And from tomorrow we can.
In small groups* and outside. Nicola Sturgeon”s announcement today had been expected, so we’ve already got an invite for coffee with friends next week. In their garden.
It’ll be nice to sit and chat with them. We’ve had conversations across the road when our daily exercise paths have crossed, and shouted from the garden when they’ve passed at other times. But yelling gets a bit tiring.
We’ll be hoping that the sunny weather keeps up, remember it wasn’t picnic weather last week. Sunshine and a light breeze would be ideal**.
No catch ups with family for me yet though. The rules on travel haven’t changed, and even if they had I certainly couldn’t manage the journey to Wales or even to see MasterS** without a stop. And public toilets and cafes are still closed.
It’s welcome, but a bit scary too. And a long way from the life we were used to.
*In Scotland, groups of up to eight people but only from two households.
**weather conditions least attractive to midgies
***I’ve only once managed the journey to Edinburgh without needing a stop