What a strange time this has been. Whilst we may have not been touched personally by the loss of a loved one (thankfully), our hearts go out to anyone who has. The pandemic has certainly left some scars that hopefully will heal in time.
We have all been so grateful to all essential workers and to those keeping their doors open (where possible), bus and taxi drivers, shop workers and shelf stackers and all those putting themselves and their loved ones at risk to keep the country ticking along. What would we have done without our delivery people?
Now that the country has opened up (more or less), we can now go shopping again, have our hair cut, our nails and beauty treatments done and even eat out again. But what have we learned through all of this? Hopefully, we will all be a little kinder to each other and remember what is really important.
Will we ever be able to shake hands or enjoy a hug or two? Who knows? What we can do is be kind. Pick up the phone to loved ones and tell them how much we love them, and don’t take anyone or anything for granted. This virus has shown us just how fragile we are, and that life is sometimes far too short.
Now more than ever your local business needs your support. They’ve been through so much loss and stress. They may have a smile on their faces but we don’t always know what’s going on in their lives, so if you do have a few pounds spare to spend, please spend them locally.
On a personal note, Mark and I have missed meeting our readers and catching up with our readers and advertisers – we’ve missed the personal contact and, whilst we haven’t missed the deadlines and the stress, it is great to be back doing what we love.
We hope you enjoy our summer issue. Here’s the link (if you missed the printed edition).
Keep well and stay safe. Big hugs xx
We do love autumn. If you’d like to promote your business, event or service in our fab autumn issue, please get in touch.