Keep looking after those we love. Do not forget those alone. Good news K2 climbed in winter by Sherpa Team.

This second Lockdown is hard going for us all most will have blip. Or lockdown blues. Try to remain upbeat as you can get your daily exercise and think good thoughts .

As the lockdown continues its well worth remembering those who live alone. This second Lockdown is hard going in the depths of winter but think of those who have lost loved ones their jobs and especially those who live in a small flat with no garden or limited space . Yet we are lucky those in the NHS are struggling to keep up with the effect of Covid. Try to remain positive and stay in touch. I have a brother very ill abroad and it’s hard to get news there is no chance of a visit abroad and it is upsetting. Sadly it is similar for many.

What can we do ? I have several folk I stay in touch with and every day I phone an elderly lady who lives in a home. She has no visitors due to Covid has limited hearing and her sight is failing. She is confined to her small room for meals and has no contact apart from the staff and occasional social help. Her family live abroad she is very lonely.

It’s very sad as she did so much for others in her life. Meals on Wheels for many years and a big church goer. Always helping others throughout her 80 odd years. Yet I think she feels abandoned by society at times. Every week I try tondrop her off a few goodies doughnuts chocolate mini pork pies etc. These are the wee extras that she loves. We have not seen each other for months and I pray things change in the future for her.

Maybe with the new vaccines life will improve and though it may never be the same again it will be better? The nights are getting longer but the next few months will be hard. So please stay upbeat, look after those you love. Think of all the young folk struggling with home schooling missing their pals, their clubs and their freedom. Those waiting for operations and medical appointments most on hold.

Try to phone that friend or relative that you know may be struggling and keep going.

Keep going

Many thanks to all those who are keeping things going in all walks of life.

For all those who know Elma in Crianlarich ( The Grandmother of RAF Mountain Rescue) send her a card or phone her. She would love to hear from you. If you do not have the address I do contact me .

Good news : It is amazing that the second biggest mountain in the World K2 has been climbed in winter. Even better by a local Sherpa team the kindness folk in the world. How many summits claimed by others was success only possible by these great local folk. I hope they all get off the mountain safely. What a tale they will have to tell.

In the great words of Leonard Cohen

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in…”

As the daylight gets longer slowly we must keep positive. Thinking of you all.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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