Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

What happened to summer?

Today I managed to walk up to see my elderly friend, despite the weather being horrible. It rained really hard first thing, but then the rain stopped for a while and I quickly walked through town and up the steep hill to have a brief conversation (socially distanced) with M before hurrying back to call again at the chemists to pick up the tablets that had not been ready on my way out. And I didn't get wet! The rain started again after I returned home and now, though it's dry, it's extremely windy.

Wales is relaxing the rules on households meeting as from tomorrow, but M and I are probably going to have to go back to phone chats soon because although there is very little covid-19 around I don't want to take any risks at all and I want to avoid all indoor meetings for the foreseeable future.

M, on the other hand, seems keen to go back to our old routine of chatting over a cup of tea in her kitchen, but it's one thing for a 96 year-old to decide that if the worst happens, you've had a good innings, but G and I are at the age where you still expect a good few years yet, even though you are probably at risk of a more serious illness if you do catch covid. I can see that negotiating the reduction in restrictions is going to be more difficult for us personally than abiding by the strict lockdown rules.

34/52 for the group 2020 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: H is for Home

Selfie taken as I arrived home just before the rain started again.

I made it home before the rain!

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