So another change of rules for the people of the North West of England, and unfortunately one that affects me and my Mum. Once again she is in a 'bubble' with my brother who shops for her each week and was brilliant all through the initial lockdown. He will still be allowed to visit her because as well as being in her bubble and being classed as a carer for her, they both live in the Greater Manchester area.
However, I am so grateful that before this change of rules ... which came in effect at midnight last night ... we had spent a lovely day together. Chatting, putting the world and it's bizarre happenings and occupants to rights, planting a little rose bush that had outgrown it's pot into her flower bed, where it will hopefully flourish and add to the beautiful little display she has nurtured this year.
And I'm even more grateful that last weekend Mum got to meet her first Great Granddaughter for the very first time. As well as see my son Simon and two of his other boys.
They had a wonderful day ... and isn't this photo just so special 💖
And my brother Graham also got to see his only Great Niece for the first time, and be amazed at how his Great Nephews had shot up too.
Now I'm back at the Van and although it's far too hot to do anything in my own tiny garden today, I will be giving it a little tidy up over the weekend and maybe adding a few more herbs and edibles to any spaces I find. The tin bath from last year is almost bare, now that the Tulips have been and gone (during lockdown when sadly I wasn't here to admire them 🙁) and could hold a few salad crops.
Gosh doesn't Suky look dejected in this photo 🤣
But until the rules change again I won't be able to visit my Mum. Back to chatty phone calls it is then ... see always something to be grateful for.