And so it continues - In the name of Thiago - Day 101

Apparently today is Tuesday not that anyone seems to have the remotest idea where we’re up to now! Easter has been and gone without so much as a whimper and we are, as we have been for the last three weeks, staying home.

The dynamic in my own home is intriguing. Sometimes the three of us can go hours without speaking to each other. Elisa has an army of online friends that she spends most of her days talking about everything and nothing with.

I’m nowhere near brave enough to suggest that Angelica does likewise but the calls are long and often made in places where I won’t interfere. I can’t blame her for that of course and the summerhouse is getting some excellent use! You get a lovely late afternoon/early evening warmth in there even on a day like today, when it’s been noticeably chillier.

I was back at work today after the Easter break and it’s been a relatively uneventful day. I’ve been working from home on and off for the last three years so the whole idea of being at home isn’t alien to me at all but after a few days off, as many of us have just had, I always used to look forward to seeing the rest of the team in the office. I was surprised just how much I missed this today considering that most of them do my nut most of the time!

It’s also the start of the cricket season, at least it would normally be, which is why April is my favourite month of the year. It still seems strange looking out the window now, seeing a perfect, still evening yet unable to see this brutal enemy, which has now taken more than 11,000 lives in the UK alone.

A haircut always helps to improve things I reckon and Angelica took to my scalp with gay abandon after I’d knocked off work for the day. I am delighted to report that I still have a fairly decent chunk of said scalp remaining in tact and feel like I’ve been given a new lease of life. It’s just a haircut I know but it doesn’t half make a difference.

Earlier in the day Angelica and Elisa, not to be put off by the considerable drop in temperature, decided to have a dip in the paddling pool! I’d wanted to make a video but there was no way Elisa was going to go along with that but I did manage to get a sneaky photo in, which I know she would go mad about if she knew I was using it here!

All in all, I’m feeling broadly upbeat today. I’m delighted to report that I’ve had a few donations over the Easter break, which I didn’t necessarily expect. On top of that, I’m starting to get used to the idea that my walk will now be in the autumn and so it seems, are many others.

My friend Fiona, who was due to be overseas travelling when I was originally going to do my walk, will now be able to join me for a couple of days. My old mucker Jamie Hickey is down for the entirety of the first week and a whole heap of work colleagues are starting to pipe up again.

Hang in there everyone, it’s starting to feel more positive again.

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