Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Lockdown 2020 stretches into September

I've not spent a night away from home since 7 March, thanks principally to Lockdown restrictions. That means I've enjoyed lots of lovely Timperley sunsets from our living room window, like the one above, last Friday (28/8) - taken at a time when the 20/20 cricket at Old Trafford was engulfed by a storm.
I was delighted this morning to learn that restrictions on movement imposed on those of us living in Trafford had been relaxed from midnight. So I took the opportunity to deliver cake to Mike and Sarah in Didsbury - with coffee in their garden, then pedal on to visit Cary in his garden in Sale Moor. More cake was delivered*, and coffee was consumed. We had an interesting discussion about LEJOG bike rides, that we are both independently planning. Will that become, at least in part, a Joint Venture? Anyway, we did and can in the future exchange information on this attractive project, but its execution will be 'post-vaccine', and who knows when that will be.
By the time I got home around noon, I discovered that the relaxation of movements for the citizens of Trafford had been rescinded and I'm no longer allowed to visit people in their gardens. So it's back to meeting in public parks. I have no idea why this should be less risky re virus transmission than meeting in gardens like I did this morning.
En route through Wythenshawe Park this morning, a tree that came apart in some wind a few days ago seems now to being attended to - I suspect the entire massive tree has to be felled.

Regardless of all these rules regarding liberty to move around, I did travel to Staffordshire with Dot after her regular eye injection at Optegra. It's an easy choice - break the rules or let her go blind.

* And the cake was duly consumed by Penny, during a break from her frantic 'working from home' routine.


bowlandclimber said...

Are you in or out. Total confusion.
Break the rules for Dot. I'll stand bail.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks BC, I hope that won't be needed.

I came across someone yesterday whose Covid related problems made our inconveniences pale into insignificance. Those of us who are fit and healthy and have an adequate income should perhaps just bear up, stop whinging, and help those less fortunate if we can.

Sir Hugh said...

I am envious of those who live within the cycling distance of your cake round. Do different people qualify for either cake or chocolate brownies?

Phreerunner said...

As you can now see, Conrad, I've added a picture of Cary's 'working from home' wife scoffing said cake. This is Sue's version of cake, as Cary is allergic to my caffeine impregnated version.

Yours will have to be delivered by car, I'm afraid. I'll be in touch.

Note that the majority of the cake usually disappears during our Saturday morning socially distanced parkrun reunions at Wythenshawe Park, which are free to attend...