I’ve kept a brief diary and have ten things I will always remember I’ve done and seen during the COVID-19 lockdown. What are your top ten things you will remember from lock-down?
- I will remember the day when my daughter and her husband said they both had all the symptoms of COVID-19 and the total relief when they got through it.
- I will remember the local lady who popped a card through our door to say if we needed anything to phone her and she would go and get them for us and our neighbour with a nine-month-old who also offered the same thing.
- I will remember the mostly beautiful weather which seemed to be with us throughout and which would lift our spirits on a daily basis.
- I will remember the amazing people out there who raised money for the NHS in particular Captain Tom Moore, 100 years young, and the huge amount of money he raised.
- I will remember the Facetimes with my friends and family and especially the ones where we could watch our 8-month-old granddaughter doing something new and giggling at our funny faces.
- I will remember mentioning to my other half that I was missing my chocolate and then opening a parcel full of them.
- I will remember the online jigsaws I did which would take my mind off things and thrill me when I had finished a big one.
- I will always remember Thursday evenings at 8pm when we all clapped for everyone who has helped us get through this awful time.
- I will remember the daily walks we did in the countryside hearing beautiful nature sounds, some of which I had never heard before.
- And finally, I will remember cutting my hair by following a YouTube video and enjoying doing the same to my other half.
When I read through this list I can see it has been far from all doom and gloom and if I have learnt anything from the lockdown it is how easily we can all adapt during a crisis. We all realise that health is the most important thing and that everything comes second. I would really love to hear other peoples ten things they will remember from COVID-19, as I’m sure it would lift people’s spirits.