Got any plans for the bank holiday? We’ve got a big weekend coming up – it’s a family wedding, so we’re heading to France, for what should be a fantastic occasion; love, laughter and lots of wine. Not really.
That was the plan, before this crisis and lockdown changed our lives so utterly.
Instead of fun, frolics and French wine, I’ll be gardening, John will be pottering about, and the girls will be testing out the limits of our Internet connection once again.
I’m under no illusions that in the grand scheme of things, we’re very lucky.
But I think it’s important to recognise the sacrifices that people are making too – many of us aren’t able to see our loved ones, grandparents haven’t met grandchildren yet, weddings and holidays are being postponed, the list goes on.
I don’t know about you, but doing without all of these things gives me a renewed sense of how important it is to live life to the full, and make the most of it.
We go places, see people, enjoy ourselves, and never consider quite how special those occasions and situations are.
And often, we put things off that we want to do, because we’ve always got tomorrow to get them done.
What the lockdown is teaching me is the importance of making the most of every moment, and seizing hold of opportunity – if you want to do something, and you can do it, then do it.
I don’t know what your hopes, dreams and aspirations are, but if a garden building plays a role, whether you want one in six weeks or six months, let’s talk today, and we can help you plan it out.
Stay safe and keep going – we will get through this; we’re not out of the tunnel yet, but we’re starting to see the light.