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A cool green place.


It was difficult to find anywhere cool yesterday.

These lovely ferns are growing at the side of a ditch which I see on my daily 6 mile walk. Yesterday I'd liked to have lain down in the ditch to cool off! I was wearing my special cooling scarf that a friend bought me for trekking in Nepal last year, but the temperature was way higher than when I was in Nepal. Despite soaking it in the ditch at one point it just wasn't enough to keep me cool as the water evaporated so quickly in the heat. I was glad of every bit of shade I could find, and envied the dog who kept wallowing in the ditch water. It's not normal! We're just not made for hot weather like this. I hate to complain about it, but I do find it difficult to function in high temperatures, and I probably shouldn't have gone on my 6 mile walk!


I hope that the lifting of some restrictions is proving positive for you. It's great to know that lone people can now have their own little bubble of companions which I know will make a huge difference to so many people. I've been so lucky to have my husband with me throughout lockdown, and I can't imagine how lonely it must have been for so many.


I really hope that the lifting of restrictions doesn't mean that everything goes back to the old ways though, as we have had so many positive things come out of this time. Keep helping your neighbours, and using all the innovative new local services please.


Here's a wee good news story from Glasgow -


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-53111217?SThisFB


Can't believe it's Friday again! Hope you have a lovely weekend.


Stay safe.


Mairi

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