Part Two
Gerry spoke about how the pandemic has turned our reality inside out, but in many countries, the number of those infected has been reduced considerably, allowing some of us to slowly move towards a different form of normality.
This is my second response to the challenge, a continuation of yesterday’s blog of how the rules in England have affected me.
In Part One I was unable to comment on what it’s like outside my bubble because despite some easing of the rules I haven’t been out for over three months and so I spoke about what a joy it was to be able to have my son stay for the weekend.
Another welcome relaxation of the rules has meant that we’re now allowed to invite small groups from another household into our gardens – on the Sunday of the same weekend, number three daughter Elizabeth and her family joined us for a family BBQ.
As time has gone on and scientists have learnt more about the virus, evidence has emerged that masks are not necessary outdoors if a two-metre distance is observed, though at times it was difficult to distance ourselves from the small children; however, unless we are facing each other, we are told it is pretty safe, and fortunately, the virus disperses speedily outdoors, therefore, none of us wore masks.
Eldest daughter Victoria arranged the garden furniture at two metres apart, and son-in-law Simon performed his cookery expertise on the BBQ.
For the little ones, having been cooped up at home for three months, with playgrounds closed, and for the most part, open spaces too, coming here to spend time with us and run around freely was a delightful treat. No Cranky children today!
Continuing to follow the recommended rules of outdoor socialising and not allowing groups (even family) into our homes, daughter Victoria provided a camping toilet tent for the use of Lizzy and Alistair. The littles ones brought their own!
Woody wasn’t in the mood for Run and Fetch, but grandson William was happy to oblige!
Is there anything more pleasurable than spending quality time with our families and watching little children splash around in a paddling pool on a warm and sunny afternoon?
Editorial Comment: This was the second and final section taken from the previously missing post.
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