Welcome to this anniversary blog on March 19th 2021.
France went into lockdown for the first time on March 17th 2020 and I began this blog a week later. Like so many people I needed something to help me work my way through what was happening and to act as a record in a world which was changing so fast that it was hard to keep up with it. Until that date history had been something that happened to other people, now it was happening to me, to all of us.
One year later and things aren’t great in France. Paris and some other hotspot areas go back into lockdown today, but the daily cases are beginning to rise more quickly than we have seen for some time and that doesn’t bode well for the rest of us in regions where we have, so far, had few cases. The vaccine programme has been a mess, although Astra Zeneca has just been given the green light after a temporary suspension.
It’s easy to assume everything about the last year has been bad, tainted by the pandemic, but I’ve been looking back over the photos that I posted on my blog, particularly over those first six months, and they have reminded me that there were good times amongst the less than happy moments. The exercise has lifted my spirits and so I thought I would share these happy memories with you on this first blogiversary. By the way, I didn’t make that word up, it’s part of blog speech and you know how I love to keep up with the lingo – ha!
And after these photos of course we found ourselves here in our lovely cabin, of which you have had so many pics you need no more.
That’s it for this week. Hope you are all well. I’ve no idea what the next year will hold and what we’ll be looking back on in the next anniversary blog. Probably best not to know…
Take care. See you next week. MJ