Easter, But Not As We Know It
Country Life UK|April 07, 2021
What a peculiar Easter! Six of us eating outside, whatever the weather, ensconced under a gazebo pressed into service against the rain, with a brazier blazing beside it. The simplest of menus, but the huge joy of once again eating with others—a powerful reminder of the importance of sitting around a table and being with friends and family.

Stymied a bit because the village butcher had no chicken—there’s a shortage because of the spread of disease—but, then, there seem to be bits of shortage all round. Agromenes remembers older people recounting the days after the Second World War when they would go shopping, basket in hand, and ask for what the shopkeeper had, rather than for what they wanted.

It’s been a bit like that in our village. The hardware store hadn’t had a delivery for a fortnight —evidently a mixture of Covid-19 and Brexit— so there were no seedling trays for the propagator. No luck either in the nursery, which is stretched to the limit trying to deal with the complications of extended paperwork on both sides of the Channel.

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