This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is OUTDOOR
I live in a temperate climate – a VERY temperate climate. We Irish love to travel but its not just a curiosity to see the world – its the opportunity to live for a while in heat and sunshine. Don’t get me wrong – there are wonderful outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed here – but they tend towards movement – sports, walking etc. rather than sitting and relaxing. Patio heaters have paved the way in recent years for al fresco dining and drinking but planning a outdoor event is always a risk – reasonable weather is never assumed, no matter the season.
But- all’s changed, changed utterly…….
Covid has driven us OUTDOORS!
It’s mindblowing really! There is takeaway coffee everywhere for starters – everywhere! I didn’t even know that the country possessed so many mobile food trucks. You can’t buy a bike or wetsuit for love or money! The dogs are all exhausted from multiple daily walks. Summer park-based yoga classes stayed outside until the Xmas lockdown. Garden furniture is being snapped up as soon as it hits the shops. Now that we’re allowed meet up with another household outside, we’ve all rooted out the old folding chairs from the attic and thrown them into the car boot. We’re awaiting the day we can return to the pubs for an outdoor pint …. who’d have thought!!
Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s here