Usually at this time of year we are hunkered down at home, not because of the virus but because of the masses of bikers out and about on our roads having a whale of a time at the races.
A friend suggested that we meet up at their house, about 20 minutes drive along the west coast, at 5;30 for drinks in the garden. We met up with them and the rest of our group of friends, all seated at a safe distance with our cool bags of beers and bubbles, glasses and nibbles.
We spent a wonderful hour and a half chatting, drinking and enjoying each other's company before each setting off back home. Along quiet roads with views of the hills and sun reflected on the sparkling sea.
We used to meet up on a regular basis and took it for granted. Saturday evening's get together was almost like old times, but not quite. No hugs or getting too close, but still getting closer to how life should be.
Haven't we been blessed with wonderful weather JayCee? You and your friends sound a lot more sensible than English Government are being. Will you invite your friends back soon to see your lovely garden and have a good chat?ReplyDelete
Yes, the girls came back to ours today as our long walk started and ended from here. We sat out in the garden. I made coffee and they brought cake!Delete
You need to stop your hate of the English government Dave. I met with my brother last weekend totally within the law and on VE day on May 8 many people met with others and kept separate by social distancing, You can see photos on Weaver blog if you don't believe me completely within the law. I met with my brother and his wife again this weekend and we had tea outside and kept a correct social distance. Thank you for the post Jaycee and I am glad you had a pleasant evening. I always think of the sad passing of our friend Marc Ramsbotham at the TT which is not 13 years ago on June 7.Delete
I can't believe it was so long ago that awful accident happened. It is still vivid in many memories over here.Delete
Thank you Jaycee. xDelete
We were naughty and had two guests in the garden, which isn't allowed until tomorrow. Actually, it was just to test whether our procedures for guests in the garden are viable.ReplyDelete
It's been a while since I did any beta testing.Delete
No hugs and kisses? I noticed there were a few at the cafeteria yesterday. One guy came in wearing gloves and a mask around his neck, shook hands with one friend, embraced the other. Masks and gloves have become essential decor for the chic-around-town.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a nice day. I'm sure there will be many more now. Summer's a coming and the bugs are disappearing, in the mind at least
Gloves and masks as fashion accessories? Look good whilst passing on your bugs 😏Delete
Sounds delightful - let's all hope we are seeing the beginning of the end of it all.ReplyDelete
We shall be fine until they reopen our borders. Then the next wave will begin.Delete
Sounds so lovely. We haven’t seen anyone but from tomorrow we can ... yippee !!! Haven’t seen our children and grandchildren since February..... at least we have been lucky enough to have FaceTime etc. XXXXReplyDelete
It seems ridiculously exciting doesn't it? Just being able to interact again with family and friends. Puts everything into perspective xxxDelete
Good job P.C.Plod didn't breathalyse you JayCee. The machine would have exploded! Nice that you got to have a natter with your mates.ReplyDelete
My chauffeur was drinking alcohol free beer so I was quite safe. Mind you, he did get stuck into the vino when we arrived home.Delete
I suppose Lord Peregrine was frolicking with the kitchen maid in the hayloft when Scrivener deposited you.Delete
Alas, poor Scrivener is well past his depositing days.Delete
Glad you both had a lovely time out. We are allowed here to let five people into our "bubble". I do enjoy the banter between you and Yorkshire Pudding.ReplyDelete
Thank you Marjorie. I hope you reserve your bubble for only the best people!Delete
Mr YP can be quite naughty sometimes.
As Mandy the busty middle-aged peroxide blonde created by Dick Emery often said, "Ooh! You are awful...but I like you!"Delete
A cautious start but things should improve from now on.ReplyDelete
We certainly hope so.Delete
From today, here in Victoria we can have up to 20 on the premises (including ourselves) no hugging or kissing allowed). We can also stay away from home overnight!ReplyDelete
Slowly things will return and we will wonder WHY
It sounds like your state is doing well. Let us all hope for no second wave everywhere. Stay safe xDelete
Sounds like fun and I'm so pleased to see things slowly reverting back to 'normality'.ReplyDelete
Such a nice way to meet up, more of that please eh?!!ReplyDelete
Hugs, Mary x.