There hasn’t been a stranger Easter than this one but however you’re able to spend it, I hope that it feels like a marker of some sort. For me, it’s marking time spent living completely differently – a slower way of doing things that’s narrowed my life to something smaller, but not worse in every sense. It’s also marking that we are part way through this time and we’ve got this far doing what we’ve been asked to do – and more. It’s quite an achievement. There’s a lot of sadness and a great deal of bewilderment but also a deep sense of appreciation and respect that we probably haven’t felt in a long time. So, whatever Easter means to you, I’m sending my very best wishes to you :-).
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Happy Easter to you Jane, BBB family and readers. I feel the same appreciation and a sense of calm too. We will get through this, albeit changed, and hopefully more appreciative of things we may previously have taken for granted. I am missing seeing friends and family but tech is helping very much.
I’d like to add that the growing flock of house sparrows here seem to be louder, more busy and chirpier than ever today. Do you think they are in Easter mode ? Best wishes xxx
There are so many birds! It’s lovely – although I am not quite so enthusiastic when they start at 5am!
Happy Easter Jane – it’s a time when I’d usually schedule in some fam time for a meal but we are all separated, linking up on WhatsApp. I’m a Support Worker anyway, so I’m at work – not unusual at Bank Holidays. We made the best of it here with chocolate tart and Magnum ice creams after decent dinners.
Chocolate tart – how lovely! Yes I hear you re family – it’s such a shame but not for ever so hopefully, we can celebrate in due course. x
Really appreciate your words Jane.
You’re absolutely right about feeling a deep sense of appreciation and respect right now.
So many things that I have just taken for granted my whole life… my liberty for one. This situation has made me so much more appreciative of many things.
Thank you for your wise words.
I think we’re all able to see a bit more clearly now – just how much we were trying to cram in, how busy we were and how not particularly satisfying any of that was!
Best wishes to you and your family and thank you for providing a little article or two to look forward to each day.
Thank you Honey xx
Have a lovely Easter, Jane! Cherry blossom season came and went here in Kyoto without any tourists. On one hand, it was wonderful for us to walk around without getting whacked on the head by selfie-stick wielding narcissists; on the other hand, many merchants are suffering and a lot of people in tourism have lost their jobs.
Thank you Evie – how lovely in one way to have the blossoms to yourself this year. We have a cherry tree walk in a nearby park and for the first time ever I managed to take a picture of it with no people!
Hello Jane, hope you’re in good spirits. You’re very kind to keep things rolling here bringing snapshots of past excitement to your followers, lovely stuff.
Stay optimistic and enjoy your short walks in the spring weather. x
Thank you so much! Hoping to add in some new products towards the end of the week.