As we go into three more weeks of lockdown marlborough.news invites readers to write in with personal accounts of their experiences during the current crisis. In years to come it will be fascinating to look back at what it was like to live in these times. Like many of you, I spend a lot of time communicating via WhatsApp, email, Facebook etc. Here are some of the messages I’ve received under lockdown which I think may reflect many of our shared interests and may give you some ideas for writing your personal reflections.
I cooked a roast and shared with our elderly neighbour who is alone. We’ve taken a fence panel down so we can have a daily chat and we sit several metres apart. At least it means she sees a friendly face and I get to talk to someone else too.
The highlight of our neighbour’s week is being told he has a Sainsbury’s delivery slot. Another neighbour sent me a photo of a can of baked beans. Oh the little things that cause so much pleasure now.
The Thursday night clapping has really brought us together and is the highlight of the week!
Swapped bakes with the neighbour – chunk of date and ginger loaf for some ginger oatmeal biscuits.
Kids have turned into huge slugs. They leave a trail of slime wherever they have been in the form of used dishes, over flowing bins, clothes on floor, bathroom gross. They get up anytime between noon and 2 pm!
Beth was up early and did an Instagram challenge from friends – a 5 km jog/run raising money for NHS.
Anna has been in bed nearly all day. She is going to end up with bed sores.
Kids received an email from school saying they have to go online and register between 9 and 9.30 am on Monday. So Jack is already working on an automatic email which will register him!
Our garden is weed free for the first time in years.
Recycling centre shut! Spending pretty much all day in the garden, chopping dead trees into very small pieces to await green collection. Bin full, black bags stacked in shed.
I lost my glasses in the pond and it took me an hour to find them !
Saw 8 buzzards circling over the garden – ominous.
Today I have been sowing seeds: runner beans, cabbage, butternut squash, sunflowers and courgettes.
Strong wind blew grow-house over. All pots fell over and emptied out on the ground. Now I’ve scraped the soil back into the pots. Now everything is mixed up. I don’t know which pots have seeds in them or what they are!
We’re trying to alternate yoga and walks. We do this online yoga with a gorgeous Texan.
I’m doing Pilates twice a week on Zoom.
Tried 15 minutes with Joe Wilkes – nearly finished me off!
Very economical. Doesn’t use much (any?) petrol.
Clean. First time in years…..
Dan has buzz cut his head – all the young lads on Instagram are doing it so he wanted to be cool too. But his young lad days are long gone!
Chris hasn’t shaved for a week.
I got bored and shaved off my beard. And we just tried to cut Andy’s long curly hair but I’m not sure it was very successful.
Where can I get hairdressing scissors? I ordered some online only to find out they’re not going to deliver for over 3 weeks!
I’ve ordered some dog hair clippers – poor thing can’t see through his fringe at the moment.
What’s the best ‘do it yourself’ hair dye or root tint to use?
Loads of massive tangled shop queues all spread out and slow moving but everyone very good humoured and patient.
Where can I buy some flour?
The butchers sell eggs.
Post Office shut indefinitely. Have just spent ages online ordering stamps for Australia, Europe and the UK.
We had a delivery of farm meat today. What excitement in the house. It was like Christmas.
We have just taken delivery of a pallet of wine – hurrah!