Cantley and District

What was your reaction when lockdown was announced?What have you missed most, apart from family & friends?What have you been doing? Have you learnt something new or unusual?Has lockdown been difficult or easy, could you get used to this way of life?What is the first thing you will do/like when life is back to normal?Anything else you'd like to say about your lockdown experience?
Inevitable! Followed by planning for the unknown.Living on my own: all social activities, leaving no structure to my week.Gardening and walking for outdoor exercise. I made a list of jobs to motivate me but after 6 weeks was left with the ones I was not keen to do; threw the list away!Not a life I would advocate! You begin to feel distanced from all routines and social interaction, so easing of restrictions was welcome, now more regulations again is daunting.Spontaniety in what I do - meals with friends without counting numbers round the table and giving someone a hug!In spite of my age (84) I am fit and well so was able to remain active. In the early days I drove the car 20 - 30 miles a week to keep the battery going!
The unknown was slightly worrying however I didn't think it would last for many weeks. So long as I could get basics from shops I thought I'd be ok but miss my family.I've missed my one to one Pilates sessions and my time with my personal trainer.I've caught up with TV and read magazines. I've sorted drawers, cupboards etc that I never had time for. I've also been sending emails to WI members.I've been ok in lockdown. Quite enjoyed the slow pace of life.Get back to exercise. On my own it's been pretty boring.Having MS and relying on help to go out I have felt that others are now experiencing a little my different lifestyle, although mine has been even more difficult since March. I liked the change in nature and the litter free roads when everyone stayed home.