Thank you for all your comments on my last post. It's interesting to see how the lockdown is affecting us all financially. I'm pleased to hear that most of us are faring well in these troubled times, and my heart goes out to those who are having a tough time of it. I think we'll all be paying for it in the future though, one way or another. We prepare for so many things through life but I don't think anyone could have predicted what 2020 would have in store for us.
It was Spring Bank Holiday on Monday. We'd had some blustery weather over the weekend but it brightened up again and it was much warmer so we took ourselves off for a walk through Parlington Woods down The Flyline.
You can read my post about Nellie's Tree where I touched on the history of The Flyline, and also the romantic story of Vic Stead, his Sweetheart and the tree which was voted Woodland Trust's 2018 tree of the year for England.
This is usually a quiet walk but there were lots of people out walking on Monday, as well as numerous cyclists and a jogger or two.
Even local walks get much busier when the weather's nice, especially on a bank holiday.
It's been good that the weather has been so nice through lockdown, I don't know what we'd have done had we been confined to the house for the duration.
As the restrictions surrounding exercise are relaxed, it seems that some people's concerns about the virus are lessened too. There were too many people not observing social distancing to count. Groups of people, who it was obvious were not from the same household, out together and walking side by side.
It makes me wonder if I'm in the minority when it comes to observing the rules. It certainly seems that way when I'm out and about.
Nevertheless, Archie was unconcerned and relished a bit of freedom running around and enjoying his walk, though he was ready for home eventually, he does tire much quicker these days.