I haven’t much to say this week to write about. I’m in lockdown so there’s not much going on in my life that’s worth putting pen to paper, so to speak.
Weekly Prompt Challenge
So I’ve decided to join in with the excellent ‘weekly prompt challenge‘ set by Sue W and her partner GC. This weeks prompt is ‘Suggestion Box.’ My first piece of advice for the suggestion box is don’t put a glass demi-john on your head, especially when it’s half-filled with water! You will probably drown, but if you don’t you will definitely suffocate. As you can see from the main picture, I tried it and it didn’t end well.
A Little Humour
As always, I try to make my blog posts a little humourous as it helps me get through difficult times and hopefully gives you a giggle. I’m in Wales and we have just finished day one of a seventeen-day lockdown. I’ve never been particularly good at taking orders from anyone, but I believe this has to be done and I hope it helps bring us closer to the end of this awful pandemic. At the end of the day, if you want Covid to go away, we must all follow the advice given.
Do Anything You Want
On a lighter note, I have to admit I’ve been quite enjoying these involuntary moments of self-isolation. It’s given me the opportunity to do almost anything I want. DIY, playing the guitar, drawing, reading, blogging, photoshopping and dare I say it, driving a train on X-Box! So here’s another suggestion, make the most of the time and use it to do something you really enjoy. Read that book you’ve had on the shelf for a couple of years, make a meal, decorate the bedroom or at least make a plan to do it. Anything to keep you busy and your mind active.
Another suggestion for those who have a computer and most bloggers, if not all, must have access to a PC, phone or tablet, then Facetime or Zoom is a real boon. (Ooh, I’m becoming a poet), it costs nothing to video call your family and friends and it’s the next best thing to seeing them in the flesh. We may be apart, some of us are miles away and yet others are only yards, however, the circumstances are the same, we cannot meet up.
Write A Letter
How many of us have written a letter in recent times? We may have sent emails or text messages, but a real, handwritten letter full of positivity to a friend, relative or close family member, it can be very cathartic. Keep it positive and even funny if you wish. Now’s the time to do it and with many online retailers operating normally during the lockdown, order some flowers or a box of chocolates to go with the letter. Trust me, you’ll feel good and the recipient will feel even better.
Last But Not Least
My final suggestion is to avoid as much of the news on television and radio that you can. Certainly, keep well away from the conspiracy theorists on social media. They will drain your soul. I know it’s an extremely worrying time for a lot of people. Some will have lost loved ones and close friends, others will be suffering from anxiety and depression. I truly believe though, that the sooner we all do our bit, wear our masks, wash our hands and follow the rules, the sooner we will be able to beat this virus and get back to as near a normal life as possible. Stay safe and stay happy.