Lovely poem by Amanda Addison.
I’m reading it here in Caves Beach, part of the City of Lake Macquarie in south-east Australia. The images in this mild season before we move properly into autumn – azaleas fooled by the springtime range are in bloom – though chrysanthemums are on time – of lawns mown and birds chirruping and walkers, cyclists and joggers out and about keeping physically distant because of Covid-19 are pretty much the same as in Surlingham. We are all in this together.
My great x 3 grand-mother was Susannah Holmes b. 1764 and became part of the complement sent to New South Wales with the First Fleet arriving in January 1788.
I have been to Surlingham – first time was 1988.
Greetings to you all from Australia.
Information received from Jim Kable