Today was the first day that Christianna felt well enough to be up and about, after two weeks self isolating, as she and her husband both had Covid-19 symptoms.
“It was absolutely awful, definitely the worst flu that we’ve ever had. My parents live in an annexe in our garden, so they were able to keep away from us, and amazingly it hasn’t affected the children at all. So many things have changed for us overnight due to Corona, all our plans for 2020; building work, travels and studies have all been put on hold, but in the great scheme of things that is really ok, and we’re so grateful to be recovering because we know people who are severely ill.
Last night was the first night that we had dinner with my parents. The children missed them so much and were asking for them daily. My mum works as a carer for the elderly, and her visits are vital to them, so she is continuing to work. She also delivered groceries and meals for us when we were poorly. As for life at home, and home schooling, the children are great, we have our moments but we’re all getting along; juggling work, study, home education, there’s not a particularly strict schedule but that’s fine for us. My husband is now working harder than ever – 14 hour days so we don’t see him much.
I love food and cooking, so much that I’m making food and nutrition my career and it’s really helping home life feel a little more comforting. My little one said that having more of mummy’s cooking is one of the good things about being at home. Food is how I look after my family and right now it’s how I stay connected to the world by sharing my recipes and talking about my favourite subject.
Overall we feel grateful for many things, and are lucky to have an allotment very nearby. The plan is to start planting on Sunday, and eventually we hope to have enough produce to share with people on our road which is a lovely thought.”