It’s after 5pm UK time, dark outside, but surprisingly mild.
We walked up into town today to get a sympathy card as although I make them for every other occasion, a card for condolence is a different matter.
We had some basic shopping to do so went to the supermarket first as it was the furthest point. They had cards but only for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and Get Well Soon, but there is a good newsagent in town where I purchased one with roses on the front and a simple message inside. We have lost several people on our estate in the last eight months.
For us, it has been a quiet day. We’ve managed two walks now, and two more acquaintances have said how sorry they were to hear about Maggie. This is such a close community especially amongst dog owners, they all feel our loss. We are looking forward to picking up her picture on Friday. Hubby has been tweaking the snapshot I have of Kizzy, and if we like what they’ve done for us, we hope they will be able to do something similar for her.
Lunch today was a cottage pie with cheese topping, served with broccoli, peas, carrots and cauliflower. It all went down very well!
Our neighbour came in for a cuppa in the afternoon and stayed for a couple of hours. She originally declined because of the latest tier system (we are in Tier 3 even though our numbers are below the national average), but we pointed out that she is part of our support ‘bubble’ so it’s allowed. I think she is relieved that she won’t have to isolate herself again as she had in the first instance because she thought at 70, she had to stay indoors. It has played havoc with her nerves and anxiety, so we are glad she is intending to go out for walks, do some shopping, and of course interact with us.