|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?|
|It was inevitable. How to keep fit and active.||Spontaneity.||At the beginning - Joe Wicks PE until it stoppped. Breadmaking for first time in a very long time. Duolingo Spanish. Using Zoom.||It's been ok for us but I could never get used to this way of life.||Go to the theatre, a concert, live performances etc.||Not to take your health and freedoms for granted.|
|Frightened. Worried about not seeing the family.||Hugs.||Making Scrub bags, Scrubs, masks, painting, gardening, patchwork, writing daily journal, cooking. Facebook and Zoom - especially Denman at Home.|
I have also carried on as secretary of City WI, co-editing the WI News, ie sorting pennants - quite time consuming at times, and being in contact with digital team. Received encouragement and support from Louise and Mary D.
|Kept regular contact with my WI committee. Apart from not having visual contact with family and friends, I have quite enjoyed the discipline of only going out once for exercise.||Visit my sister in Essex and daughter in Surrey.||It has made me aware of what I need and I now replace items/food when stocks become low.|
|First one - tolerance|
Second one - resignation!
|Spontaneity of actions day to day.||Microsoft Teams for remote interview panels||Lucky to be retired but even so, feeling trapped/stifled||Book a holiday!||Feel terribly sorry for younger generation, especially workers.|
Very grateful for hard work of President and Committee of City WI -brilliant job in hard circumstances - kept in touch with us; very helpful.
|Nervous, disappointed.||The freedom to do things spontaneously such as popping into a cafe for a coffee and scone, mooching around the shops.||During lockdown I've been seeing neighbours on the balcony for a chat. Learned more about Zoom!||Lockdown has been difficult. We can get used to anything of course but I miss ther freedom of going where I used to go and doing things on the spur of the moment.||To go out for a nice meal with friends.||I felt sorry that I couldn't help the family out, as they were working from home and trying to teach the school-age children while also looking after a toddler.|