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.
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.
Tidying up with Marie Kondo.
Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has been a
bit of a guilty pleasure for the past few weeks. Eight episodes of this joyful, pint size
Japanese lady (and her equally lovely translator) entering people’s home and
teaching how to declutter their living spaces which ultimately help them to
declutter their lives has been thought provoking at least.
Yesterday I posted (with the help of Friends of the Earth) 6 ways that I am working towards a plastic-free Christmas. Here are another 6 ways based on their suggestions. Even if we all just do a little, it is a little more than we were doing before.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth for pointing out this fabulous article as well.
My plastic free struggle.
I wouldn’t call myself an eco warrior, by any means, but I do like to ’do my bit’ for the environment. Long before Blue Planet, I have been aware of the damage plastics have been doing and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. But I guess like for many others, the Blue Planet and the news that we only have a small windowto save what we have left of the earth’s resources has focused the mind somewhat in recent weeks.
One of my Facebook friends recently asked me about twitter. She was unfamiliar with it and knew that I was a regular tweeter. Trouble is, my relationship with twitter has become quite complex.
I still love it, I have several twitter accounts, a couple of personal, a couple of theatre, and I manage accounts for every client that I have. One would say that I am fairly au fait with using twitter. However, it is never straightforward. I use different accounts for different purposes.