Watton Evening

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?
Not surprised - mainly supportive.Larger social gatherings, theatre, holidays.More reading. Learning Zoom. Work on the garden and home.Not difficult but not easy - just not an enjoyable way of life. Would not get used to it.Rebook holidays. Visit friends. Go to theatre.Feelings of frustration at the behaviour of some people - not anger.
I must admit I was quite stunned and quite nervous too about the Lockdown, given the number of people that were contracting the virus and the deaths that were being reported, I am surprised it didn't happen earlier!Well what I've missed most, apart from the hugs and kisses from friends and family, I suppose for me it has been the restrictions on going out anywhere! By this I mean I was quite used to taking myself off to somewhere new, and being able to enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake in a little cafe, and being able to use the toilet without the performance we have to go through now :-(For me Lockdown turned into a time of relaxation, as silly as it sounds I finished a knitting project which had been ongoing for years, and it taught me cable stitch which I had never done before! I ended up with a nice waistcoat, which turned out well in the end! This interspersed with a number of books from my favourite author, Elly Griffiths, meant that I didn't get much sorting out done but it got me through Lockdown!I wouldn't say Lockdown was easy, but for the short period we were confined I managed! I don't think I could get used to it as a way of life! I do hope there is light at the end of the tunnel soon!Apart from hugging all my friends and relatives, I would just like to go to my favourite cafe and sit with coffee and a piece of cake and enjoy the freedom, of no mask, or social distancing!In a way I feel grateful that I am at the stage in my life where I am retired and I have a pension to keep me going! I feel so sorry for young people everywhere these days! Those that have young families and are struggling to keep their jobs, and those that are just starting out in the world going to University, and finding it so restrictive, when it should be a time for them to spread their wings :-(
This virus has a lot to answer for and the sooner we get the better of it, let's hope it will be a better world for all of us! Hopefully we will have learnt a few lessons along the way too!
Let's hope that time is not too far away!
Lucky I had plenty of open space with a large garden and big house.Going out whenever I feel like it. Lost my mum, we could not have a normal funeral, only 5 attended.Knitting. Doing a lot of walking with my special needs daughter.  Just learnt how to cope with rules.Difficult with a daughter with special needs and not being able to make her understand.
Could get used to this way of life.
Go on a long holiday with my daughter. Go out for a roast dinner.It was hard as I lost my husband 15 months before and my mum in March just before lockdown. Myself and my daughter have walked 2 miles sometimes 3 miles a day, clocking up to date just over 250 miles.
It won't be too bad. It will all be over in three weeks!!!The freedom to move about without worrying about other people being close by.Lots of reading and also knitting for premi babies (bonding squares etc). Enjoying the weather when it was nice.We are both retired and on pensions. Much of the time our lives, day to day, are not very affected.Have the big family and friends party we'd promised ourselves to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday in September.We have been fortunate in not being too affected. It's just me, my husband and our dog. I do know and appreciate that others have hafd a really tough time and I sympathise.
Apprehension.Freedom of movement.Lots of gardening and walking locallyEasy, but I don't want to get used to it.Travel to my family and friends in Yorkshire and stay a few daysI feel as though I have returned to basics which is very nice.