Happy Easter to everyone in The Argus Singers and I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this early Spring sunshine.
I am sending this greeting from our caravan while enjoying the sun and the scenery and before you think, 'How is that achieved when no caravan sites are open yet. Are they wild caravanning?' Well, as you may remember, last Spring I reported that Gordon had taken all the wall tiles from our kitchen in preparation for a new kitchen....... and during the year other parts of the kitchen furniture gradually and mysteriously disappeared too. This week, one year on, the new kitchen has begun and as our caravan is sited on the drive, I am spending my days, (not nights) enjoying a 'holiday' with views of the bins, piles of scrap metal, a full skip, and more importantly I'm keeping apart from the workmen. I have fridge, cooker, microwave, heating, water etc. etc. so 'I want for nowt!' People walking past the van are doing double takes!
This latest lockdown during the cold dark winter has been so difficult and has made me feel quite miserable and although with plenty of time to select any of the jobs on my list, I continually carry them forward from one week to the next. However, with Spring on the way, lighter nights and the exciting prospect of meeting friends in gardens I'm bouncing back and ready to go..... and there's a new kitchen to sort and tidy and a very dusty house to clean! I have many emails to answer and after giving myself a talking to I'm starting here with this one and I'm full of good intention.
I had my Pfizer vaccination in early February at Shotley Bridge Hospital and Gordon had his Pfizer jab at Stanley early March and apart from having a sore arm for a day we've both been fine. We seem to be on track with the vaccination rollout, but does anyone really know what will happen when the lockdown is gradually and eventually lifted?
We want to be able to sing together again!!
My shielding officially ends at midnight tonight, but yesterday after the latest easing of restrictions, I had a distanced coffee with Ian and Sharon in their garden and it was so delightful and wonderful to see them and to be able to sit and chat. I'm hoping you can all see friends and family soon and enjoy their company.
Enjoy the sunshine everyone before the cold weather hits us again this weekend and I hope and pray that The Argus Singers will be back in September and we can all be together again.
......perhaps not quite as close together as this ...
... ....meant to be the choir in case you're wondering!!
Love to all
Judith Cole x