Another perfect morning. The skies cloudless and improbably blue for January. Along the lane the trees are covered in a thick coat of cherry blossom like frost for a second day in a row.
The local courier driver arrives at the gate as we return home. He used to work in the news agents but since the start of the pandemic he's been busy delivering packages. He tells me he works five days a week and makes twice as much money as he did selling papers. ' I decide when I want to work ' he adds. For a chosen few of his customers there are deliveries on a Sunday morning - if they're on his route to the bakery.
Something I'd never considered :https://www.science.org/content/article/donkeylike-creatures-may-be-first-known-hybrid-animal-made-humans
'What will they think of next?' product of the day. Being sold as an alternative to putting clothes in the washer :https://www.bosch-home.co.uk/store/plasma-freshup/freshup-refresh-your-clothes-anywhere?intcid=TextileRefresher%7EFreshUp_Overview%7EWebsite%7EContentTeaser%7EHome_FreshUp_Banner1