Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this time we all are going through,- together 🧡
In Spain, in the area where I’m living in Spain, we did “entered” phase 2 the 1.june 😊. Something that means even a bit more freedom, like for example go to the beach and enjoy the ocean, the sand, the sun for some hours 🏖. I haven’t had the time to go to the beach yet,- but when I have the possibility I’m going to visit my “secret beach” 🏖. Something I really looking forward to do 🥰.
My “secret beach” isn’t very secret, there are some other people that use it too. But in general there’s no turist there, and it’s also, in it’s own way, reminds me about Norway 😊. I really like to spend time at this beach 😊. But I think I need to have my car back before I can go to the beach, – I do live in “the mountains”, like they call it here in the area, and “my beach” is a bit away from where I live.
To say I live in “the mountains” it’s for me as an Norwegian not “correct”, because I’m use to a bit bigger and different mountains from Norway then what’s in the area here 😊. But okay,- here I live in the mountains in Spain ⛰.
My oldest son is borrowing my car at the moment, and he lives even more in the mountains then I do. I think he is going to deliver it back around the 20. or 21. June. Then I really need my car because I need to help my daughter and my son in the middle to move 😊. And I want to visit “my secret beach” too 😊.
To be in phase 2 in Spain means that,- like I mention, – we can go to the beach again, but in small groups, and be at the beach for around 4 hours now 🏖. That’s so great 😊. Of course there’s some more restrictions about spending time on the beach, and what’s legal and not. Like different ball- games in groups are not allowed at the moment. And of course this 2 metre distance between people is still “going on” 😊.
What’s also new in fase 2 is that cinema and theater can open, but with a limit on the number of people. And you need to pre-order tickets. Also the shopping centre can open, but also here with a limit on the people. In the common area it can be 30% of maximum capacity, and in stores it can be 40% of maximum capacity. Perfect for me who gets a little tired in such places when there are many people 😊.
It is also allowed to hold indoor concerts with a maximum of 50 people, at a maximum of 1/3 of ordinary capacity. Concerts outdoors can be held with up to 400 people 🎵🎶.
Restaurants, cafes and bars can now open for indoor dining, with here also 1/3 of the capacity, and with the required distance between the tables 🍱.
Kindergarten for children under the age of 6 is open, but applies initially to the parents where both are in work. Schools and educational centers for those over the age of 6 will re-open in September, but at this stage several different exceptions and measures will be established 📚.
We still have to use mouth cover in the stores, but now it is permissible to go shopping with another person. Before, we only had to go into the grocery store one at a time. Mouth cover is still required when using various public transport methods. And, – yes,- we still need to use the plastic gloves on our hands when we are in the store 🧤.
I like this new “freedom”,- and it feels so great to just walk down the street without the mouth cover 😷,- and go to the store without using mouth cover too,- except from when there’s a lots people around and it’s difficult to keep the 2 meter distance. I need to use it in the store, and also when Im standing in the line on my way into the store,- and that’s fine 😷. But I don’t need to use it on my wsy to the store or back home. Little by little, step by step and things gets in away to a “new normal” with a nice “touch” of the “old normal” 😊.
This first days of phase 2 has been nice, busy and nice 😊. I’m working, and I have been “running” down to the city centre for some errands too. Just to do that, run some errands, feels incredibly good, like a “freedom” 😊. I could go to the centre for visiting the farmacia or the ATM when we was in quarantine and curfew, but it felt very uncomfortable. I felt like I did something wrong and illegal, and I was worried about if the police was going to stop me, or if I had forgotten some of my documents in my home, or would get a high fee for something I didn’t understand 😳.
Non of those things happen,- it went well every time 😊. But it was a new and insecure situation for me,- as for the rest. And new, unknown and insecure situations create also “new worries” in different areas.
I have made myself “daily- and weekly plan” for June. It’s for my jobs, my workout, my different goals, my different hobbies and with some space and place to meet up with my friends and my children. So fare, this week, my plans didn’t quite went the way I had planned or imagined, – but that’s the good things with trying out a plan,- learn by the different mistakes 😊. For me it was this “running” down to the city centre, I had forgotten to put that in my plan 😅. And it goes fast one hour to go down and up, back home again 😊. And I needed to do it every day so fare this week,- then the hour “runs” a bit 😊. But okay,- now I know 😊. I make a better plan for next week 😊.
Phase 2 is a very welcome phase,- and I m enjoy to be in phase 2 😊. Busy days or not, forgotten errands or not,- it is just good to feel and have this “freedom” phase 2 gives 😊. And I really appreciate this freedom that I took as one of course 5 months ago 🥰.
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡
See you soon 😊
Every new phase feels like a new “freedom”,- even I did have this “freedom” for running errands whenever I wanted or needed 5 months ago 😊. But now I appreciate this freedom that I took as one of course 5 months ago 🧡. The days is starting to get a bit busier,- and I need to re- organize my daily and weekly plans a bit too 😊. but all in all, its just feels so great 😊
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