Friday celebrates the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. The weatherman predicts a hot day so timetable yourself to sit out in your garden 2-4pm (or anytime really!) with a cream tea, cake or something a bit stronger and give thanks to those who were brave then and to those who are being brave now, whether it be on the NHS front line combatting the Covid-19 virus or dealing with a house full of children and no respite. These are indeed strange times.
The photographs show the bunting outside Krumbs Cottage on the High Street in Broadwindsor together with the beautiful blue poppies shown below.
Enjoy the sunshine. Enjoy the day. #StayAtHome #StaySafe #StaySane 🙂
Dorset Police statement: <<Please do not visit us this bank holiday weekend. You will be welcomed back when the time is right and restrictions around travel and social distancing have been lifted.
We will be policing our roads and other transport networks over the bank holiday weekend and ask you not to travel.
If we stop vehicles and they are travelling to a second home we will ask them to return to their primary residence.
Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People must remain in their primary residence.
We’ve been given additional powers to fine those refusing to follow Government instructions so please stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions HERE.>>
Please be sensible!
Traditionally, May’s Full Moon is known as the Flower Moon as it appears at the time of blossoming flowers. Scientifically, the Full Moon occurs at 11.45am on Thursday, May 7th so will look at it’s fullest on late Wednesday night and just before 9pm Thursday evening when the Moon rises (Look East to see the moon rise). It is also defined as a Supermoon*, not the biggest or brightest but still qualifies as a Supermoon.
Simultaneously, the Eta Aquariids are at their peak but will be trickier to see because of the bright moonlight.
Also this month will be the planet Venus’ last full month in the western twilight sky for the year 2020.
*Any full Moon (or new Moon) coming closer than 224,865 miles (361,885 km), as measured from the centres of the Earth and Moon, counts as a Supermoon in 2020, according to NASA.