22 March 2020
The sun is shining this morning but there is a very cold wind blowing from the east. Frost has been forecast for tonight so we shall wrap the hydrangea bushes and bay tree with fleece as a precaution. Paul will light the greenhouse heater to protect his young plants and seedlings. This year it seems more important than ever that we get a good harvest of fruit and vegetables from the garden.
Rick has been looking longingly at the garden. I took him outside for a game of ball (he is getting much better at bringing the ball back and releasing it) but he was more than ready to come back to the warmth of indoors after our game.
Earlier today I spoke to my Dad on Skype. He is celebrating his 90th birthday tomorrow. He seemed to be unfazed by what is happening in the world at the moment, he said he will happily go outside in his garden, sit by his pond and pretend he is on holiday. When we spoke about the empty shelves in the shops he said rationing wasn’t a problem when he was a boy because his parents didn’t have any money to buy things anyway!
Sarah and Kat messaged me first thing to wish me a happy Mother’s Day. They were sitting next to their camp fire watching the wildlife. Australia is locking down so they will be forced to head back to Sydney soon. The other side of the world seems very far away to me right now.