Saturday, 24 April 2021

Freedom is in view at last

 Yesterday I had my 2nd jab of the Pfizer vaccine and at last the gates into the world outside are opening. 

Getting into a taxi there and back felt very strange after all  this time but the sense of things beginning to be possible again is real and positive.

Since March 18th 2020 I haven't set foot in the town or on public transport so the anticipation of doing so in the next few days or weeks seems like a dream.

Early in the pandemic I couldn't wait for life to return to  normal but now it feels very adventurous even to consider a first tentative foot in that direction.

I hope this doesn't mean I've lost my nerve for all time and become a timid old lady, but the next couple of weeks will prove it, one way or the other.

It is lovely to feel a sense of hope and that there is something to look forward to again it's just a question of gathering up my nerve and making the first move. 

At present I feel very lucky not to have had a close encounter with the virus and to be among those who have been vaccinated against it. 

My thoughts and prayers are with all those around the world who have not been so fortunate.


  1. Likewise,have been able to go to little local Spar,but not been out of Filey except to give car a run for the battery.I just drive onto the nearby Yorkshire Wolds ,and sometimes even go into 5th gear on the very Roman sort of road at Bartindale.
    Enjoy a bus adventure into Aylesbury ,but remember your mask,I keep forgetting mine and having to go back home for it.

  2. Still haven't attempted the bus as yet, b ut when it stops raining and we have some reliably dry days I will make my first tentative foray.
    It is good to know that you are still managing to get out occasionally Margaret.
    Best wishes to you both.