In saying the above I do not trivialise the reality for those caught up in it. For many it is a very difficult situation - people with young children, the elderly, the sick, those who have run out of medication, those that have run out of money and not to mention the people back home that may be relying on them.
For people like my son who is stranded in Southern Spain - he has been able to take advantage of the situation and has taken a ferry over to Morrocco and settled himself into a hotel there until he can get a flight back. Goodness knows how much overtime he will have to do to catch up with his work when he finally returns.
My daughter and family turned down an invitation to a wedding on a cruise ship in the Carribean where my son-in-law had been asked to be best man. Janie decided that it was not feasible to take a baby and toddler on a Carribean cruise. How glad she is now with the wedding party stranded in Miami for the last 5 days.
Those that can are doing everything in their power to get home. Some are making their way to sea ports and finding berths on container ships and several celebrities have hired taxis costing thousands of pounds. It has got to the point where the Royal Navy are in talks about using war ships to evacuate stranded people. What an unusual situation this is.
One friend who is stranded in Mallorca has written a very interesting piece about the situation where she is and has posted it on her blog. Go HERE of you are interested in reading it.
While all this is going on I am enjoying the continuing blossoming of my Springtime garden (as well as doing some hard work in it)
This tree is actually in my neighbour's garden but overhangs mine and I just love the contrast of the brown leaves against the white. I wish I could post the perfume to you.
I am enjoying the blossom in my local neighbourhood park too. Oliver calls this "Grandma's Park" as it is only a few hundred yards from my house.