Yesterday evening's news here was encouraging. We have had a few days now with no new virus cases being transmitted in the community, although several returning island residents have tested positive on arrival and are in isolation.
The lifting of some restrictions is proposed for this weekend. Certain trades will be allowed to restart, provided appropriate safeguards are in place, and what has been dubbed "deckchairing" will be allowed. That means that small groups from different households will be allowed to meet, only outdoors and with distancing measures in place. My group of walking friends are excited about this and are WhatsApp-ing about restarting our Sunday morning walks, suitably distanced and taking their own coffee. I am not sure if I am quite ready for that yet.
I would really like the estate agents to start operations again. I want to get something sorted out about our house move and I am very impatient by nature. P is more sanguine and can't understand my haste. . As usual, I found myself lusting after a beautiful period house for sale online, just within our budget. Well, what would have been our budget if we had been able to sell for the original valuation. Totally inappropriate of course, having four bedrooms and two-storeys when we are looking for a smaller bungalow, but it was so lovely. Sigh.