Autumn Equinox: three quarters of the way through the year and six months into “Lockdown”. Time to take stock. So much has changed: my freedom to come and go as I please has been curtailed by concerns over catching corona. My Social Life has gone online, as it were. But I have my little garden and I have the support of my amazing neighbours-across-the-road and a friend from my WI Group – not to mention my Family on “WhatsApp” and “FaceTime”. Their kindness has kept me going.
So: taking stock.
GROWING there is nothing quite so satisfying as watching vegetables growing in the garden then harvesting the results. I was devastated to lose my entire crop of red tomatoes to “blight” but my crop of small orange tomatoes was not affected. I have picked and eaten courgettes, lettuce, runner beans and orange tomatoes. The butternut squash are hardening off.
LEARNING Am learning Spanish with the assistance of “Duolingo” and my online ZOOM Tutor, Maria, (click here). I can read Spanish text now – with a bit of help from Google – but spoken Spanish is the hurdle.
WRITING I am on Week 8 of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron – so am writing my morning pages daily.
What will the next six months bring? Who knows! The virus continues to rampage its way through every country in the World BUT we are six months nearer to finding a solution. . .