Lockdown Diary – 2020 – 56 – Eight Weeks is Two months

The seasons are rolling round and many more people than usual are taking to their bikes. Gardens are currently displaying  lilacs in full bloom. We have this pretty pink one.

But there are innumerable shades of, well, lilac. Two different ones are visible in neighbouring back gardens and the garden on the corner always has a lovely white one blooming close to their vibrant yellow laburnam. We had one of those but it was blown over in a spring gale.

Like many others, we had notice last week of yet more cancellations. Finding the confidence to do any of these things when life starts up again might be a challenge.

Yesterday, saw the 3rd trip of lockdown to the local BIG supermarket. Necessary for the few, very few, things I can’t get in local shops, the wait to get into the shop took twice as long as last time. However, I walked straight up to a till when I’d been round. Also, some of the family were shopping there, too. Unexpected in the city and so joyful. I suppose those of you living in smaller places have more hope of a chance encounter.

Armchair travellers were in Orkney yesterday. Without the cruise ship buses, Skara Brae was an up-close experience then.

I discovered this website yesterday when their twitter arm approached my twitter arm (What? Ed) It’s about shopping local which, as you know, I’m in favour of. Localburgh

Later in the week, should you fancy a beer, why not try out The Beer Cave. Their list for delivery, some wines, too, goes up usually on FB on Thursday morning. DH is enjoying.

Off out to the local butcher where I hope the gannets will have left some chicken for me to buy. What’s the highlight of your day, today?




4 thoughts on “Lockdown Diary – 2020 – 56 – Eight Weeks is Two months

  1. You’re right, we could all find it difficult to get out and about when lockdown is eased. We’ve had all our shopping and prescriptions delivered and haven’t been near a shop since March.


    • Hi Ann, that’s a great record of Staying Home and staying safe. It’s psychological barriers that concern me. I’ve never had a panic attack, but what will it be like to get on a bus or a train? We’ll find out – sometime. Anne


  2. Hello Anne, I agree that it’s going to be strange once we are all released into the wild again. I’m one of those that have dug out both my bike and our exercise bike. Today’s cunning plan is to begin ‘cycling’ to my aunt’s in Buckinghamshire, giving them weekly updates on my progress, with a Zoom party to celebrate when I ‘arrive’! (Let’s hope we’re all safely let loose before then!)


    • Hi Rae, How nice of you to drop in – do come again if the route to Buckinghamshire sings through Edinburgh! I’m constantly delighted by the things people think up to keep going. Anne


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