Today is a bank holiday, as a nation we celebrate the ending of the Second World War 75 years ago.
Under normal conditions there would’ve been a street party but lockdown has put paid to this.
Kevin and I were due to visit the Bombay Sapphire distillery, now postponed to a future date.
Some photos have been published of how things were 75 years ago and I have posted some here.
How different then from now: we have to stay indoors and follow government advice the same, the ‘enemy’ for now is unseen with no end in sight. We don’t see daily the devastation of our communities in the same way either: today we can’t comprehend fully what impact there will be on our lives and the effect on mental health. The majority of us have our families, either with us physically or virtually. No evacuation, no internment, and no rationing.
We have so much to be thankful for and hope that we have the resilience to get past this. I personally don’t think our lives will be the same again. Could those who survived WW2 have believed how we live now was even possible. The global community will evolve to live with our new normal and thrive.
A few pictures of how isolation has looked for me. I’ve been into work this week everyday, even today, just in case we were needed. Fortunately no one attended, so another day in the garden beckons. I hope everyone has a good bank holiday weekend, reflects on the challenges of the past and those to come, share time with family and friends by whatever means.
Stay safe, follow the guidelines and we’ll be fine. The beaches may be different but we want to be victorious once again!