“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”Linda Grayson
How are you coping, where-ever you are in the world?
We’ve been in self-isolation here at the farm, Ben, me and the pups, since late February. It hasn’t been too bad overall. We’ve loved the slower pace, our time together, and being in nature. We’ve also accepted that until a treatment is found, or a vaccine developed, we’re likely to stay in self-isolation for many months to come, because I am immuno-compromised.
Our neighbours have been in self-isolation too. And now the tight restrictions on Australian citizens are being lifted, just a little.
We are contemplating an outdoors get-together with the neighbours, still observing social distancing, but where we can sit around a bonfire and share conversation and a meal, or sit in the afternoon sunshine with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Another friend is thinking of driving to see us and staying on one side of our country road, while we sit on the other, each with our own picnic, so we can see each other face-to-face, chat and have a few laughs.
After months of being on our own this seems like the most delicious of adventures!
To see a friend, to hear their voice, to be in their company – that has taken on a richness and value incomparable to anything else I know.
Only one thing would make it better. Hugs. But for now I will be satisfied with simply being in the presence of my dear friends.
Sending love to you, and a gentle virtual hug too, Nicole xx