Warming up.

It was a lovely sunny winter day so we went for a car ride. That’s Hanningfield Reservoir in Essex. It was closed, naturally, so we just parked by the roadside to enjoy the water fowl and the first snowdrops. On the way back we spotted a Nero in Brentwood and had to stop for hot chocolates. Ages since I last had a takeaway hot drink, it tasted great and felt amazing to be out and about.

How it used to be.

Last month I went for a walk along Strand on the Green in Chiswick, then on to Kew for a cheeky Maids of Honour takeaway. There was a small queue outside the bakery but it was all empty inside, tables and chair piled up in corners. I hate to see places I love like this. I hope we get back to some level of normalcy soon.