Mélange: a mixture of incongruous elements. Just a short post due to a busy day.
Hooray! Hair colour and cut done today – and feeling SO much better for it! Having experimented with a homemade version of a mask, and a face shield, I’ve found Boots disposable masks to be the most comfortable and least claustrophobic. Hairdresser Daughter in Law started working again on Saturday and is booked solidly for the next month. She has disposable gowns, masks and face shields and is happy to be back doing what she loves. Afterwards I visited a friend and sat chatting in her lovely garden for a couple of hours. It could almost have been a normal day. Now I have to prepare for a meeting at work tomorrow.
According to the media, Saturday 4th July would bring traffic chaos on the roads as hordes of people travelled to see family, flocked to holiday accommodation. The message was so definite that I wondered if we should cancel the planned trip to my daughter’s. The drive would take almost two hours in normal traffic – how long would it take now. In the event it took two hours and the traffic volume was nowhere near what I’d imagined; if anything, it was quieter than a normal Saturday. We spend a few happy hours catching up.
The wedding, planned for 7th August, has been cancelled for the second time. Even though it is licenced for 35 people, the register office room is deemed large enough for only six people (including the participants and registrars) when socially distancing. This left room for two guests – one on each side of the room. Daughter asked whether two sets of parents could be allowed given that they already live in couples so could sit together, but ‘rules is rules’ and as they were not prepared to choose which parent to have there, they cancelled. This, only hours after I’d ordered a new fascinator! No firm decision has yet been made on the next step. My summer-wedding dress may have to be replaced by a winter ensemble.