A few days ago, on entering our always quiet local mall which has so many closed down stores, but is a great place to go for an inside walk in the air-conditioning, we were greeted by this sign.
There was also a notice informing us that unfortunately the Easter Bunny won’t be visiting this year.
How nice it will be when life can safely go back to normal, but in the meantime, we’ll adhere to the social distancing and just walk around our community, smiling and waving from a prudent distance to other walkers. I love this serene statue in a neighbour’s front garden.
Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday. Remember that happiness is the new rich, inner peace is the new success, good health is the new wealth and kindness is the new cool.
Stay safe, and I wonder how we’ll all feel when this is over when someone gets a little too close. Hmm.
It’s going to be a while and I think the shaking hands, hugging and cheek pecking is gone for ever. 😅
I think you may be right.
I one hand I wish my parents were still alive for me to call, but on the other, I’m glad they aren’t here to experience the new reality.
Oh yes, I totally get that, Cathy. 🤗
How come no one ever says, call your Dad?
Maybe because men are considered to be the stronger sex.
Well yes .. but of course !
🎹 high 5 to you dear Sylvia 😘
I’m certainly obeying instructions Sylvia 😉 Totally agree with those last sentiments .
We all have a new way of living to get used to and some will find it harder in more ways than one for sure . Unexpected and brighter stories do come through the media though and for that I’m grateful … we must just hope there will be a turning point soon .
Your DH’s piano playing must be coming on a treat 😉 Keep safe xxx
Good to know, Poppy. Yes, hubby is coming along very nicely with his piano. I’m so proud of him………and his teacher. 😀
Our daily walks have become quite conversational with other neighbors. While maintaining a safe distance, we catch up on everything that is NOT going on. 😛
That’s funny. No news is good news. 😀
The supermarkets here have finally woken up an are only allowing around 20 people in at a time in a controlled way, and distancing at the checkouts. Be well and stay safe there.
Thanks, Peter. That sounds very sensible.
We are going into full lock-down tomorrow, no walking the dog or visits to the beach for 21 days. Stay safe, Sylvia! xxx
You too, dear Ally. 🤗
No one is allowed out in groups of more than two over here, except for family groups and you may be asked to provide a reason.
I think in South Africa it’s even stricter. Everyone is doing their best to fight this, hopefully,
That’s not surprising. The only stores open here are essentials, everything else has closed.
I think that’s the case here too. They don’t class alcohol as essential, so apparently there was frenzied buying just before the lock down in Johannesburg. 😯
Fortunately our supermarkets are the main stockists of alcohol. 🍷
I love your last sentence! Wouldn’t it be nice to think these sentiments will still apply after this crisis passes and everything returns to normal.
Thanks, Carol. We can only hope. 😘
Wishing good health, mental and physical, to you and your dear ones in these difficult days, Sylvia!
Thanks, Dries. Same to you and your loved ones.
Thank you, Sylvia!
Oh I love the “Call you Mom” added advice! 🙂 Be well, Sylvia!
Thanks, Donna. I also loved it. 😃
Beautiful last lines. We are used to not having a lot of people around and being on our own. Seems peaceful to me! 🙂 Yet, let’s hope business gets back to usual (literally) soon! Where in Florida are you?
Thanks, Liesbet. We also enjoy our own company. We’re in West Palm Beach.
happy Wednesday, Sylvia. take care! 🙂
Thanks so much, Lola. 😘
May be I am used to see or am expecting to see less people now, these pictures are pleasing.
Thanks, YC. I think it’s sad not to have an Easter Bunny for the kids. 😢
Wishing you peace and safety through these times, Sylvia.
Thanks, Lavinia. I hope all is well at Salmon Brook Farms.
I hope you have lots of toilet paper. 😉
Well, not an excessive amount, but enough to last for a few weeks. 🙂
It’s the same here. I’ve been sheltering for almost 2 weeks.
Take care and be well!
Thanks, Resa. You too. 🙂
“Remember that happiness is the new rich, inner peace is the new success, good health is the new wealth and kindness is the new cool.” Beautiful, Sylvia. Stay well. ❤
Thanks, dear Jill. You too. 🤗
Take care Everybody be safe ❤️❤️❤️
Thanks. You too.
Thank you ❤️❤️
Sign of the times… everywhere! Stay safe, my dear Sylvia and beautifully said in that last phrase! 🙂 xoxoxoxo
Thanks so much, dear Marina. 🤗
Great post Sylvia, and the last quote is so true, my parents had many relatives who died of TB and they always said, nothing matters but your health…
Thanks, Gerrie. Your parents were very wise.
This is a marvelous post, Sylvia! This is the time to be creative and you do that so beautifully.
Thanks so much, dear Rebecca. 😘🤗
It’s nice to see a friendly smile out there, Ad, isn’t it? A lot of people scurry past scowling. Well, I say a lot of people, but truth be told, there aren’t that many on the streets… 😦 Stay well!
Yes it is, Jo. Most people in our community are friendly except when it comes to the Iguanas. 😅
Ours used to be but now there are a lot of worried expressions… and no Iguanas 😦
That’s not good, Jo. Stay safe and well. 😘
I like the last sentence – especially “good health is the new wealth”. We are lucky to be living in a fairly isolated place, but I still need to venture out to the shops for food. Hope you are both keeping well and keeping safe. And your M-i-L too!
Thanks so much, Jude. MIL’s care home is locked down of course. Bad for business if too many residents pop off at once. 🤗
She’s moved then? She was in her own house when we met. I hope she stays well, it is worrying for the older people.
Yes, she moved into ‘Knowle Park’ a couple of years ago and is very happy there. She’ll be 107 in August.
Your closing thoughts are so lovely in a challenging time. Thank you for sharing!
I agree wholeheartedly!
I thought malls were totally shutdown. It must have been nice to walk through an empty one for a change.
Have a great day
This was last week, Drew. I think it is totally closed now.
Wishing you a good week and keep the distance.
Take Care.. Lets hope people stick to distancing.. that way you can still walk outside.. 😉
Thanks, Lisa. Oh, they most certainly do. No one gets within three metres of us, Everyone is suspicious of everyone else. 🙂