Editorial, April 2021.
We have experienced all types of weather during the past month including rain, snow and sunshine. A north wind has dominated the air flow keeping temperatures below normal for this time of year. Walking across arable fields, I have been surprised at how dry the ground is; already large cracks are visible everywhere. Despite this, Nature has followed its normal sequence and readers walking up Church Road will have enjoyed the daffodils on the bank below the church. The sound of children playing in the parks during the Easter holiday is another sign that spring has arrived. Today I have watched birds collecting material for building nests.
A return to normal life.
As we come out of lockdown, we look forward to returning to a normal life, shopping, having a haircut, visiting a pub or restaurant etc. We remember how warm it was last year in April and May during the first lockdown and hope that a southerly wind will allow us to spend more time outdoors with family and friends. Unfortunately, a three-month lock down did not kill the virus and we have had to endure a second and third lockdown.
Vaccination plus common sense.
Let us hope this time is different. Scientists have produced the vaccines that can protect us from the worst effects of coronavirus and many in our locality have received their first vaccination and some their second. However, the future will depend on us; the virus has not gone away but, with common sense, we can control it
David Holmes. (Secretary to Kibworth&District Chronicle Association.)