In times like these, when the all news and everyday life is flooded with anxiety and restrictions to limit the progress of the Corona virus, it is easy to become depressed and get the feeling of living in a vacuum. Everything is so overshadowed by the gray blanket that limits what we can, shall or should do that we forget about what is still nice and beautiful. So let me ask – what makes you happy?
It makes me happy to hear the birds singing, and see crocuses, snowdrops and tulip leaves sticking out in the lawn and flowerbeds. When I can sit on the patio and have a coffee with the neighbour (albeit at a safety distance). When I feel the sun warming my cheek and realise that it was the spring equinox yesterday – that spring is on its way, after all. The best season of the year if you ask me, don’t miss it! Take a walk in the woods, hike along the water. Enjoy the fresh air. Yes you know, those things we have been longing for during the dark season. It begins now. Finally.
I’m also happy when I come to think of that, as long as I feel completely healthy, I can walk down to the center of Vaxholm just as usual and feel great gratitude that our small shops, cafes and restaurants are still open just as if it were any Saturday in March. Go down and show your appreciation for their existence you too. Vaxholm in March is not crowded even in ordinary circumstances and right now it is even more quiet than usual, so the risk of infection should be low.
Take the opportunity to have lunch at Hamnkrogen, have a sausage on the quay at Winberg’s or a coffee at Gateau. If you are worried about contamination, sit on the outdoor terrace or directly on the quay. Treat yourself to afternoon tea at Waxholms Hotell and a little more luxurious Saturday candy from Waxholms Choklad or Bonbon. Buy a bouquet of ranuncles from Blomsterinspiratören and have a look at all the news at Lilla Handelsboden, Magasinet, Kobbar & Skär, Skout, Entrénd, Mingel, Waxholms Sport & Fritid. After all, it’s Saturday, the sun is shining and spring is on its way.