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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After 3 weeks of Lockdown

Hello fellow isolators!

It is a couple of weeks since I have been in touch, how are you all doing? I hope that you and you dear ones are all well. It is great to see the curve flatten but I am sure you agree that albeit inconvenient we must continue to keep our distance.

How was your Easter weekend? Did you do anything special to make it seem a little different to the rest of the week. We had lovely roast lamb and of course chocolate in the house after seven weeks of Lent 😊

I expect many of you are trying to juggle working form home and children, and others are so bored that the days are all merging into one. What are you doing to pass the time? Any tips?

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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?????