After 5 weeks of Lockdown

At this point in the lockdown I am not sure that being a ‘busy’ person is a blessing or a curse. I am the sort of person who never gets bored and I always have a never-ending list of things to do. During lockdown my lists have been out of control. A few things have been ticked off but not half as many as I would have liked.

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Pandemic Musings

Hi there, fellow isolators!

How are you all doing, please please tell me all your news, either in the comments below or via messenger or email. I am loving catching up with people. It is rare that people have time on their hands.

The people I have spoken are reacting to our restrictions very differently at the moment. I see that some of you are working as keyworkers, some working from home, some furloughed, some bored and sharing all sorts of posts on social media, some are loving the extra time they don’t usually have and are using it to connect with their family, connect digitally with those far away and catch up with all those jobs that never get done.


Whatever it takes for you to get through this is fine.

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Good Morning Isolators

Hello Isolators,

How are you doing? Genuinely interested, let me know – do you need anything? Are you feeling well? Please message, I am pretty busy still, but I shall get around to answering I promise.

It is so ironic, I have so many things on my to-do list that they wouldn’t get done if I was isolated for a year, however even without my usual shenanigans, my feet haven’t touched the ground this week.

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Gardening under sufferance

Counting my blessings that we have a decent sized garden whereas many don’t. This afternoon I have dug over the vegetable patch. This is not unusual, I do this every year, I occasionally get around to planting things too.

But I am such a rubbish gardener, I never have any success 😂

Last year, I actually planted quite a lot, and I assumed nothing had grown because nothing was visible. Digging over the ground today I found bumper crop! (Second picture) obviously now inedible.

So as this is the year for learning something new please can the gardeners out there tell me:

A: why I can’t grow anything?
B: when I do, they are less than an inch long
C: what can I do so that I may grow delicious crops to eat, freeze and give away?

Anyone?????

A few rambling thoughts

A few rambling thoughts.

How is everyone doing??? Adjusting?

Trying times for all of us, particularly if you are physically active or always out and about.

I learned from our time during SARS is that social interaction is the most important. You will go stir crazy very quickly.

One thing that has improved since 2003 is digital communication. We can share a glass of wine, have a giggle and a chat, watch tv, movies together or even play quiz games but it might be on WhatsApp, FaceTime, zoom or Skype.

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