Yesterday we were supposed to be ringing a quarter of Lincolnshire Royal at Angela's house. After the instruction in the afternoon to begin social distancing, we had to cancel it. Cancellation of all tower bell ringing swiftly followed. There has been some speculation about remote handbell ringing via video conferencing systems, and I would like to try it, but meanwhile, our daughter Dorothy surprised us by saying that she wouldn't mind doing some handbell ringing.
Dorothy has rung Bob Minor on 1-2 in the past, but it was a long time ago. This evening we started with plain hunt on 4, then Plain Bob Minimus. It seemed to come back to her quickly, so we continued with the hunting positions on 6, and then she rang the trebles to a course of Bob Minor with a little bit of guidance. If she's keen on doing more (and she might be, because all of the usual out-of-school activities have been cancelled), then it will be fun to see how far we can get.