I choose this photo from a few years ago because relaxing the rules mean we are a step closer to visiting the Uk again. This was at Hever castle.
It started as a very boring week, just some working out and blogging. The Corona rules are further relaxed here as from the first of July. Restaurants and gyms can open again and everyone can go to school now. I hold my heart because second peaks are popping up all over the world. On the other hand, it is nice that life is gradually becoming a little bit normal again. Cycling with a girlfriend is no longer scary and people inviting neither. Although we only do that outdoors.
Relaxing the rules mean…..
Gerben is very happy that he can work out again. He could work out in my room to but he doesn’t like that. He has to make a online appointment to schedule his time at the gym and it works perfectly! I would have had a meeting on Thursday, but it was canceled. Can you finally do something outdoors eh …..
What is also nice, every night a hedgehog comes into our garden. I think there are three. A large and two small ones. Gerben puts some cat food in front of the place they come and a bowl of water and every night at the same time they show up and they do themselves well. I made a little video of the hedgehog eating, it was shimmering so the quality is not the best and I made it from my bedroom so behind the window.
I told you a while ago that I had my eye on a gingham trouser suit. Guess what! No wrong guess! Well wrong, I have bought it, but second-hand! Can you believe that. The whole set, because the blazer and trousers had to be ordered separately, was for sale on the second-hand site where I buy more often. In my size! Not worn once! Amazing, right. Sometimes a person must get lucky!
It was a fun weekend!
Later in the week it became more fun as Sonja of came to visit me. She lives a hour away, but she met a new love who lives in the village five minutes away from me! We will be seeing a lot more of each other! Another plus from relaxing the rules is that restaurants are open again! And we took advantage of that by going out for dinner with friends!
I had asked for a large table because the tables there are quite narrow. And I would still like to observe the 1.5 meter rule, even though half of the Netherlands does not, and they had put two tables together so that was nice. Because I found it quite exciting. But how wonderful to eat out again. And we ate a lot! Too much! Gerben and I both slept very badly.
We went to the national park on Sunday in the afternoon, when it finally stopped raining. Wonderful, the sun even started to shine. In the evening we watched the Formula 1 race. Well, the first fifteen minutes, then the fun was over for us. And after that we watched Killing Eve! Fantastic!
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Sounds like a good week! While our president is an idiot, our state governor was not. We stayed in lockdown until we flattened the curve. We had a partial reopening May 9th. Masks were mandatory for businesses, but only encouraged for everyone else. From what I can gather the compliance rate was about 50% overall. So we now have had quite an uptick. Now masks are mandatory. I hope we can turn it around without another shut down. The state’s unemployment rate is 25%. (Many American are envious of your social safety nets.)
Can’t wait to get a better look at your kimono dress!
Haha, yeah tell me about your president. And yes we have the social nets good on order here. I think we did it pretty good here, but I can’t shake the feeling that we still have a long and hard way to go!
How sweet that Gerben makes you breakfast on the weekends! He loves you so much Nancy! My gym is open and we have to reserve our spot in class which is nice, keeps it small.
Yes he does!
Sounds like a great week. Loved to see the hedgehog photos.
Oh so cute this hedgehogfamily ?
Soinds you had a good week Nancy
Ohh, how lucky you got the full suit and in your size too and not worn either!
Yes incredible! I was so happy with it!
So glad that things are getting better around you! Love that you have hedgehogs come to your garden. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!
Thank you Kathrine.
Congratulations on the restrictions being loosened up! We are on Phase 3 now for my province, and have not seen a spike, as everyone is still (mostly) obeying the 2 meters, mask and washing hands rules. We’re still being really careful – well, I am!
Happy to see you out and about, and how wonderful that you found a black and white suit separately AND second-hand. That is awesome! I can’t wait to see it.
Your hedgehog is so cute! I have never seen a real one!
They are frequently in our garden but I had never seen the babies!
I ended up canceling my gym membership as I have been very consistent running and walking outdoors. I found two neighbors to walk/run with and it has been fun. I do expect things to shut back down in the fall but for now am enjoying some more lax rules. We still don’t do much around people apart from our outdoor 4th of july celebration with the neighbors.
Oh that’s even better to run with others. I think this will go wrong again as people act as if all is back to normal again!
It sounds like a wonderful week. We does not visit a restaurant since weeks.
Have a nice evening
Yes, we din’t for 4 months so I was pretty ready!
The rules are gradually being relaxed here too, although I’m not so sure I’m fine with all of them. I do think it’s a bit early for international travel and if I look around me, I see a lot of people being too relaxed about social distancing and mask wearing Etc. Well, we’ll have to see won’t we? I’m still being as careful as can be.
How lovely to have a hedgehog come into your garden, and with babies as well!
Also wonderful to have your friend visit you in the garden. As is going out for dinner with friends. It’s nice to catch up, isn’t it? xxx
It is and the restaurant was well prepared. We are very careful to, we didn’t go with one car to the restaurant. That is a bit to snug for me yet. And I also ordered a large table where we sat 2 metres apart. People already act like there is nothing going n.
How neat that you have hedgehogs! That breakfast looks wonderful.
Yes they are so cute! It was, I love it that he makes me breakfast every weekend!
It is nice to seem somewhat normal again. Like our medical examiner of AZ said, “We know it’s out there, but we have to live our lives”.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hedgehog…how cute!!
Never? We always have them in our garden except in the winter because they sleep then, lol.
Cute looks! Rules have started relaxing here in NYC, too (outdoor restaurants are allowed now) but I’ve still been staying in the apartment for the most part. I’m 14 weeks pregnant, so I’m a little extra cautious, and a lot of people here still aren’t wearing masks consistently. Fingers crossed that this passes soon!
Yes I am careful too. But I don’t think it will be over soon. Thanks for your comment!
I’m so glad you were able to get out. It makes such a difference, doesn’t it? I’m not sure I’d want to feed outdoor critters, but the hedgehogs are cute!
Well we don’t do it anymore, but that is for next Tuesday!
Nancy, I am so glad that you waited on the gingham suit and then found it second hand! That means it was meant to be, for sure. I cannot wait to see how you style it! And I am also excited that your UK trip is still a possibility. I am afraid that here in the U.S., I will be unable to do much of anything for quite some time longer. What a mess we are! Thanks for sharing and linking up with me!
Yes I saw it this morning on the news again. Boy it is scary isn’t it. That suit was definitely meant for me!
How wonderful that your life is beginning to return to normal. Even if you are having to keep your distance from friends a bit. We have eaten out twice but it has made me a little anxious. Our cases continue to climb so we have picked up take out rather than eating in the restaurant. But I miss eating OUT!!
Love the new outfits. Especially the pleated skirt. So cute. I bought one in the early spring and have yet to wear it. Our church has opened but we haven’t started going again yet. Maybe once we do, my pleated skirt will be the first thing I wear.
Our church’s are closing all down next year. There will be one for the region. In a village 10 miles away. Such a pity because a church should be in a village, every village.
How lovely that you got to meet up with Sonja! The hedgehog is so cute! My mum has one visit her garden but I never see any where I live. Thanks for linking up!
They are night animals, as you probably know better then me btw, so we see them when it is shimmering.