Today is Earth Day. I would not have known this except I received an email from Eurostar, telling me how sustainable everything is which they do. Per passenger their CO2 emission is 93% less than travelling by plane, the electricity they use in the Netherlands is derived from wind power, and most of the other electricity is from a renewable source. It ends with welcoming me back as soon as possible. I would actually be only too delighted to travel anywhere by Eurostar, but I am currently prisoner in my own country, locked down in the UK for the foreseeable future, so chance would be a fine thing.
Luckily I was able to celebrate Earth Day by spending much of the day working in the garden. My latest scourge is goose grass. Sticky stuff which clings to everything. I have been weeding, but planting things out is risky as it is so cold at night. I also went out for a walk in the locality, not far, but to see the blossom is so refreshing. The blackthorn this year has been stunning. I am not sure if it is better than usual or just that I am becoming more observant as lockdown sharpens my sensitivities.
I am a newcomer to Netflix, but as everyone has raved about it, I have started watching The Crown. I have to say, the attention to detail is incredible. I have just seen the episode in Kenya, when Elizabeth emerges from Treetops as Queen. The locations, the costumes, the vehicles, it is a tremendous achievement. I kept wanting to shout out to King George, put that cigarette down! I had to smile at the child actor playing Prince Charles, with his big ears. No expense spared. I am not sure that I will be wild to return to the cinema after lockdown ends, I have seen some great things online, and I don’t have to put up with the popcorn munchers.
It occurs to me that I have not chosen much French music. This is a very beautiful song from the Auvergne. The pictures here are pretty too. Let’s all jump on Eurostar and go and visit France!