Lockdown Diary Week 3!
I think we’re well in the groove of it now, that’s not to say we wouldn’t wish it over sooner because it’s rubbish not being able to see our friends and family but we are trying very hard to make the best of it and, dare I say it, enjoying our time together as the sun has been shining and actually, we do all rather like each other so it’s not particularly a hardship spending time with those we love. It IS a hardship missing others we love but we know we are doing the right thing and while we could mope and feel sad I do think that would be non productive to a happy and healthy mind.
It’s been suggested on social media that we shouldn’t be enjoying ourselves and those of us who post positively are not being fair but I’m afraid that’s how we are coping so balls to anyone who wants to tell us off. We WILL make the best of this mainly for the children and I won’t be told off for doing so! So there!
This week started with a bit of a hiccup as Raffie somehow picked up a sickness bug (how when we haven’t been out?) but soon got over it less than 24 hours later thankfully. I wonder if it was teeth? I have also been having a bad bout of sinusitis but have been dosing myself up and absolutely able to cope so I can’t moan. A LOT of television has been watched (who cares?!) and we have been chatting with our family and pals over the Zoom and House Party apps which has been lovely.
In the run up to Easter it’s been more arts and crafts and painting in the garden. More building projects and music projects in the pipeline with Daddy and then easter weekend we did manage to source some lamb for a roast as well as find that the Easter Bunny who is, according to the NZ Prime Minister, a key worker, did anage to deliver to us so we feel super lucky!
Our own PM has been terribly poorly with the virus and we have kept him in our thoughts along with all the others at this most terrible time. This isn’t about politics and I have felt saddened to read other left wingers, people I usually find like mindedness with, not able to say nice things or wish him well because they don’t agree with his policies and the way he’s run things. I think we have to remember this is a man, a father, a son, a loved person. A person who is human. We don’t have to agree with everyone, we do have to try and be kind though. I don’t think he and I would see eye to eye on many political levels but I think he could still be a lovely guy and whether he is or not, he’s not a truly bad one. I’ve lots of friends who don’t believe in the same politics as me, I love them. I don’t make deals on friendship based on personal beliefs of politics. Life is multicoloured and I embrace difference. I think Boris has done a fine job so far and hope he’s back to his best as soon as possible!
It wasn’t what we would have had in an ideal world but it was pretty lovely Easter made all the better for a video chat with my Mum!