I remember the day, our darling daughter gave birth.
A newborn grandson given life on this earth.
I remember feeding the ducks with grandchild number three.
Running in the park, buying ice cream, sitting on the bench, feeling happy and free.
I remember spending time with my Mum.
Shopping, walking, talking, laughing having fun.
I remember collecting Alfie from school.
Walking, talking, laughing but not holding hands, at 10 years old he is the image of Mr Cool.
I remember Sunday lunch with our son, his wife and two children.
Their son a bundle in their arms sleeping on their shoulders, the other a lovely daughter who is twelve years older.
I remember evenings spent with friends.
Food, wine, chatter and laughter, no rush for the evening to end.
I remember walks in the park.
When you didnt have to social distance from each other and children played on their boards in the skatepark.
I remember days out in the car, not worrying about travelling too far
I remember far away holidays in the sun.
Jamaica, Aruba, South of France.
Staying out late, holding hands, moonlight walks on the sand.
I remember travelling to my work place.
Working with others, sat face to face.
I remember lunches with my girlfriend Lesley.
Sometimes walking and talking, other times sat in a cafe or in its garden on a bench, meeting others being friendly.
Each of these scenarios give such pleasure to remember.
But excuse me for saying, it's not the same as cuddling and holding your family members.
One day soon, when it is safe to do.
A big hug has its name on it especially for you.
To my loved ones, family and friends, love them all.
Still under some type of lockdown in the UK.
The internet of course means you can video chat with people.and I video chat twice a week with my Mum but she lives 45miles away and i havent seen her face to face in 8 weeks, i really miss her
My middle son has a child 7.5months old and our daughter has one 3months old and we havent held them in 8 weeks.
However i am so grateful that my family remain healthy.
Hope you and your families remain healthy too.