Appreciating the community spirit
Ted & Beryl Lindley
How fortunate we are
The lockdown made us realise how fortunate we are to have a garden. The birdsong was greater than the sound of traffic and there was more time to enjoy it. A love of jigsaws was re-awakened and the pace of life slowed. It was hard initially not to be able to see and hug our family but somehow we feel safe in our little haven and concerned for those in higher density communities.
Thanks for kindness to us
We would like to thank all those whose kindness has and is making life so much easier for us during these difficult times.
Lucy who shops for us every week,
Sarah who offers help if needed.
Kevin the postman who takes outgoing mail.
Mary & Brian who have taken us to Church.
Dal and his team who have made regular deliveries.
Emergence of a real community spirit
My driving days are over due to failing eyesight but with the aid of a rollator it is possible to walk around the near locality.
Recently while attempting to time the walk to Button End, just outside our door a neighbour stopped to show me her new puppy and just across the road more neighbours chatted to me; their daughter is off to University. By the village green a friend stopped to talk and in Church Street yet another friend greeted me so I gave up trying to reach my destination and thought how wonderful it was that so many people stopped to chat and felt grateful to experience these friendships. I hope people I meet like this will say who they are if I fail to recognise them due to my poor eyesight.
Since the Corona virus restrictions it seems there has been an emergence of a real community spirit such as in the early days of World War II (which I remember). Long may it last.