I’ve been wondering what to write for this month when everything changed. The life we knew has been cancelled, our freedoms restricted, our everyday activities challenged.

There were so many ordinary yet pleasurable things that I had planned for March… evenings out at restaurants, theatre, cinema. Trips to our weekly farmers market and local craft markets, museums, the library.

There was a special trip planned, to be with our daughter as she gave birth to our granddaughter. But I’m in Hobart and she is in Sydney. We soon realised that I wouldn’t be able to make the trip so readjusted our plans. I walked up and down our lounge while on the phone with her in the birthing suite, sharing our breathing, positive words and vibes.

So, I have decided to concentrate on the positives, on gratitude and the simple joys.

Our granddaughter arrived safely four days ago, Mum and bub are doing well. I am so grateful for Facetime to keep in touch with family and friends. We can see her cuddled up, hear her unique little snuffles and snores. See her big brother being so gentle and amazed.

I am grateful that I live in Tasmania. We are an island and our government has taken strong, decisive actions to help keep us safe. This was front page on our Tassie newspaper.

Nature continues to share it’s wonders. Rain after such a dry summer, nurturing our trees, plants and crops.

I have paper daisy flowers from seeds I planted last year. Rocket and spinach continue to thrive in our balcony pots.

A rainbow appeared as I left for work one morning.

Dolphins played in our river Derwent as I got off the bus on way home. Such a joy to watch.

There are hints that autumn is here, as our days get shorter.

I am grateful to be part of this blog community. Stay safe friends.