Day 53 - I did not overlay this morning . The sun streamed in through the blinds . Today was not going to be the day I lay in bed . Instead I would be up and about . Breakfast made and out into the Derbyshire countryside . According to Boris I can get in my car tomorrow and drive for exercise . Nothing different there for some folks then.
This morning we are heading same road , same direction just until we get to the bottom of the hill. Turn right today and uphill . Not left and down toward the Nethermoor Plantation. A householder has made a cardboard cut out figure , dressed it as a nurse and attached it to a lamppost . As I walked past it I could not resist taking a photo. I wondered if Spiderman might be about . Or the clown on his unicycle . He never gets up our hill . Cannot blame him really . I wouldnt fancy riding a unicycle up a hill.
It is cold again this morning . Not winter cold but that northerly chill is in the air. We will warm up though as we
walk . Through the park beneath some mighty oak trees . Probably planted by the Hunlokes many years ago. They give our village a green feeling . We are heading out Swarthick way today. Just to keep the interest going I found a site on line showing interesting things to find on a walk in the local area . It is a cross between I Spy and geocaching. Walking in itself after a while can be boring , tramping the same old roads but when you arm yourself with a plan and with things to find it climbs up a gear. There is a milestone I have not found . Somewhere between Swarthick Farm and Ivy Farm . Hidden in the hedgerow it might be hard to find . I was looking forward to adding it to my list of milestones found.
Did you see Boris at the weekend? He and his government pontificated on how to unlock the lockdown . After four days he came up with a plan. A roadmap . As i walked I couldnt help but see him at his desk . He reminded me of cross between an angry schoolmaster thumping the table as
if to emphasise what he said and Winston Churchill. A good deal of retoric, throw in a splash of jingoism and some praise . At times I felt he was just stopping short of throwing the board duster at me . He praised us for staying in . He obviously missed the crowds in the parks of London. He told us we could go out more . Exercise more than once a day. We could drive out . The message was unclear but it would all be revealed on Monday.
Well it was not . The waters were muddied even more . I did not see many out at this early point of the morning . A lone gardener heading for the allotments . A few cars heading to work . I scoured the hedgerow on one side and failed to find the milestone . Crossing the road I dodged one lonely cyclist before searching the other side . I never did find it . If it were there it was like Boris' message well hidden . I did however find an Edward VIII post box . And read that our supermarket wont open until 8am tomorrow . The ease of shopping last week long forgotten and it is back to queues again .
By the time I got home I had made a decision about that roadmap that Boris had produced . If I used to find the Channel Tunnel I probably would end up in Edinburgh instead .
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