Today’s Treasures – Snowdrops, Sunsets and Sunshine
As I write, the hotels, cafes, and restaurants are closed again, all events are still cancelled, and a lot of people are still in isolation – but we do have a vaccine, the snowdrops are out, the days are getting longer – and the end of winter is in sight.
Lots of things have changed during the last year. People have discovered that they really do not need to travel so much – it’s possible to work from home – and it’s relatively easy to hold a council meeting online – and in fact it’s much easier for more people to attend when they don’t have to travel.
Families have become closer – finding things to do together. Books, jigsaws and family games have come out of hibernation and everyone has learnt about home education. We home-educated two of our children (under very different circumstances!) and there’s a book telling our story on Amazon
The January sunsets have been amazing, the rain turned to snow and snowmen – and women – and snowdogs and cats – in all shapes and sizes (some even wearing masks!) decorated many gardens. The snow was more magical somehow – knowing that we hadn’t got to go out and drive in it!
We have learned to enjoy dancing and singing, via Zoom, shared music and films, watched wildlife and this year we can look forward to a summer when most of the vulnerable people will have been vaccinated and we can have long-overdue birthday parties and celebrations in the sunshine.
Published in the February edition of the Whitchurch Gossip