We had the first rain real rain of April yesterday. It's a bit of a relief as far as the allotment is concerned. the potatoes are starting to take off now, and the peas are looking strong as well. I feel we may be behind some of the others on our allotment. One couple, in particular, have transformed their allotment and I think they are spending most of every day there.

Today's picture is yet another one of the honey-suckle. Right now, we are so pleased our garden is beautiful. We are enjoying it as much as we can.

Shopping today was the easiest yet. There was no queue at all, and it was not too crowded inside. There is still no flour. By the time I left there was the beginnings of a queue for people to enter. It's definitely worth going early in the morning. 

The boiler has been playing up. I phoned the plumber; even that is an effort to organise. They are working albeit in a vastly reduced capacity. They will come so long as nobody in the house is displaying symptoms; we will have to vacate the kitchen and shut the door for him to work.

There is talk of the lock-down coming to an end. The government has realised we can not just go back to normal in an instant. It's going to be a phased return, though I am not yet sure what we will return to. Re-building from this is going to be a long process.