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?
Somewhat inevitable but still disappointing.Taking part in social groups and events.More in the garden than usual including catching up with numerous outstanding jobs.Not made a big difference as for some due to being retired, would rather not have to remember to keep 2 metres distance when talking to someone and nearly sanitized out!Go out for a meal with friends without worrying about Covid-19.It makes you realise how lucky we are to live where we do!
A mixture of foreboding (this is really happening) and relief (hoping those who'd previously not cared would now take it seriously).During the time we were not meant to make non-essential journeys, I missed being able to go to the beach. I did walk there one day, but didn't have time to do that every day.I had to continue working full time, and we were not set up to work from home until May, so being in an office with lots of people was stressful. Now I work from home some of the time and there are fewer people in the office each day. I joined the local volunteer group, so I did some shopping and collected prescriptions for locals who could not go out. I also did some shopping and errands for my Mum when she couldn't get an online supermarket delivery slot. Finally, I have decorated my Mum's new house (once I was able to buy the paint!).Lockdown has been a mixture for me. Difficult because of the timing (in the middle of helping my Mum move house), but much easier than it would have been if I hadn't lived in a friendly street. I could get used to going to fewer places, but the practical inconveniences (e.g. national shortage of lavatory paper) were difficult at first.  It is difficult to predict times when shops will be busy, whereas before, it was easy t avoid busy times. It goes without saying that my own difficulties are nothing compared to those who have lost loved ones or staff on the front line.Relax.It has brought out the best in a lot of people and extreme selfishness in others. It has allowed complete strangers to speak to each other when they might not have done before, and has given people the meansand the confidence to get involved in their communities.