Remember when all we had to worry about was the weather in February? Back then storms were the weekend accompaniment. Dark nights pressed on and winds buffeted us around our local patch. Birds were few and far between.
Now here we are in the middle of March and things have gone from bad to worse. Much worse.
The weather is still none too clever with westerly strong winds just about every few days ( usually weekends) but now the surreal is upon us. The Corona Virus or Covid-19 seems all set to bring ruin and despondency to us all. Every single bit of news media is hell bent on telling us that we are about to die, if not by the virus, by starvation or lack of medical assistance for other ailments. The boundaries change daily with Bojo looking like he is in the worst throes of it as he announces science corrections and U turns at every corner.
On the BBC tonight, madness prevailed. News bulletin after news bulletin told us in detail how many people will die ( up to 20,000 all being well but up to 250,000 in a worse case scenario) and how the whole economy will go to shit leaving us languishing in a Mad Max style vision of the future, then Holby City was cancelled because it was making us depressed! You couldn't make this up!
As you can see, the whole thing has me thoroughly miserable.
Hopefully this bloody awful spell will be over soon... one way or another.
At least the 300+ Frogs in a small moorland pond last weekend seemed happy enough...