22 Mar

How are we? Things pootling along okay? I am sort of slightly unanchored, with the days getting longer I cannot feel what time of day it is, I have no idea what day of the week it is and I am not altogether sure which month it is, especially in relation to things/events I need to remember. It’s all gone a bit groundhog. Even my three day week method has collapsed as I think it’s today when it’s actually tomorrow.

We are approaching the anniversary of the first lockdown here in the U.K. Oddly for me it wasn’t that much of a change, I can’t leave the house and there’s nowhere I want/need to go to anyway. Once I grasped the book-early book-often with the groceries, that sorted that.

Where it all impacted me was people visiting me. A work colleague (hello Joss) would visit and we’d chatter, laugh, rant, ponder and generally muse over the oddities of life and I have really missed those hours of escape. BFF had to reorganise her visits, although we were able to get together but were isolating except for food. Neph would bring my bread, ably assisted by mini-me and we’d have a brief catch-up. Then there was my bi-monthly pedicure, I really miss that. A hour of scrubbing, pampering and natter which resulted in tidy toes, shiny nails and a general happy inner well being. Plus Neph’s better half would come to harvest my hair and we could catch up on happenings at the same time.

Generally it feels like we have forgotten the seriousness and ominousness of how things were back early last year. It’s amazing the power of the unknown has, where as now, it feels like the atmosphere is a mix of weariness at the restrictions and lack of faith/trust in the information.

As we begin the steady slow progress of coming out of lockdown, I do wonder how the general populous will behave. Will it be the manic, crazy, rush akin to the Harrods January sales of old or will it be the tentative, cautious, creeping animal rehomed after rescue.


Posted by on March 22, 2021 in General, In The News, Life


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4 responses to “CoVidVersary

  1. jocelyn

    March 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Hello right back atcha!

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  2. menhir1

    March 22, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I can sincerely say that I am in your confusions club. I believe we are anything but an exclusive club, sorry to say. I wonder how long it will take to revive our senses of place and time. Weariness at our enforced hibernation with its lack of social contact is the apt adjective.

    By recent standards, Harrods sales were orderly. What might evolve could be a half way house to Harrods and the frenzy to Primark. Perhaps some people will even bump into Curry’s en route!

    It’s sad about your bi-monthly pedicure and the drop-in contacts. I thought people living alone and housebound as you are, could be part of someone’s bubble. (I get confused with what’s mandated for the four independent nations. Perhaps this relates to Scotland).

    Last time lock down was nearly lifted here as a tier 2 area, the population was cautious about getting out and about and the local businesses were equally as careful, with shorter working days. The two actions fed into one another for the best part of a month or so. So, let’s see what happens this time.


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    • AnneMarie

      March 22, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      I got confused too, plus with a healthy dollop of “best not, just in case” type caution, hibernation became the norm. I haven’t contacted the mobile beautician yet in case she has been forced to cease her trade. Fingers crossed we will have some normal normality by September. Til then I have BFF’s visit in June.


  3. snowbird

    March 24, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    I’m with you on not knowing what day or month it is. If it wasn’t for Littl’urchin coming round I wouldn’t have a clue. Oh, I can imagine how much you miss your visitors, hopefully when you’ve had both jabs that will change. I’ll be creeping out of hibernation but I suspect the younger, invincible folk will go

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