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A new Normal

Friday, April 17, 2020

Covid -19 has brought about a new normal that looks like lasting a long tome for many of us.
This is not me being negative it is a reality for those who have loved ones who are at high risk of this virus.
A letter form the NHS ( National Health Service) has identified my husband as High Risk with instruction to remain at home at all times and that any family member who is a carer is to do the same. This is until we have further instructions form them that the self isolation we are nor in or lockdown if you prefer is lifted.
This is going to make life a little different.


Rather than focus on what we can't do it is time to see what we can do and what we are grateful for.

FRIENDS


I have friends here on SP that mean a lot to me as they help me stay focused and are real friends.

INTERNET


This is such a lifeline in so many ways, delivery of food, contact with people, information and a host of other things.
This includes some things that I had not really taken into consideration:

VIRTUAL VISITS


Not being able to visit places especially in the weeks to come made me think of ways I can see places.
Visit Wales
www.visitwales.co
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This is just one place I can visit and enjoy the spectacular views.

BRITISH MUSEUM
blog.britishmuseu
m.org/how-to-explore-the-b
ritish-museum-from-home/?g
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I love this Museum so if I can't get it, it comes to me.

USA NATIONAL PARKS
www.standard.co.u
k/lifestyle/travel/virtual
-travel-us-national-parks-
a4406136.html

I love the National Parks and the wonderful sights they offer so I will visit them virtually.

This is just a sample of places I can see and enjoy.

MUSIC and AUDIO BOOKS

I love to listen to music and find it relaxing or if I want to find some upbeat music to exercise to.
My audiobooks offer new adventures and fun especially if I pick fantasy ( Harry Potter is included in this) or a mystery. I have books ready for Summer and plan to read a selection of fun books that may not always be a genre I have tried before.

OUR GARDEN


We are lucky we have a small garden that means we can enjoy being outside and I can potter around and keep it looking nice.
Picnics on the patio, a cup ot tea or coffee or maybe an iced drink with a book to read or maybe some knitting or crochet for me, will while away an hour or more.

These are just a sample of things I am grateful for, there are many many more.
So whilst things may not be exactly normal the new normal is not that bad.
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