Twelve Months of Covid – November

This month, hubby comes down with a cough, a cold, headache, fever – and I just ‘know’ it’s the Virus….. at 3.30am on a Sunday morning I’m ordering an online test…. it arrives Tuesday afternoon – he does the test at home and posts it off into an NHS priority post box for collection at 5pm – the results come through by text Wednesday afternoon – negative……. he’s just got a cough……

Relief…… I’ve spent two days in crisis mode.. I wonder what people go through with relatives in hospital that they can’t visit (and not for the first time feel a sense of terror, and things being out of control)…. It’s quiet where we live – a very low density of population, but it’s coming -we have our backs to the sea, so there’s nowhere to run to.

We come out of lockdown 2 on December 2nd, and Lincolnshire is in the highest tier….

November is also deer rut time – this year I don’t go, nor do I go and visit the seals that haul up at Donna Nook to give birth to their pups. I find that the viewing area is closed off anyway.


I return to the woods…. bathe there, walk there, meditate there…….. it’s quiet, peaceful…….

No fireworks this year, no bonfire night – no Halloween trick or treaters….. I did buy pumpkins but just made them into a winter soup…..


The mornings are cold, and misty – we drive out into the Wolds and launch the drone – the fog is thin but covers the hillsides and makes for a dreamy landscape…….

December is coming all too soon -with the promise of a relaxing of rules for five days….. part of me wonders what is going to happen during that time….. will it make things worse……

The consolation is that there are more vaccines coming onto the market – we hope………

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
On the eleventh month of covid – we went into the wolds