Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

No photos, weather awful

From a heatwave, we have suddenly switched to cool and very wet weather. Last week, temperatures of 30 deg C, this week cool enough for the central heating to come on briefly this morning.

I have had a productive day, however. It's our daughter-in-law's birthday tomorrow and the rain stopped at lunchtime so I managed to get to the Post Office to post her card without getting wet. Town was quiet, partly due to the horrible weather, I expect. No one in the Post Office wearing a mask, apart from me, though the woman behind the counter was wearing gloves which she sanitized after I handed her the parcel I was posting to Eldest Granddaughter. As I've decided to abandon Spanish, I no longer need the copy of Harry Potter in Spanish, the English-Spanish dictionary or the Learn Spanish in 3 Months book. They are now on their way to someone who is enjoying learning Spanish and who may be able to make use of them.

Things are starting to feel a little more normal. The garage at the end of the road (where we take our cars for MOTs and repairs) has been open for the last couple of weeks in a socially distanced way. I also noticed last Friday that the car showroom by the main town car park is open too. Some of the non-essential shops are open, though the wool shop is still only doing mail order or phone-and-collect.

In about a week's time, we will be allowed to drive further afield and we hope to meet family and also have some days out. I just hope that we don't have a huge influx of tourists because that makes everything more hazardous. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been doing much better than England regarding new cases of covid.

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