During the ‘first lockdown’ we gardened endlessly, created a wildflower patch, cleaned all the kitchen cupboards, took all our books off the bookshelves to be sorted, dusted and replaced/given away, walked many miles, as well as sitting in the garden playing dominoes or scrabble, playing boule, frisbee etc. This lockdown we’ve watched too much television, and walked a bit!
I think a lot of us used the first lockdown as a reason to Spring Clean? It kept me busy and I planned some purchases and decorating for when it was lifted, then we had finer weather to garden or just get outdoors for the sun. Didn’t manage either as so many craftsmen had pre-booked jobs.
In the early days, it was as if we all expected the virus to burn itself out and we’d emerge into the light refreshed and raring to go?
This lockdown - in the darkest days seemed to be a slap in the face for we who had abided by all the rules and regulations?
Most of my friends and I are just fed up with things now. Babies have been conceived, older ones have died, loved ones are facing death and we just seem absolutely bloody useless!!