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Published: June 28th 2020
Day 99 - a turning point . Tomorrow is a big day . The start of Week 15 and the last few days of June . Sunday morning . Another breakfast . Another walk and another view out of the same old window . Sunday is always a good walking day . I set off out . The rain had been falling lightly overnight . This morning it had stopped but the wind had picked up. The leaves on the trees were blowing . Not gently as you would expect in June. The sky was cloudy with the hint of more rain to come .
As I walked down the hill and around the Lido I realised that there was no-one out . Was it because it was Sunday? Was it the inclement weather ? Where were the fishermen . My only company two swans gracefully swimming in the dank water . A family of coots . Mum and three lanky legged chicks . She shouted to them as she walked past me .
Over the last few months I have gone from plans for walking . I knew exactly where I was going and how long I would
be out . Now my walks were more loose with no direction and less of a plan . I was full of thoughts of travelling . Perhaps Boris who had pronounced he was as fit as a butchers dog would lift the restrictions on travel . I had spent time trying to find out about travel insurance . Perhaps we would be Ok for Covid 19 protection as our September holiday had been booked before March . I would need to ring the company and check it out . If so then that was some good news . If Boris changed the rules and the Foreign office guidance was changed then we would be good to go . Greece too hot - what about Spain? Too hot . We could stay in France . Plenty to see . Or even try to recover something of our May trip to Scandanavia . For the first time in weeks I felt positive .
There is a feeling of the onset of Autumn - I know in my mind that we still have two more months of Summer . July and August can be hot . It is not until September that
Autumn kicks in but the flowers are going over the signs of Autumn are appearing . Just quietly and barely noticeable . But there all the same .
A water main had fractured on my route . Water ran down the road like a river . I commented on it as I stood talking to an elderly couple . They were as fascinated in where the water was coming from as I was . I walked Middle Road . Some of the houses small . Others mansions . Two graves dug in one of the gardens . I wondered how easy it would be to sell your home with a grave in the back garden . I walked the woodland path that took me down to Bottom Road . Not far to get home .
Cob nuts growing in the trees . Mushrooms . It really did have the feeling of Autumn .
At home I checked our train booking . it is still there . I printed off the form where we declare we are free from Covid 19 . Forms that I hope we will take with us to the Tunnel in September . Am
I tempting fate I wondered ? Better be optomistic of travelling rather than pessimistic . So that was Day 99 over and done with . What will tomorrow bring ?
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