My last post was written in the summer, sitting outside in the sunshine on our trip to Spain. We were so lucky to be able to get away last year when so many others had their holidays cut short or cancelled. We are fortunate enough to have a family home in a very remote part of Spain so we holed up there for two week and only went out (masked) to the Supermarket and the beach. Actually I think we did go to Marbella to the socially distanced shopping centre too otherwise I wouldn't have been able to go to Sephora (which would have been a shame ;-))
When I got back school started again (yay) and I had an entire notebook full of blog post notes and a camera roll full of prettily posed pictures (of products, not me) and I was full of enthusiasm for the autumn and how much I was going to write. And then I didn't. And then all of a sudden it was Christmas and we could only see one other family on Christmas Day. And I realised that all my beauty thoughts had just flown out of the window in about September and I'd been limping for months, mentally, through the autumn and the ever increasing daily bad news about the coronavirus. And then I realised, like most of the nation, (or actually, the world) I was really quite depressed.
Here in the UK we are now in our third lockdown, and while I completely understand the whys and wherefores behind it I must admit that there is no way I thought it would be like this when I was merrily creating blog posts in the beautiful Spanish sunshine!
The other day I was walking the dog, it was freezing but it was sunny. So I took some pictures of a little field near to where I live that's filled with sheep and lambs in the spring and is really pretty. And it sort of gave me hope, hope that spring is on the way and that with the mass rollout of the vaccines maybe we really are in our last little bit of this virus nightmare.
I think will be ok. So have dug out my blog notebooks and started writing (in-between logging children onto Zoom classes and being asked 7,000 questions a day about things I don't understand) and started writing again.
New posts are on their way. But for now it appears we are late for a Geography Zoom so I need to go and log in. Fair play to the school - they are definitely on it!
(In the meantime please check out this photo I took of the pretty field soon to be filled with daffodils and lambs).