“How do we feel? Stressed sometimes, but mostly we are grateful for what we have. Despite missing family, we are managing to stay cheerful and are getting creative with themed activities.
At times we feel reflective and optimistic.
I’m a local teacher and my husband is a black cab driver. As head of year 7, I spend my day making welfare calls. David was furloughed so has made the most of the good weather and time with Rocky. He’s built him a playhouse in the garden, which he wouldn’t usually have time to do.
Early on we set up a neighbourhood group to help each other out, and we all had a VE Day party in our road. As we live near a big block of flats the clapping and waving was immense! We also set up a lockdown themed cafe and restaurant for our neighbours.
We miss everyday things like hugging family, wild swimming, school and travel. We miss being masters of our own destiny. However, we have enjoyed spending long days together, discovering new walks in our beautiful local area. Making iPhone videos has been a fun distraction, oh and we’ve made our own dandelion honey!”