Little did we know how our lives were to change following our March 91st birthday meeting five weeks ago. Future meetings and events all cancelled or postponed until further notice. We were advised to stay at home and self isolate. How would we manage?
I am pleased to say that our members are coping very well and proving very resourceful in finding ways to fill these long days. Tasks we’ve been putting off seem suddenly more appealing - finishing that jumper you’ve been knitting, a piece of needlework started before Christmas, tackling those jobs in the garden now that the weather is warmer, discovering new recipes, defrosting the fridge and freezer, decorating... etc but it’s quite nice, just occasionally to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. With virtually no traffic on the roads it’s amazing how much more enjoyable it is listening to the birds and spotting wildlife in the hedges and fields on a daily exercise walk.
We are are of course missing the one thing we enjoy the most and that is human contact. Thanks to modern technology we can still stay in touch with family and friends but nothing can replace a good old hug.
Keeping in touch with our WI family has continued by the Chat Line and I’m pleased that both members and the ‘phone ladies’ are finding lots to talk about and getting to know one another better.
Let’s hope it won’t be too long before we can all meet again but until then please stay safe and well.