Tied up with a pretty bow

We’ve noticed on our walks recently an abundance of blue bows on trees, gateposts, doors and fences.
We asked our neighbour if she knew what they were all about, and apparently it is a means to show support to all key workers like posties, delivery drivers, refuse collectors and anyone on the front line as well as our NHS staff.
To me this is far better than standing out in the freezing cold banging a pot, the revival of which fell flatter than a frisbee.
I made enquiries, and the lady organising it lives in the next road, so we collected two bows on our walk this evening, one of which is for our neighbour, and we’ll put them up tomorrow.
The town is going to look very pretty and our vital workers are going to know they are really appreciated.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Tied up with a pretty bow

  1. V says:

    This is a really nice idea. I like it a lot. Small things like this go a long way to showing that we can truly care about things that matter as a society. You know what I mean?

    We have a lot of blue bows around our city right now. A police officer was run over and dragged behind a car, passing away from his injuries. His wife is pregnant with their first child and everyone has been sharing blue bows and tying blue ribbons around their front trees to show support for his wife.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    I love this idea

  3. Carol anne says:

    that’s so lovely! Its a nice way to feel appreciated! Xoxo

  4. authorfleurl says:

    It’s a lovely idea, and a small country community a half hr drive from us (we are also rural) also tried to put coloured ribbons on or near their mailbox to appreciate the firefighters who fought the Aussie bush fires this time last year. Sadly they were told to remove them as it was interpreted a different way by the mailman, and was confusing to him. They weren’t pleased at all, and it became an article in the paper. Nice thought but didn’t work for them.
    Well done on your blue ribbons, though!

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