Editor's column: There is still so much to be grateful for, and we in Aylesbury Vale are all doing so well

It’s amazing what you notice when you stop to look isn’t it.

By Hayley OKeeffe
Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:39 pm
A play area in Meadowcroft with a covid-19 warning sign
A play area in Meadowcroft with a covid-19 warning sign

It’s been a strange Easter weekend hasn't it? But we all did it didn’t we. And we will continue to do what we have to do to help the NHS and fight the virus, which is so wonderful.

I think that this whole episode is changing the world for the better, and this is more than evident in the Aylesbury Vale.

I did some voluntary work on Saturday, and had to drive for a bit to get to and from my destination.

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This is the first time I have been off the Aylesbury housing estate that I live on for four weeks, so I didn’t really know what to expect.

And do you know what? Everyone is taking this so seriously.

Apart from socially distanced family groups safely taking their daily exercise I didn’t see another living soul.

That in itself put a song in my heart, and do you know what else does too? The birds swooping in the skies that no longer contain aeroplanes, the dawn chorus in the morning, the friendly smiles from across the road as I do my daily exercise and the fresh clean air.

We don’t want this to last forever, but there is plenty to be grateful for right now too.