We woke this morning to a warm breeze and it struck me yet again how fortunate we’ve been that the weather has been warmer and drier than usual for autumn. Here’s hoping it continues for a while longer–it makes everything more bearable.
Our bubble enjoyed a nice hike yesterday on our first day of Level 3. It was good to climb a mountain again!
New Zealand has moved from level 4 lockdown to level 3 today. Level 3 is about like what the rest of the world is calling lockdown, and for most of us our daily life won’t change much with the relaxing of restrictions. But it’s a move in the right direction, and it’s heartening to see that all our efforts to control the virus in the past month have been effective. Keep up the good work everyone! Kia kaha!
A noisy Nor’wester blew in last night. Bits of the neighbour’s trees pelted the roof like rain.
We’re all starting to go a bit crazy here. Looking forward to the move to Level 3, but recognising that it won’t make much difference to our daily life. I hope that, wherever you are you are staying safe and keeping busy!
Anzac Day has me thinking about the sacrifices our governments ask its citizens to make, and how the benefits don’t always justify the sacrifices. In the fight against Covid-19, our sacrifices seem small, and the benefits great compared with the sacrifices made by the soldiers in WWI for dubious benefits.
Yesterday was overcast, but the sun peeked out just before it set.
This is poem number 29–only 4 more until the end of lockdown. Except that the end of lockdown isn’t really going to change anything for most people–we’ll still be stuck at home. The dilemma I’m facing is, do I continue with the poetry?
We’ve added a daily ‘commute’ to our routine–a nice walk to warm up before sitting down to our computers for the day. The mountains have a dusting of snow now, and it’s nice to start the day with a view of them.
So, we are to spend another week in lockdown. It is the right decision, but it is disappointing to think it’ll be another week before the builders can start up again.