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Saturday, 21 March 2020

Enjoy the little things

In November 2018 I posted Daisy's annual "adoption day post" and made up my own little meme from a photo I had taken. Of course, back then I could hardly know it was her last anniversary, but then we rarely know when something happened for the last time.

Which is why my Thought for the Day is:



Our world has changed, almost overnight, and only a very staunch optimist would say it will not change more in the coming weeks/months.  Bag End is not a CV-19 free zone and by that I do not mean we are ill (thankfully neither of us have any symptoms) but this is my blog, my personal journal, and ignoring things which are happening isn't the right thing for me to do.  I'd love to pretend the nasty stuff never happens, but life isn't like that.

Yesterday afternoon I did a 'little thing' - only a couple of miles along a concrete promenade.  It was more to test my knee ligaments than anything else.  They held up, just about.  Getting out for a walk has seldom been so important.



There were a few people about, mainly dog walkers, but social distancing was not an issue.  Proving it is still possible to go out for coffee - next time - flask in a rucksack ðŸĪŠ











24 comments:

  1. We do need to enjoy the little things you are so right, thank you for this reminder. It is at times like this that I am grateful to live where I do and that I can go outside without worrying about whether I will be meeting anyone.

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    1. Thank you Mum. Individual areas are increasingly asking visitors to stay away, first Cornwall, the Lake District yesterday and now Scotland. Aren’t we so very fortunate to have all this on our doorstep but be able to go home at the end of the day?

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  2. Lovely Jayne & we are also trying to be somewhat normal, by keeping busy, distancing ourselves as much as necessay, finding enjoyment in the little things too, like driving in deserted forest on Sunday (K's birthday), enjoying a picnic by the roadside & the quietness with only birdsong, bleating & mooing of farm animals.
    Please take care, stay safe and huggles.

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  3. Well said. Following a morning of catching up with chores, I will be going out for a walk, grateful to be able to get out where social distancing isn't really an issue. It will be so important for our mental wellbeing over the coming weeks. X

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your walk Jules, you are right about how important this is going to be over the coming weeks.

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  4. Enjoying the little things is right, especially now. Social distancing won't change much of my life anyway as I don't go to pubs/clubs/theatres/cinemas/bingo halls etc, I much prefer open countryside or a deserted beach somewhere. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be enjoying the little things on a coastal photography quest for my next blog post - and even without the current virus precautions the fewer people I meet the better I like it :)

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    1. Ditto Eunice, I don’t go to any of the places you mention either, but it is still a very strange time.

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  5. We have a sunny weekend promised, so will be out in the garden, and then knitting and sewing.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, much the same here, without the knitting!

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  6. Dear Jayne
    I absolutely agree. The little things are so important and often the things we have taken for granted. I loved being out in the garden this morning, enjoying the beautiful blue sky and hearing the birds singing.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Cheers Ellie, I am so glad you have the sanctuary of your lovely garden.

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  7. I saw a thing earlier -- would it be a meme? an infographic? Anyway...right now in Spain, apparently, you're not even allowed to go outside for a walk. I think...no, I know, that would do me in. So I'm VERY grateful that people are being (mostly - loo roll notwithstanding) sensible so things don't get to that level of lockdown.

    We're enjoying our daily walks and visits to the neighbourhood pond....and I'm quietly pleased to see lots more people out walking dogs (And children) than we're accustomed to....so it's a very good thing indeed. xo

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    1. Hi Mel, I think lockdowns are coming to many places, I find that the most frightening aspect of all of this. Stay safe m’dear, x

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  8. How true that is, enjoy the little things in life. This crisis has brought out the worst and best in people, I've witnessed both this week. I can't tell you just how much human contact can mean in the bad times, so social distancing is very hard to accept. Take care x

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    1. I understand Eileen, at times like this we all need our blogging friends very much. XX

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  9. I don't feel the need to go out and about so much because of all the lovely windows and skylights we have, plus we're up at the top of the hill so to speak and there are no houses close by. We can wander in our yard with impunity. The views across the valley don't hurt either. As the trees leaf out, the view will be reduced but that just another version of the tapestry we enjoy living on this place. The birds are very active these days and you know how I love them. Yeah, the little things are the only ones that count in the long run. Take care.

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    1. Yes, we are much more fortunate than most to have these wonderful views right in front of us. Stay safe, xx

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  10. I think we're all going to be very thankful in the coming weeks and months that we're able to get out in the fresh air. Living the way we're going to have to will make us appreciate the little things even more.

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    1. Absolutely right Jo, but we were the ones who already appreciated it . . . I do hope most people will be able to relax a little and find some acceptance of all the necessary changes.

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  11. Yes so important. Since I moved in November to a flat I have tried to walk for at least half an hour each day. Even more important now and I am so glad I can be by a river and fields after a few minutes walk.

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    1. Hi Jean, thank you so much for leaving a comment. Your walk sounds lovely, and possibly even more appreciated now than it was before?

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  12. Not sure how I missed this post - but the photo and those words - for this very time could not be poignant xx stay safe x

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    1. Thanks Kate, wish I had not been so prescient ðŸ˜Ē. After a morning in the garden, I am now out for my ONE government permitted walk of the day, ALONE.

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