I was contemplating last night.
Not that much will be changing around ours during the lock down period. I don’t have kids so there is no home schooling or need to entertain [ accept myself] . I’ll not be going to my part time job and I will miss that routine. It will just be me , him, the fur babies and these 4 walls for the foreseeable. I’ve lost my freedom, for a few weeks / months and the annual ladies weekend away this year to Lisbon. I’m gutted but I don’t think it is that big a sacrifice for what we could all potentially lose . I can’t see my dad [ or my friends ] – but I will ring him everyday. I would try to get him on the Zoom App but fear he would boil over ! Technology is not his strong point.
I have Zoom dates scheduled with my friends. They can’t hear me due to my defective phone . I write notes like in the film ‘Love Actually’ and smile alot. It’s just nice to see their little faces
As you know the blogging scene up here is fairly non-existence in terms of events anyway … unlike London were I guess it’ll make a big difference to people’s every day life . I did note that Marks and Spencer’s held a virtual / on line presentation of their recent collection in light of the current climate. Going forward in terms of inclusivity it might be something they offer us ‘ up north’ ? Just thinking out loud
I try to remain positive and concentrate on what I have rather than what I don’t have . Embrace these .
I can still walk Mollie [at the moment] so I will still get my daily fix of fresh air and nature. I’m Lucky that I live within walking distance of a few beautiful places … which if you’ve been around here a while I will have no doubt bored you with at some point .
I have fresh coffee, bubble baths , good books and box sets. Music and daft dancing .I have time. I am alive but life as I know it is currently on stop.
I fully acknowledge that the next few weeks for a lot of people is going to be absolutely bloody horrendous. All key workers from cleaners and shelf-stackers through to teachers, doctors & nurses; anybody that assists in keeping the country running ; I applaud you . You are doing an amazing job and I need you to know that it is appreciated. I appreciate everything you do.
To the families who have lost relatives and who we rarely mention I am so very sorry for your loss . I hate that we say the death rate ‘is only’ this, ‘only that’ at the moment. It’s not ‘only anything’ … it’s someone’s mum, dad , sister , brother or friend. May they rest in peace.
Lastly I believe the world moves in mysterious ways because I am the person who searches for answers when maybe there aren’t any… but maybe this is nature’s way of telling us to ‘stop’ and smell the roses
Stop polluting it … and stop polluting ourselves .It is forcing us to take a moment. To reflect. Taking us back to basics. It’s replenishing.
I have a feeling the world we return to is going to be vastly different to the one we left behind. A much kinder , understanding, less materialistic place.
I hope so anyway … surely there has to be some silver lining x