Being one of the fortunate ones who have been able to keep working all the time since the start of the corona-related restrictions, I was nonetheless really looking forward to 1 1/2 weeks off.
For the past four years, O.K. and I have always been on holiday together at the beginning of May and then again in September, and this year is no different in that respect, although we were of course not able to travel to the spa hotel in the mountains we had booked for this holiday. Instead of cancelling our booking, we have moved it to September, hoping that by then the situation will allow our stay there as planned.
Before I left for O.K.'s on Wednesday, the 29th of April, I kept going on after-work walks. Most evenings, I walked between one and two hours, and usually went for a run once a week with my friend. Here are a few pictures taken during those evenings before the start of my holiday.
Pink blossoms were featuring strongly on April 15:
The next day (April 16), I came past this hedgerow of yellow roses, near my old school:
The office building around the corner of my house is greatly improved by the beautiful wisteria (which gives off a wonderful scent):
From when he was about 12 years old until he married my Mum, my Dad lived on the ground floor of the house you can see to the right.
The outbuilding in the middle of the picture used to house everything that was needed to do the washing of the families living in this house and the one next door. And in his late teens, when my parents were already dating, my Dad made the top floor of the wash house his room - great for hanging out without the danger of his parents walking in on them!
On April 26, it looked like rain (but didn't) across the fields:
This young cat lives on one of the farms:
At 7:15 pm that evening, I was on my way back home:
Saying good-bye to my parents on April 28, before leaving for O.K.'s the next day:
(Note that I am sitting far apart, and there were of course no hugs or kisses! We had planned to meet outside their front door, but it had been raining in the afternoon and the garden wall where my parents sit when we meet outside was still wet, so we decided to go inside - me entering my parents' flat for first time since mid-March.)
I returned home on Sunday night and have been working again since Monday morning (from home, of course), and am now going to start putting my holiday posts together.