A New Reality – Lockdown Wk1 Days 6 & 7

With home now being where we work, rest and play we've found it important to create a break between the working week and the weekend so that all the days don't just merge into each other and create some kind of alternate Groundhog Day. So on Friday, work was shut down, the doors to the 'offices' were closed and we settled into our weekend routine. On Saturday I would normally go for a long bike ride and at this point in my training, most likely would have been riding for most of the weekend, and through the night. But, this is not a normal Saturday.......

A New Reality – Lockdown Wk1 Day 5

Today was much like yesterday, but without a cream team, or a round of applause for the NHS.  However, the health workers and support staff were reporting back today just how touched they were that their sacrifices were so appreciated by the population as a whole.  Even royalty and the PM & Chancellor joined in with the applause.
The NHS will certainly be earning our praise over the next few weeks, as the death toll from this indiscriminate virus rises daily, and it seems inevitable that we will be practicing social distancing in one form or another for considerably longer than the initial 3 weeks set in place.

A New Reality – Lockdown Wk1 Day 4

Myself and the Hubster have been working from home together now for just over a week, although until Monday we were still able to get out and about for our own sanity.
The Hubster has my office in the loft, and we have set me up a second office in one of our spare bedrooms. I have put a throw over my daughters 'open' wardrobe, so despite a bed, it looks marginally less like a bedroom - important since it's likely to be a fairly long term arrangement.

But what is our day looking like now that we are observing the mandatory lockdown?.....

A New Reality – Lockdown Wk 1 Day 3

Since this is a cycling blog, after yesterday' distractions in watching how my local community were keeping themselves entertained during the lockdown, I am returning to the subject of exercise with a focus on cycling in particular....
The Government has decided that during this lockdown, they still want the country to be able to get some exercise outside - hurrah!. But, we are restricted in how we can do this.....
But what does this mean in practice?

A New Reality – Lockdown Wk1 Day 2

As the country starts to get to grips with the first full day of lockdown, people are coming to terms with this new way of living in their own way......
But even better than all the community sharing is the fact that people are just trying to cheer each other up. They've stopped moaning about loo roll hoarders and started putting their children's rainbow pictures in their windows

A New Reality – Lockdown. Wk1, Day 1

Well that’s that then, lockdown! If was never really a question of IF it would happen, but more a case of WHEN and how extensive. Clearly all the warnings last week about social distancing, and how it meant 6ft or 2 metres apart, had little impact. With a sunny weekend, Mother's Day, the Government telling us it was ok to exercise, and all leisure activities, cafes, bars & restaurants closed, it was a balls up waiting to happen. But boy did we fuck it up!

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