It’s a while since I’ve done one of these posts but now that we are in November and in a second level 5 lockdown I thought I’d write one.
I know I have a lot of readers outside Ireland, so what does Level 5 mean? Well basically only essential retail is open, and we are only allowed to leave home for essential reasons. We can exercise within a 5km radius from home. People are advised to work from home if possible. The essential retail lines seem to be quite blurred this time around. In the first lockdown it was mainly food shops (including take away) and chemists open. This time around it’s a bit of a free for all. Some places are selling Christmas trees and lights but can’t sell furniture. Other places are selling cushions etc but the shop near them has them sectioned off. It’s all quite confusing this time around.
There also seems to be a bit of confusion about the testing. People are waiting days for results and they have been told to contract trace themselves.
Anyway I’m not going to get bogged down in writing a whole post about covid. There’s enough gloom without me adding to it.
I’m doing well. Working away and keeping busy. I’m doing an online art class and trying to master a palette knife – it’s very difficult but I am enjoying it.
This year has really made me focus on what I want from life and more importantly what I don’t want. Some changes have been made and more changes are coming and I’m looking forward to it. In fact I can’t wait. You’ll hear more over the coming weeks.
I’ve also found a new way to help me sleep and I go completely against what the experts recommend with this but it works for me. I discovered if I watch an hour of TV in bed before I close my eyes I sleep all night. I found this out watching Des (the Dennis Nilsen drama) which was excellent by the way. I’ve now signed up for Netflix and am engrossed in The Queen’s Gambit – thanks Cillian for the recommendation.
So that’s about all I have to tell you for now. I hope you are all keeping well and that you stay safe.