Halfway through the first month of the year and life in lockdown continues. With no end date for the national lockdown insight, this will continue to be our new normal for some time yet. In many ways, it is a life we have grown used to since this all took hold last year. It feels normal to ensure we have masks with us at all times and that additional hand washing is added to the routine.
Well, here we are again back in a national lockdown, time for life in lockdown 3.0. Whilst different parts of the UK lived with the changing of different tiers I don’t think many were prepared for the possibility and reality of another national lockdown. Sadly the tier restrictions haven’t helped the spread of the virus so we are once again asked to stay home, stay safe and protect the NHS.
That’s it, the festive season is over for another year. Christmas presents have been opened and explored. I’ve celebrated my 28th birthday (again) and the New Year bells have chimed. A quieter Christmas and New Year than usual – but I think we can all agree that there was nothing normal about 2020.
As we start to wave a fond farewell to another festive season. Looking forward to what the New Year has in store for us, I thought it would be lovely to share our life in lockdown Christmas, The highs, the lows, the fails and the successes.
Less than a week to go until Christmas Day and if I’m honest I’m not really feeling it. The presents have been bought and wrapped, Christmas cards written and sent but I’m just not feeling the usual festive buzz. I’m not sure if it is life in lockdown or a side effect of not having done anything festive with the children this year.
Christmas preparations have been in full swing this week. Ensuring that the last of the gifts have been ordered or are ready to be purchased when I head to the supermarket next week. With everything wrapped up and the final Christmas cards are written. It’s as though I’ve finally realised that despite life in lockdown Christmas is just around the corner and I needed to pull my finger out.
Life in lockdown this week has seen us say a fond, festive hello to December. As as the lockdown 2.0 restrictions easing, depending on where you are in the country.
The past week life in lockdown has felt like a long one, the days never-ending and far too much whizzing through my mind. Certainly, one that I’m thankful to bid farewell to and hope that the feeling of failure I’ve held on to all week subsides much sooner than I expect it will.
Hands up, who stole at least two days of my week? I can’t believe how quickly this life in lockdown week has flown by. Although I have been quite productive this week, there are still things outstanding on my to-do list which is frustrating me.
Truth be told we have been living in somewhat of a bubble since life in lockdown began. Even before that really when news of COVID-19 started to infiltrate all the media outlets.