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#Friday 14.0: Lakes! Where Have I Been All This Time?

Each week I will (try and) share a small segment of something useful I learnt. While this is for my own amusement I hope it resonates with my lovely readers.

Another place to contemplate

                  Like many other people, as we emerge from lockdown we have been left with the thought of exploring more around where we may live. There is a strong chance the numbers of those taking holidays abroad will drop drastically.  As an interim we may spend more of our time and money either sampling local secrets or taking time out elsewhere in the country. 
                 Over the past two months I have been mapping out new places to visit and take my family when it’s safe to do so.  Last month I discovered a place while out cycling, so stopped over to have a nose.  At the time it was still shut but having opened a few weeks back, we’ve made our 3rd visit already, and I found it a perfect spot for lots of things. 

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#Friday 7.0: Make believe until you walk outside

Each week I will (try and) share a small segment of something useful I learnt. While this is for my own amusement I hope it resonates with my lovely readers.

Make believe until you walk outside

Based here in the UK I am guessing lockdown protocols are pretty much the same where you are. Exercise together as a family but otherwise only travel out for essentials and minimise numbers. While like some, we’ve managed to build a routine at home. This week we were talking about how it’s beginning to feel second nature so another couple of weeks should be sustainable, at least. And maybe what’s the panic?

But I did venture out for some essential items and the reality of the situation hit home. Parking up at my local supermarket I queued up for the first time, (just been buying from a small store so far) and the sorry state of affairs was laid bare to see. Observing social distancing in its practical sense just didn’t feel right. But the reality is, this could easily be our future for a long time to come. When the message is stay home, stay safe, save lives, they really do sincerely mean it.

“The line that separates us now”
Image by me in the supermarket queue

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Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!

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#Friday 6.0: Some say Hi, some walk by

Each week I will (try and) share a small segment of something useful I learnt. While this is for my own amusement I hope it resonates with my lovely readers.

Some say Hi, some walk by

This week we (two of us) started daily morning walks. We have a particular route which we first walked on Christmas day (2019), seems a lifetime ago. The walk is 4 miles in total. The first mile takes you along a countryside path, two miles through various streets and then the final mile along a cycle park. While the walks are early morning we are still seeing people out there, either on their own, with their dogs or with another family member.
There are a few observations I made:
(1) People traffic in the opposite direction will tend to cross to the other side. If they don’t we will.
(2) Some will look up and acknowledge.
(3) Some will acknowledge, and say Hi.
(4) Some will not look up, not say Hi, not attempt to open their mouths.

I don’t begrudge any response I may/may not get from a passer by. But I do perceive that the fear in the eyes may get a little worse if the unfortunate death toll numbers rise again sharply. By April 13th we should know here in the UK whether the lock down is set to continue, but I hope the general public continue to do the sensible thing. …..#OneCommunity

Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!