For the first time in almost two years I was able yesterday to take a walk into the open countryside around the village to experience again the wonderful broad vistas and big skies. A great feeling of release and exhilaration. The regular daily walks within a few hundred yards of my home during this lockdown have strengthened my legs and made me fitter so that I can after all this time wander out into the fields that I love so much. I have missed it all. I inhaled deeply and breathed it all in.