Wednesday is my non-working day of the week, and I normally go out for lunch, pick up bits of shopping, meet people and make appointments. But not for the second week in a row. It hasn’t been easy this past week in lockdown, and I know a lot of other people are thinking and feeling the same. But…we will get through this, and in the meantime, we stay safe in our bubbles. I don’t know about you, but at times like this, I think it is important to stick to a routine and plan out the day. So today I was up at my usual time (thanks to Charlie needing breakfast), and managed to capture this picture below of the moon at 6am.
Breakfast was the perfect combination of a boiled egg, Kalles kaviar (that Swedish fish roe paste), a toasted roll and of course, tea. I went to a Zoom Pilates class in the morning – good to stretch, good to see other people from my classes and good to switch off from everything else going on. Even better, it was a lovely sunny day, and even warm enough to sit outside for a while and read (a rather strange murder mystery).
As usual, my ‘lockdown walk’ was to the Botanic Gardens. I can’t tell you how grateful we are to have this on our doorstep at this time. Today I walked up and around the Magpie Lawn.
I also spent a bit of time in the kitchen, making soup for dinner, using a broth mix with barley, lentils and split peas. Onions, carrots and some spinach for greens went into the soup, making a perfect combination for a cosy evening at home. Again.
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