So today we start the first full week of Coronavirus lockdown. I usually work at home on a Monday and Tuesday anyway, but this feels different. I still can’t quite believe the magnitude of this virus. Dr Jenny Harries, (the excellent deputy chief medical officer), says that it could be six months before life in the UK returns to normal, a timescale which is hard to imagine.
I’m fortunate. I’m here with my fiancé and my children. We live near some lovely outdoor spaces and we have a garden, albeit small and unfinished. (And by unfinished I mean not actually started). My heart goes out to those who aren’t with their loved ones, and those who are alone with young children and no garden. But I cannot begin imagine what it must be like for those completely on their own, I’m just glad it’s not winter. It’s so important we phone, FaceTime, message or even write to those on their own. It could be a lifeline and their only contact with another human. We should pay just as much attention to emotional and mental wellbeing as we do the physical, which brings me nicely onto my sweatshirt.
I’m wearing my “Working from Home” sweatshirt from Pickle London. They kindly sent me one of their famous “Happy” sweatshirts almost two years ago. I liked it so much that I bought two more designs, including this one. Pickle London is run by friends Alison and Frances. They make uplifting, fun casual clothes, which are ethically produced. A proportion of sales goes to Mind Charity which seems more relevant than ever. They have some super leggings as well as hoodies and tees, so if you need some more staying-at-home clothes, take a look. I have some of their star leggings which I’ll wear later in the week.
I hope you are all having a good day. I did some admin and I touched up some paintwork around the house which had somehow become spilled upon. We had our daily walk too, this time around Skipton Woods which is where we took these photos. Despite having been around the woods countless times, it was the first time we saw this lovely Kingfisher bench. (Of course, we wouldn’t have stopped to take photos had that particular part of the woods not been deserted. We wholly respect and adhere to all of the social distancing guidelines).
This made me smile…
We saw this sign in a shop window on our way which made us smile.
Working from Home sweatshirt: Pickle London, current
Lift, Slim and Shape Jeans: Next 2019, (still current)
If you’ve missed the first six days of my lockdown diaries, you can start from day one here.
See me wearing the Pickle London “Happy” sweatshirt in this personal post.
I love your sweatshirt, is certainly is apt for the time being. That kingfisher bench is absolutely stunning! How fortunate that you live somewhere so lovely, Lizzy. We’re lucky too…. we’re on the edge of the Monchique mountains (more like hills lol) so we can walk out and about whenever we need to.
It’s the perfect sweatshirt isn’t it! And how lovely for you. it’s so important to get out into the fresh air isn’t it xxxx
I recognise the bench! Love the Sculptures in the little woodland there. X
It’s such a gorgeous bench isn’t it. We’re so lucky to have the woods on our doorstep. It makes it easy to get plenty of fresh air while maintaining social distance. Hope you and your family are all ok xxx
Doing fine so far thank you. Been a quiet day , finished a book, popped to Boots , walked the dog and made a crumble. 🙂
It sounds perfect xxx
You have a lovely place to walk! And your sweatshirt is perfect! I hear you about those who live on their own. My mother is one of them. I call her everyday, and we’ve been making a point of seeing her once a week while maintaining the social distancing. I miss hugging her.
Hi Michelle. yes, I miss hugs too. It’s my mum’s 70th birthday next week and I won’t be able to hug her then. She has my dad though so I know she’s not lonely. It’s lovely that you manage to call your mum every day. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Lots of love, stay safe xxx