Hallo friends, how are you doing? Life has been going on, the same as always. I’m still working from home full time and more or less isolating all of the time. I pop out for walks and to the shop occasionally, but since my part of the world is a hotspot right now, I’m playing it safe. Isolation is for sure getting to me now though. It’s been 7 months! A colleague of mine has a friend who is part of the Oxford vaccine trial currently. They’re told the trial ends in June, so it could be another 7+ months at home yet.
I’m trying to think up increasingly inventive ways to mitigate the isolation. I instigated “Outdoors October” with my work colleagues; we each have to get outside for 20+ minutes per day and send a photo to a WhatsApp group. My attempt at a little mindful moment. My lovely friend Vicki and I have been having Zoom craft sessions, which has also been fun. Many of my efforts at creativity (and productivity) have been thwarted by rather crap chronic illness symptoms and medication side effects (I’ve had a lot of nausea, tummy aches, and exhaustion) but I have a lovely new GP and nurse who are working with me to figure things out.
I have a couple of spoopy/halloween/October blog post ideas, but for now, I’ll share my autumn photo album 🍂 🍁