You’re not alone

Even though we live with so much uncertainty and a lot of worry at the moment, I’ve been so grateful for the little pleasures. It has been a real treat getting out of the house for a short amount of daily exercise with my family, after all the work and schooling is done for the day! I think we’re appreciating it more than ever, but maybe not as much as the lovely cat who now has the whole of the park to itself!

Everyone we pass is so respectful, friendly and observing the advice to keep to a sensible distance. It’s good to have some human connection, however brief, even if it is a smile and a wave in the distance. For those unable to leave the house right now, it must be really difficult but I hope you keep safe – I am so impressed by how the community is rallying round and supporting each other.

I hope that once this moment passes, we can all get out and enjoy wherever we live just that little bit more. I think we will all have a little more patience, appreciation, kindness and compassion. Because as life has slowed down and our minds have focused on the important things, I think we have all been reminded not to take them for granted.

London nights

Growing up, I was never really that interested in London. It was fairly close by, but I didn’t visit often. As the years passed by, I started to fall for its charm. Each time I visited, it showed me something new and exciting. Although I still don’t understand the appeal of living there, it seems hurried and unforgiving. But there’s definitely something about the place, which has made it one of my favourite cities to visit.

One of my favourite things about London is walking from place to place, avoiding the tube if I can. It seems there’s so much more to see and do, and the place seems to come alive at night.