Circumstance : It’s all about the circumstance, how one individual or family is affected by the Corona Virus and subsequent lockdown is often down to small , insignificant life details. So , my son for example, he is loving lockdown, he had a job in a pub , where he just pipped the post to qualify for furlough. He has a home, parents , a garden , a bike & lots of love. My husband is loving it even more, his tough physical job has been put on hold, with 2 hour drive there and back each day , he’s been given furlough now with full pay , he’s literally a new man , he’s tanned, he’s grown a beard, he’s renovating our home with delight! The effect that his job had on him was insidious. Yet there are those in the world who are having real struggles as a direct result. Those who can’t get home , stuck thousands of miles away on another continent, those who’s violent partners are now at home with them 24 hours a day, those who’s jobs have been lost with no income .
Yesterday , as we sat in our garden , enjoying the beautiful gift of the magic of British weather; which is bestowing unusual heat and sunshine since Lockdown began – the first BBQ of the year, supping icy tinto veranos , I seriously thanked life for my blessings. I got in my gorgeous comfortable bed last night and wondered about all those who have it really hard and I can only be grateful for what I have. That’s all I can do , there’s no point feeling guilty, I just have to love life and respect it’s cards.