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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Cause for Celebration


Hello my lovelies!

Sct Hans Aften.  Solstice.  Midsummer.  Phase 5 Eve!!!
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As well as eveing up midsummer, last Friday was Phase 5 Eve of Lockdown Exit.  Yes, that last one sounds a convoluted phrasing of an event, a thing, but it was even more reason to celebrate.  And I marked the double event with a fun evening in the garden with the neighbours.
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Don’t you just love the simplicity of slipping on a summer dress, no faffing about with does this go with that?  Instant reward.  Instantly changed the mood. 



A pretty blue and white toile de jouey sundress seemed the perfect one-and-done outfit after a day of tree shopping and gardening.


And setting out nibbles for the evening had a slight feeling of “newness”, like this was the first time I’d invited friends around, the first time I’d entertained. 

It is said that 30 days of doing something creates a habit.  We’ve had three months of creating a new habit of wariness, of self-isolation, social distancing, sanitizer and masks.  THAT has definitely embedded a new habit. So venturing out after Friday into a world without caution and fear makes me feel somehow trepidatious. 
It all feels a bit unreal out there, like I’ve been sent out without my armour, without my safety net, but getting out there and supporting local business as best we can is important for the economy and perhaps for our well-being so onwards and upwards eh.


Please drop me a comment on how things are where you are right now.

A la perchoine,
Mary x


 #guernsey #guernseylife #lockdown2020 #covidfree #guernseytogether #guernseytogether๐ŸŒˆ. 


6 comments:

  1. I know exactly how you feel about emerging from lockdown into normality again. It does feel very strange. I even felt guilty about putting a pack of loo rolls into my supermarket trolley last week! We had a group of friends round for supper at the weekend to celebrate the lifting of our oickdown. It was wonderful.

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    1. Interesting that we're in a parallel universe on this one. No need on our air bridge yet though. Oh Jay, isn't it wonderful to sit and relax with other people again!
      Hugs, x.

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  2. Lovely dress Mary. You do look very summery and cool. Lise

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    1. Thanks Lise, the weather has switched back to summer again here, hope Bulgaria's giving you summerdress opportunities too.
      Hugs, x.

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  3. Dear Pout,
    Thanks for sharing your perspective and the joy that comes from meeting with friends. Most of my gatherings have been virtual so far. We are seeing a spike in my area (Arizona, USA) and that makes me nervous all over again. We work from home, wear masks in public when we go out-but only for groceries or pharmacy items. Tried to dine at a favorite spot to support them and the "feel" was just surreal even though the meal and surroundings were wonderful. Much talk among my friends about the way things used to be...sigh! Glad you are well and cheerful-loved the dress and enjoy your blog so much,especially when you take the time to show us your beautiful island! Take good care of yourself-J.

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    1. So sweet Jules, what a lovely msg. It's interesting to hear how things are in Arizona, I do hope that spike comes down soon. We locked down early and have tippy toed out of it, and that's worked well for us. My first meal out will be on Friday, I didn't want to eat out in Phase 4 because I think I would have had the same surreal experience as you. I must get snapping pics when I'm out and about again, just for YOU!!
      Hugs, x.

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