1st August is Yorkshire Day.
The previous evening around 10pm the UK government announced that some socialising restrictions were back on which included households not visiting each other in houses or gardens in parts of the North of England. The usual rules entrails followed, fine threats, and Eid celebrations were dampened down.
The same will go for today of course. In the meantime it seems scores of people can go to the beaches.
For today I am cooking up Toad in the Hole with fennel seeds, cabbage braised with onion, cider vinegar, sliced apple and caraway. A hearty onion gravy to accompany.
July wasn’t the best of months, throwing an almighty curved ball the repercussions of which will no doubt go on for some time. I have however been astounded at how forgetful and selfish some people can be but am taking it with a pinch of salt for now. It’s very tempting to hurl memories and reminders.
Walking, reading, writing, making – all enable through such tough times even more so. Revisiting favourite musicians and movies. Hanging to the good.
Then there’s the wisdom of Keanu Reeves…