Report on the 'Grand Day Out'

You'll be pleased to know that I had a lovely day yesterday.  I know we're being told off at the moment if we venture from home but if you wander deep into a wood you'll find yourself in isolation anyway and that's just what we did.  Even though we followed a trail it was one no-one else was interested in and for much of the time we were there we saw no-one else so my lesson from this is that you can leave home but you need to find the places no-one else knows about and that way you'll get fresh air and social distancing all in one.  What's not to like?  I had reports back from everyone who'd called to check on Ash or keep him company through the day and all said he was happy, relaxed and pleased to see them and he even managed to heat up his own tea and light the fire himself so all was well there.  None of that however prevented him from letting me know I'd abandoned him and I was met with the (accusatory) words 'well that was the weirdest day' as he told me in no uncertain terms what he thought of it all but, thanks to those amazing friends, I knew better and just ignored him.  We settled down for the evening and by 9 pm, just two hours later, he was back on an even keel.  Just at this moment I'm not sure I'm brave enough to do it again but I said something similar on Boxing Day and have found that the difficulties of the aftermath of that lunch out have faded so maybe the same will happen this time.  And do you know what the best bit of my day out was?  Waking from a nap on the sofa (after the walk in the woods) with no need to leap into action the minute I opened my eyes.  Think that was the best feeling I've had in a long time.

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Sarah H said…
Excellent - well done you! I’m sure getting a bit of time away is really important.