top of page

There's life out there.....

I’ve seen the pubs in Knaresborough, well their beer gardens, full of people. Traffic is still pretty light though when you least expect it, but that’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned. I have to say I am still concerned about venturing out, but have considered that as long as I’m outside, I should be OK. Armed with that thought, I was geared up for our first market this past Sunday in Ilkley. Fortunately cancelled, otherwise we would have all been blown to Timbuktu.

I have to admit, rather guiltily, that I felt a sense of relief. A lot has gone in to Real Food Ilkley market in this new era, and I have the face shield, mask with filter, gloves, alcohol wipes…. everything I need to safely return to selling soap to the public. But I felt glad it was deferred for another week. I've never delighted in a windy, wet Sunday before ! I miss other traders as well as our regular customers obviously, but that virus is still out there, and I worry we are all trying to capture Summer “normal” too quickly.

But again, and it’s almost a mantra for me, I’m OK as long as I’m outside. So hopefully the good folk of Ilkley and surrounds will feel the same way. I will make sure I take a snap all decked out in my virus armour for posterity at least. I hope to see you there if you can make it. Remember, you’re outside 😊 and don’t forget that social distancing. People forget really quickly about that, and you do have to maintain vigilance with it. I’m starting to sound like a government alert message, so will sign off. Check out our Instagram page for that promised pic ! I'll post it in my next update here too. Take care out there.

Thanks for checking in with me again.

Fiona, Lily & Rabbit


12 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page