After the initial sheer terror at the thought of Covid 19 (to include anxiety at a level I never experienced before) and the initial hellish fight to get slots for the delivery of groceries, I liked how much life slowed down, despite working from home the whole way through when many others in the UK were ‘furloughed’.
I started to feed the birds in my garden every morning which certainly made the first cup of coffee have a smile. It still does. I discovered adult ‘painting by numbers’ to which I’ve now become addicted. It takes a long time and certainly has stopped me drinking so much wine! A total win win
And given most of the UK was out walking in the countryside given the ‘furlough issues’ when they never did so previously, I discovered the beauty in virtually dawn walks with my dog to avoid them all. Seeing bluebell carpeted woods as the sun came up will stay with me always. Plus that it’s OK to spend pretty much months (other than these dawn walks) in the same private field daily throwing a ball for him, which is what we did initially given it was too damn scary to meet anyone at all.
We did however get to go on holiday in October to a converted windmill on the side of a river in the Norfolk Broads where you had to park your car a quarter of a mile away as there was no road leading to it. So we spent a week pottering about on a little boat just exploring the rivers and lakes (Broads). It was divine frankly. And the supermarket delivery man found us there too, thankfully.
I’m of the view presently that we’re just entering into the darkest hour before dawn with Covid 19 presently as this new far more infectious variant takes off in a daring race with the vaccine. So I intend to keep doing all these things until I receive that jab in my arm. And then we’ll see what’s what. I think the thing I’ve missed most is a meal cooked by someone else and cleaned up after by someone else. We haven’t even had a takeaway (bar once in Norfolk) since March. But that’s ensured we’ve eaten better and more healthily too, except for the wine consumption.