It’s almost 9pm and I had almost forgotten it was Friday. I have had such a busy week and time has flown by so quickly! I honestly don’t feel the need to write as much as I once did, my mental state is easing back to more manageable feelings. I decided to go for a little drive as the travel restrictions have been lifted and now we are able to travel anywhere in Scotland as long as it is jot overnight.
This change was suppose to come into effect on the 26th April along with the restaurants opening up but there was an unexpected announcement on Tuesday by the first minister to say it had been brought forward to today. It feels so good to be able to leave my local authority for leisure purposes, it doesn’t need to be essential. Such as what I’m doing now sitting in my car enjoying the nice view.
Like last week, I don’t feel that I have very much to write about this week. I know if I sat down and tried to think I could probably produce something, but it would probably be meaningless. Some previous weeks I have written little notes on my phone of things to write about but I just haven’t found the time to do so.
As I try to wash my car at least once a fortnight to keep it looking decent, well not the same could be said for the interior. Lisa came with me and we washed my car first and then drove to hers to take her car to wash next. It’s because a social aspect. There was an older man washing his car (there is 3 do it yourself wash stations) and he complimented my car. I’ve never had a compliment on my car before and I was thinking he was just trying to strike up a conversation. He thought Lisa was my girlfriend but we didn’t correct him. He told us he was 62 years old and would never have thought that he would see a global pandemic happen in his lifetime. We stood and chatted for a while and he told us about his daughter and her first car. It was quite a meaningless banter filled conversation that probably made his day! I don’t want to make any big assumptions but we kind of guessed that he lived alone and doesn’t get very much human interaction. A part of me can’t wait to get into a pub just to listen to strangers stories of their lockdown experience. Not all the stories will be great but I am more than happy to offer an ear for listening.
Vaccinations at 49.8% (12.6%)
Almost half of the entire Scottish population has had their first vaccination as we are slowly opening back up. As we are now allowed to travel anywhere in Scotland and meet in a group of up to 6 people from 6 different households, I can definitely see a more positive future. 876 million people have been vaccinated worldwide!