And then came.. well not a lot - In the name of Thiago - Day 102

It is remarkable how days where I feel very bright and full of the joys of spring are followed by those where nothing much seems to be happening or sometimes much worse.

Yesterday I felt the former and today I feel the latter but that is definitely an improvement. I think that even just a few days ago the bad day which followed the good was a really bad day, full of gloom and just really, really hard to manage.

Perhaps it’s the fact that we are all in the same boat at the moment, just trying to get through a day at a time and thinking, like me, that each day of the virtual lockdown that we are in, is a day closer to not being in it. And though none of us know just how long it will be like this, it will always be true to say that it’s a day closer to ending. And let’s face it, that’s a far more positive way of viewing the circumstances we face.

My new routine is fairly simple: day’s work at home which finishes somewhere between 4.30 and 5.30, retire to the garden to catch some of this fabulous weather we’ve been having, think about dinner, have dinner, then go out for a walk in the evening for our one a day. Nothing very remarkable about it at all, it’s just how it is. It will be interesting to see how I maintain this blog in the coming days. I might need to throw in a tactical complete meltdown!

Yes here’s one of my regular blog stars leaping out of the pool this evening. I think she found it a bit chillier than she was expecting but she wasn’t ever going to admit that of course. Well not to me anyway. Angelica is having some time off this week, surprisingly work have not been pleading for her to come in, so my two girls have been making the most of this unusually warm April in our garden today.

And this is about five minutes after that first picture. You can’t tell from this picture but the little lady had goosebumps all up her arms and down her legs but was determinedly not shivering. No sign of weakness, not to Dad!

I just sat in the summerhouse with Angelica for a little while, discussing holidays and how it seems that we might not be sharing any together this year because of the walk. But this year was always going to be different, so we need to allow each other a little leeway.

This is the view along my street, another reason for April being my favourite month. As the trees blossom I just find it very relaxing, all seems well with the world for a little while at least. And so now it’s time to get out and enjoy the late evening glow as the sun begins to dip. Isn’t it just beautiful?

Take care all of you and if you are feeling generous and have maybe just been paid as it’s the 15th of the month, perhaps you might like to make a contribution to my fundraiser. Be kind to each other and stay safe everyone.


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