Jacqui works in theatre and event production and her partner Tulip is a business Analyst currently working for Christies Art. They’re both working from home.
Jacqui:” We love being at home together. We seem to have more time for each other, without all the usual daily pressures. I’ve taken up piano lessons over Zoom which was on my retirement list. And we exercise more – you’d never normally get me on a bike. Oh and baking, I’m probably baking too much!
Working from home is going well. Zoom meetings have taken over our lives, but we seem to be more structured, stopping work at 5pm for our daily bike ride.
Discovering cycling has been a wonderful benefit to all this. Tulip cycled a lot before. I decided to buy a bike the day before lockdown.
A close friend lost her father to Covid-19 last week. It’s hard not being able to give her a hug or support her. I have an elderly aunt in Harlow, who I found after a 7 year search, not previously knowing she existed. I drop home made food round to her doorstep whenever I can. We shop for neighbours, and my brother sometimes drops by with food and stops for a quick chat.
I miss being able to see friends and family, going out for dinner, wandering freely, a night away or a trip to the countryside. I miss our dog who died in February. A nice gastro pub with rooms keeps creeping into my dreams.”