Good to see a post from Beckie who has been absent for a while and missed by many of us.
She’s thrown in some questions and I love to answer so here we go:
- In recent months, what is the one thing you miss doing since Covid-19 introduced itself to our world?
Although I didn’t have a busy social life, it was nice to feel ‘free’ to go for a walk to the cafe, get in the car and go for a drive, or plays darts once a week. Losing this freedom to come and go as we pleased makes us realise how lucky we are.
- Have you become more creative, or have you been dulled down since this has taken place?
I’ve been experimenting with my cards, in the kitchen and read my first book for over two years!
- Has your food consumption increased, or has your sleeping pattern been altered during this time period?
The food consumption hasn’t actually increased, but the diet has changed. Saying that, I have maintained my target weight since August. As for sleeping, I’m a light sleeper and with Maggie being poorly and now having to go out in the early hours, I can’t remember the last time I had a full night’s sleep.
- Have you done telehealth calls between you and your doctors, and/or therapists? Has it been helpful, or has it hindered your wellbeing?
No. Hubby has had a nurse come to the house for blood tests to check his INR. Routine diabetes checks have been temporarily suspended (mine is due now) and my annual mammogram is due in September. I have contacted the clinic and they too are suspended, but hoped to be reinstated in the next couple of months.
- Describe what is happening in your neck of the woods due to restrictions, and/or laws being set in place? Does this make you feel safer, or does it make you question the whole situation more so?
We live in a holiday resort area and with everything closed, local businesses are badly affected, many of which may not recover. However, visitors are coming to our town anyway and more or less ignoring social distancing as they grudgingly queue in line to access our supermarket and strip the shelves. There are police cars on patrol and local picnic areas have been closed off.
Residents are being sensible and accept the current situation, even though it goes against the grain sometimes. For ourselves, we mask and glove up when we shop or go to another town, give people space on our walks as our friends do us, but in all honesty we feel safest by avoiding everyone and being left alone. The idea of restrictions being relaxed makes us extremely anxious as we see the town being inundated with tourists bringing in heaven knows what.