Twelve months of Covid – October

The days get shorter, the nights get longer and colder. I want to sleep the winter out, and wake up to a covid free world. Leaves are falling. Bats look for a winter roost – we put bat boxes up in the local churchyard.

There’s good news at last – the prospect of a vaccine….. and at last I’m able to get a flu jab…..

Out to the beach again, with a friend – we go in different cars, but are able to get a coffee at a real cafe… we enter and leave wearing our masks, but the ‘normalcy’ of sitting inside with a bacon bap and drinking tea and coffee, brings back memories of the halcyon days last year when this was all but commonplace.

I try the drone this day- but the wind is so strong it won’t move forward. I take a photo and put it away…..

I get out with another friend for a walk in the woods. Explore somewhere I’ve never been before… the colours are amazing, and I temporarily forget that there’s a problem in the world…. my friend talks about ‘forest bathing’ – and I can see his point. I come away feeling relaxed and yet energised….

I even start to learn a bit about fungi – which is abounding in these woods…. Amethyst Deceiver….. beautiful but I wouldn’t fancy it for breakfast.

On the first month of covid – we went to Woodhall Spa
On the second month of covid – we went to Humber Bridge
On the Third month of covid – we went as far as the garden pond
On the fourth month of covid – we were still in the garden
On the fifth month of covid – we went on bike rides, but mostly stayed at home
On the sixth month of covid – we went to the local woods
On the seventh month of covid – we headed to the beach
On the eighth month of covid – we stayed in again
On the ninth month of covid – we flew……
On the tenth month of covid – we headed to the woods