I woke this morning feeling much better. I really think I detected this Covid infection toward its end -- I've probably been walking around with it all week. Unfortunately, because I tested Wednesday, Thursday was my first of five recommended days of isolation. Under current NHS guidelines I'm not supposed to return to work (or do anything else) until Tuesday.
I did break my isolation yesterday morning to run one essential errand. I had to send my old phone back to my phone supplier for recycling and credit on my account. They were getting pushy about it, e-mailing to ask where it was -- apparently I'm required to send it back within 14 days of signing up for my new plan. I didn't even get their mailer until Wednesday, so I had to turn right around and send it off. Fortunately that entailed just walking into a local shop and dropping off the phone in its package, with no contact and minimal opportunity to infect anyone.
It was a rainy day so I texted our dog-walker and told him to skip us. Olga hates going out in the rain and since we were home, we could keep an eye on her and let her out when appropriate. She must think Covid is wonderful. It kept us home all through the lockdowns and it's keeping us home now.
I took some photos in the garden and around the house, like the bouquet of daffodils in our front window (top) and crocuses in our back garden. I've noticed that our lawn is chock-full of moss. I don't know whether this is a problem, exactly -- I don't care whether we have moss or grass, as long as it's green. But there really does seem to be a lot if it, perhaps because our drought last summer stressed the grass and now we have lots of moisture.
In the afternoon I watched the movie "Fiddler on the Roof." I'd never seen it, believe it or not. I heard about it a lot as a kid and of course I know most of the songs, and I'd heard of the actor Topol, who plays the central role and who died this week. (I always wondered why he shared his name with a brand of toothpaste.) So, anyway, I was inspired to rent it, and it was the perfect matinee diversion.
Then, last night, Dave and I streamed "The Whale" with Brendan Fraser. I've been wanting to see this movie for months, and thank goodness for Curzon Home Cinema! It's very good (though dark) and Fraser is remarkable in his role -- definitely an Oscar-worthy performance and a far cry from "George of the Jungle."