The radio hints that the government lockdown will be lifted on May 5th. After that we'll be able to go more than six miles from our front door without a permit. Bars and restaurants might open up mid-month in readiness for the tourist season and flights to the UK could start up again in June. This optimism is welcome although, based on the latest figures, misplaced. The number of cases is still running at an obdurately high forty thousand a day. We are set for our second jab on May 4th although this may be sensibly delayed for a couple of weeks so that more folks can get their first dose.
For the PONette lockdown is wonderful. A family on call 24/7. Walks, tickles and treats on demand. This morning Sophie demonstrates her ' Stare at a door long enough and it will open ' technique. She then licks clean 'The Fonts' yogurt carton followed shortly after by Angus's. There is then time for a quick nap followed by some playful savaging of Wooly Mammoth.
The first flowering of the Wisteria past its best. The fronds starting to lose their colour. Angus has been up a ladder trimming wayward tendrils. After a thorough pruning all the shutters once again open and close without being obstructed by foliage. Sophie considers ladder climbing to be an intriguing pastime that requires close monitoring.
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