Lock down journal - 2020

Week 7 – lock down in 1314 words!

It’s been almost 2 months since we entered lock down here in the NE coast of Scotland.  The time has just flown by—no doubt helped by the fact that the weather’s been sunny and warm for the most part and we’ve been able to spend a lot of time outdoors in the garden.

This week however, the weather changed dramatically!  We had a drop in temperature over Saturday evening followed by snow flurries throughout the day on Sunday.  Tuesday seen a mixture of dry and wet spells with a really cold easterly wind; and the weather forecasters predict it will be -1°C in our area with more snow flurries for the rest of this week…. Brrrrr!  

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Lock down journal - 2020

Week 6 – lock down in 1009 words!

We’re currently at the end of week 6 re: lock down here on the NE coast of Scotland and just like last week, we are endeavouring to keep things as normal as possible.


At the start of the week, I went to the supermarket and bought the usual essentials…. fresh chicken, meat, bread, milk, margarine, cheese, flour, eggs, pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables, toiletries, etc.  After loading the car, I headed straight back home; I’d normally visit a few other shops whilst in town ‘under normal circumstances’, but these are not normal circumstances at the moment. 

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Lock down journal - 2020

Week 5 – lock down in 850 words!

We are currently at the end of week 5 re: lock down here in the NE of Scotland, and at home we are trying to keep things as ‘normal’ as possible given the circumstances.  Constantly washing our hands; shopping every 3 weeks to cut down on contact and travelling; plus disinfecting shopping before storing it away in cupboards and the fridge is not something I imagined myself doing at the start of the year…. in fact I’d have dismissed such as downright absurd!

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