What’s On Your List?

Author: Naomi Liddell

I want to start this post by saying that I am so very aware that not everyone will have the luxury of time during this governmental lockdown. I have many a friend and family in the NHS or other keyworkers who are already being worked to the bone and can only see more of that ahead of them. We stood on our step tonight (the night before this post was published) and we whooped and clapped and banged pots in the only way we currently know how to say thanks. Truly. Thank you. 
For some of us, we’re being called to work from home, in my husband’s case, stand down from work in an industry that has evaporated overnight. For some, it’s juggling kids and homeschooling. For others is some kind of combination of all of the above. In addition to that, most are worrying for and in some cases caring for the elderly and vulnerable. And we have ourselves a never before seen stew of household upheaval. 
But to keep me sane, focused and replace time spent socialising and going out in general, I’m creating a Lockdown List. A non-commital list of things that I’d like to get round to doing now that we have a bit of enforced downtime at home ahead of us. This list does not contain such grandiose things as learning a new language or reading the entire works of Shakespeare like some celebrities are hoping to do. With a toddler currently going through the ‘biting phase’ I can safely say that peace for such lengthy and complex pursuits will be in short supply. But there are a few things I can definitely get up to. And here is my list:

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