When I started this blog at the beginning of the year if anyone had told me what this year had in store I wouldn't have believed them, it's like living in a parallel universe.
Last week I really believed that Bank Holiday Monday was on Monday, it said so on the calendar. It didn't feel like any other day but that's the new normal now. I had somehow missed the fact the Bank Holiday had been moved back four days to Friday. The weather forecaster on the TV was talking about the coming Bank Holiday weekend and I wondered what he was talking about as we'd just had the Bank Holiday.
I had my hospital appointment on Thursday and had been given a lot to think about over the coming Bank Holiday weekend. So Friday came and I took myself for a walk to the park as I hadn't been out of the house for two weeks apart from the hospital visit. It was a lovely, warm sunny day and many people were sat out in their front gardens eating and drinking and I merrily said cheers to a few folk as I passed by but keeping my distance. I had by this time realised they were having street parties to celebrate the anniversary of VE Day. My walk to the park gave me some thinking time but just wasn't the same anymore not having my little dog with me, it had been five weeks since we said a final goodbye to her.
I've been looking through old photographs of Annie as we are both missing her dreadfully. I came across this one which I like, taken at a time when we had the two dogs who got on so well together. They both loved going out in the car and loved their walks especially if we took them to the beach. I emailed this photo to a friend who replied that Annie looks like she's wondering if we're there yet :) Ignore the red threads on the top of her legs they were from the red jumper she used to wear.
Now here's the thing that confuses me the most. On Friday it was announced that the lockdown in Wales has been extended for a further three weeks with some minor adjustments. At least our local garden centre will reopen soon but with social distancing measures in place but only one person per household at a time please. From tomorrow my daughter and son-in-law who live over the border in England can get in their car, drive wherever they want to, take their dogs for unlimited amounts of exercise but no, oh no they are not allowed to come and visit us because we live in Wales. I'll look on the bright side though, I start my chemotherapy soon! Is all this really for real?