There is a new generation growing up who are learning that living with Covid-19 is a way of life. I happened to be at the City Transport Station when local girls’ high school pupils arrived to catch their buses home, and found it intriguing to watch how they said goodbye to each other.
Teenage girls are well-known for walking arm in arm and giving each other hugs. Not any more though, with all the emphasis on staying apart from each other.
These girls were hugging without touching, with the head turned away from each other and the bodies coming in towards each other to be very close but never touching. The whole lot is achieved in mere seconds (it happens so fast) and is apparently known as a Shadow Hug.
I met up
with one of my brothers-in-law and his wife for lunch today, but we gave each
other “proper” hugs. We met at one of
the city’s garden centres and enjoyed a café lunch together.
We wandered around the plants afterwards but I never bought anything – except for a bandeau (made of polyester) which looks to have many uses, so hopefully will be handy to have around.
A large part of the actual inside-shop is devoted to gifts as well as seeds, fertilizers etc. There were some lovely things for sale but at the sort of prices where one only looks and drools!
We still have the wind today, but much more cloud and even a few light showers of rain.
Time now for a nice hot cup of tea 😊