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Life in lockdown 3
not just at home
Goldsithney . St Hilary . Rosudgeon
Quite a feeling of déjà vu.
We have closed again as a member of staff has tested Covid positive. In line with government guidelines because we have had contact with someone who has tested positive we must self-isolate for 10 days. I know some people have gone and got a test and then carried on as normal if theirs was negative but that's not how it should work
I know I could do with a couple of days off, but shutting the shop wasn't what I had in mind and we can't go anywhere
Not that I've been anywhere lately anyway. As I treat I have done the cash and carry run on an odd occasion but other than that I've hardly left the premises since last March.
Looking out the window on the outside world as I watch people walking by it's as if it's just a normal day.
How we all long to be able to meet up with friends and not have to plan a trip to the shops in regimental style
Stay safe, keep looking out for those silver linings and I look forward to seeing you all on the other side
Joanne, Godsithney Store
Lockdown 3 has brought more time spent on a computer than ever before. Teaching online has been a steep learning curve for everyone involved but it has been wonderful to have the chance to see each other every day, share our news and continue learning together when our classroom has otherwise been empty. Pets have joined us each morning including guinea pigs, cats, dogs, stick insects, peacocks and even a sour dough starter! We all say each day how much we are looking forward to getting back to school as normal.
After 7 hours and 90 jabs I blessed the God of Tea and the lady who brought homemade brownies. More jabs next week and onwards into the summer. I quite like the freedom of scrubs but the face covering steams up my specs.
Lindsay, Lafafa Catering
Counting the birds on my feeders for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch Sunday 31st January 2021. My favourite family of long tailed tits came- taking no notice of social distancing and simply flying off together after their free lunch. Lucky things!
Counting down the days to the unknown; we’ve all got our personal agendas on what we’d like to do or go, eagerly awaiting the day we get our time to spend it how we wish.
We often say, “ We’ve done that, we’ve done this, we’ve been there!” Abiding by the government’s restrictions.
This lockdown has been by far the toughest, with homeschooling, a baby to look after and the daily household keeping. At times we have all snapped at each other but we do reflect and think about others who are worse off than us.
What keeps us going is the planning ahead, the thoughts of Spring and the light at the end of the tunnel.
Louise, Nick, Jessica, Cohen & Hali
Emily, Seb, Kitty, Kia, Seagame, Amana, Zion & Pirate
It has been a struggle for a lot of people this time round but knowing I am going to make a difference makes it worthwhile. The masks make my glasses steam up which is a nuisance and they can make it hard to communicate with people who rely on your facial expressions to understand. But hopefully the
end is in sight
After Christmas I hit a low point – feeling my work plans had been ruined by the virus situation. I felt stuck.
Along with many others, I decided to turn to the cold water – and was surprised to find just how much it has helped me through.
I now have a serious addiction, which I hope will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I am disappointed – now both of my owners are getting into the water. I am not sure about it, but oversee with diligence and care.
I’ve always swum in the sea every day. It is my sanctuary and never fails to make me feel better, whatever the weather, whatever the temperature. It has been a real help to me during these times and I feel so fortunate to be able to walk to places of such beauty. I’m glad Adam is now getting the benefit of the cold water too, not sure poor Tom approves though.
Duncan, Marine Discovery
© Annie Bungeroth 2021