◎How are you both? I hope all is well and you are coping with the virus situation.
NZ is almost back to normal, although the borders are still closed.
I am fine, enjoying crisp winter days working in the garden.
◎Thanks you for showing us around Kobe Municipal Arboretum. I am so glad your legs
seem getting stronger.
◎Thank you for your recent Home Page with the beautiful photos of the nature of early summer in your area.
◎Thank you again for your update, and your excellent homepage. Your home garden looks very good and will give you both great pleasure. For us, of course, we are just entering winter here. Normally, we would be heading to Ireland for their summer, but not this year.
We are also still in lockdown here in Christchurch. Kate and I are in our own “bubble” at home. Kate is our “shopper” and goes to the supermarket once each week. We also walk for around 50 minutes each day ; We keep in touch with family and friends by phone and video calls, including those in Ireland.
NZ seems to be making progress against the virus. We have had only 21 deaths here thanks to strict lockdown rules, and only 2 new cases today.
Anyway, my friends, you two keep safe and well, as we all wait for this unusual period to be over.
---Tom and Kate Gregg, Christchurch, New Zealand ---
◎Lovely to hear you are both well.You will be enjoying the spring blossoms each day.
New Zealand is in a state of Lockdown for the last two weeks so I have been confined to the house . Julie gets any shopping for me but no other visitors.
.I can go walking close to home but keep two metres away from any one I might meet .I fill my days with gardening reading housework and walks.
All the shops except the supermarkets and chemists are shut,only essential service are open.This seems to me successful as there has been only one death and the number of new cases are dropping to only 25, today.
Julie is working from home as she has Mitchell at home as all schools are
closed. I am fine.stay well, stay safe.