I do sympathise with those people whose lives are difficult and with those who suffer from depression. My heart is with you and I light candles every night for you. I live alone and for four months have been self isolating. I miss my husband Ron every day but have done that for nearly twenty years! Ron would have enjoyed this time as he often said that he wished the two of us lived on a desert island. I have left my flat just four times to see Mr. Peter Turner, my optician.
I am grateful to my very caring family and friends. My son lives in York and my daughter lives in Welland near Malvern but I get regular phone calls. My daughter orders on-line anything that I need and it usually arrives the next day.
Food is not a problem thanks to Downend Coop. They have all been fantastic from the manager Simon and the kind people who shop and load the trolley to the young man who delivers to my door. I call it “star treatment”.
When my car had a flat battery my friend Kate P took me to the optician, and church friends have phoned me often. With all this loving help, how can I not feel cheerful?
My greatest joy is the arrival of my first great grandchild! She is two weeks old, is called Ophelia and I am meeting her for the first time this week.
Most of the people that I know are enjoying gardening or cooking. Have you tried “Hassleback bread” You make slices in a loaf, but not right to the bottom. Fill the gaps with your favourite things, perhaps cooked leeks, bacon and cheese. Wrapped in foil you heat it up. It’s quick, easy and delicious.
I have always painted using oils. A few weeks ago my York family sent me water colour paints. Guess what? My white settee is now splashed with rainbow colours. It’s lucky that I like rainbows. In French they are “arc en ciel”, arch in the sky!
Think of the fun we shall have when this time is over. My son and I will be off to France!!
Take care please,