For the very first time in my life I am starting to get to know what the early signs of Cabin Fever could be like.
From Autumn last year, this Winter has been consistently wet and windy, dark grey monochrome days. Then just the occasional sunny day to give you hope that one day Spring will arrive. OK, I am not cabin bound. I am still able to venture out each day (Buster ensures we go for walkies daily) but it’s that routine of fleece, heavy duty waterproofs and boots that seems to make the daily ventures out a task to be endured. I also know that there are many who have to endure much worse…. but I now do appreciate that SAD can be a real problem for many.
Floods have not directly effect us, for many nearby it has been a disaster, the worst floods recorded… for us it was just an inconvenience in any journey we had to make by seeking alternative route. It just adds to that feeling of restrictions.
Nor can we suggest that Winter was what we once considered normal. No snow and only the occasional morning light frost. Just wet, windy and grey.
The bad weather has also prevented any brief relief such as venturing into the garden just to potter about and tackle those tidying up jobs prior to the new Spring growing season, so no respite there.
Then just as we think Spring and brighter weather will be on the way we have the possibilities of movement restrictions. Coronavirus pops up. So far that is not an issue of direct imminent concern here but situations can change very quickly.
But to finish on a brighter note this morning is sunny so we are heading out to stretch our legs….. and here is a bright bit of early morning sunshine hiding in a corner of our garden…
Best be quick as the Met Office say another storm is due tonight.
(C) David Oakes 2020