Dr Tanya over at Salted Caramel is our hostess for the 5 Things series. You can join in here
Last Tuesday we did a post on your five most common emotions during the pandemic. Going through all your responses, the balance was predominantly negative – sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness and many similar ones. Yet we have come through the last 14 to 18 months somehow.
This week I ask you to list the ways you kept those pandemic blues at bay.
Despite losing Maggie, we have tried to continue our daily walks throughout. In the beginning it was difficult trying to avoid visitors who didn’t care, but we kept our options open in respect of our routes, always able to have an exit should there be too many people in our path.
We changed the way and time we shopped, doing everything to a list and getting in and out of the shop as fast as possible. We still do, and are actually saving money!
I made over 200 cards last year, and gave several away as gifts for Christmas. I’ve made a lot this year too, and still find it relaxing and rewarding when an idea comes together. Here are a few of my favourites:
I’ve always been a keen letter writer, and a lot of the cards I make have been what I call ‘Hello’ cards. Every month, I write to our friends made on and off the water when we were on the boat.
Having treated myself to a new camera for my 65th birthday, I have been taking more photos of the ducks and geese in the park and our roses, which have been stunning this year.