Small businesses officially allowed to open again! hurrah! Many people came by to say how nice it was to see me open again which was lovely. It’s worrying to think if your customers will return or not. Being closed for such a long time makes for reassessment of everything.
I have spent the time sitting in the garden reading, only finding other things to do when the weather cooled down. A few folk have told me they haven’t managed to settle through this time to do anything or be productive. Me neither, I have achieved nothing spectuacular, not learned a language or produced a quilt or crocheted blanket.
I have, however, been still, rested and mindful, enjoying the outside, feeling the wind and the sun on my face, watching the birds flit past and being in the now. I have also spent time cooking for my family, we only ever do 3 meals a day together on holiday. Finding enough for 4 people to eat every meal can be a challenge, particularly when small teenager declared he was going vegetarian a few weeks ago!
Be kind to yourselves whatever you are doing and whenever you choose to come out of lockdown I shall look forward to seeing you.