It has been really nice this week to catch up with some of the family and give them a hug. I have had this pleasure with all three of my daughters and it was great. I hope that some of you have had the opportunity similar pleasure.
This has been a different week in a number of ways. I did manage to attend the funeral of W. Bro. Stan Brooker on Monday at Basingstoke Crematorium. The limit of those attending these premises is now 60, it is well organised and appears safe, with social distancing very easy to observe. W. Bro Stan was a proud man and one that we can be proud of, there was a good masonic presence with some travelling down from Beaconsfield.
This has been a good week with being able, once again, to meet up with the family and friends and to actually hug one another. It is still necessary to be cautious but what a nice experience it has been. I am sure that some of you have taken advantage of being able to go out socially, have a beer or a meal together. Some, like me though, will take steady steps before we venture out for a meal.
I trust that you are all as well as can be expected, and safe. We were heading to an easier path for the roadmap to take its’ course but, yesterday, due to spiking of the Virus, the Prime Minister made an announcement of caution regarding outbreaks in certain parts of the country. We will have to keep our fingers crossed that all can go ahead smoothly.