Let’s start with animals this time – I think our pets have so appreciated the extra cuddles and walks, haven’t they? When we all start leaving the house more frequently, I think they might be quite sad, or maybe not? I know Whizz definitely will miss having at least four walks a day, he’s as fit as a fiddle right now and sleeping like a log in his Silentnight bed!
And beautiful Beth, well what can I say? There were a few weeks that we couldn’t go to the yard and a few more that we couldn’t ride, however, that restriction was lifted a couple of weeks ago, which was not a moment too soon as I have been struggling for the last year with the decision as to whether she would do better if I were to put her on loan for a while. I have struggled finding enough time to give her all she deserves over the last couple of years, and the children are no longer young and happy to run around in wellies while I ride, so I finally made the decision just ahead of lockdown.
The GREAT thing is that the family I bought her from is where she has gone, they are not far from me and have said I can ride and visit whenever I like, so what was a VERY hard and teary decision was made a lot easier by that fact alone! I will miss her terribly in between the visits, but I know it’s the right thing for now.
Then there’s the cats – who I have to say are rather illusive at the moment with all this lovely weather! They seem to like going off on trips and coming back to top up on cuddles and food a couple of days later. I think they are secretly loving everyone around although, of course, they remain cool as cucumbers about it. 🙂
Like many others, we have had LOTS of extra family time over the last couple of months, which has been a real treat! We’ve done movie nights, dinner parties, picnics in the garden, had lots of time to chat, played games inside and out, although we are still yet to finish the jigsaw, however while the weather is as glorious as this, it might just have to wait a little longer!
Speaking of glorious weather, we have an Ultrasun TSV coming up on June 1st, which is going to be great value. It is my morning routine these days. To make sure my skin is protected from the sun, I apply head to toe, without fail. I’m way past my days of burning my skin just for the sake of a tan. There’s no excuse anymore as we can still get a good colour, but safely and with SUCH clear air right now, we want to be enjoying every bit of it and soaking up that Vitamin D, as much as anything else.
I’m off to have a Zoom session with the Elemis team as they have lots of exciting things happening for their 30th anniversary in June, but in the meantime, I hope you and your loved ones continue to stay well and manage to enjoy some of this beautiful weather.
Much love as always,