When we first went into lockdown, I felt very overwhelmed not knowing how long it was going to last or how I was going to work from home. We were initially told this was going to be for 12 weeks, which felt like forever back then. I struggled to get into a routine with my work pattern and with life in general. It felt strange working without my colleagues and members around me. I really missed everyone. Talking on Zoom just didn’t feel the same. However work and my volunteering gave me a sense of focus in those early weeks and I really threw myself into it work. This gave me a structure to my days.
Once I got more used to lockdown, I was able to relax and enjoy myself more in my free time. I got into doing crocheting and brought so much wool. I have now filled up every empty drawer in my room. I have only achieved half a scarf so far. I also started baking. I made brownies. Chocolate; White Chocolate; Dark Chocolate; Raspberry; Raspberry and White chocolate brownies! My finance was very encouraging about all of this. Not so much about the wool…
I enjoyed spending time outside in the garden especially in the last few weeks when the weather has been warmer. My photogenic cats kept me company. Since the easing of the lockdown, I have been able to make meals for my mum and my aunt when they come over. We enjoy a little picnic in the garden. My dog who has been keeping my aunt company for the last few months came for a visit. It was a beautiful reunion for us all.
The lockdown has been difficult for me, as I am sure as it has for many. However, there have been lots of things that keep me smiling, for example, people just saying hi or sending pictures. And knowing people are thinking of each other, even though we can’t be together.