- Posted by Sandra Evans
- On 3. May 2021
My husband was devastated to learn that because of the virus, his golf club was to close! He had fully expected that he would be able to play there on his own or with a friend keeping two metres apart (and no 19th hole!). How were we to survive this travesty? Well, the answer has been to go walking in the countryside surrounding our home. So far, we have clocked up over 30 kilometres – walking between 5 and 7 kms each day and enjoying this wonderful sunshine we’ve been having. Long may it continue as I’m not a great fan of housework (who is?) and I find I’m sleeping quite well and not lying awake thinking about our current situation.
So, I would suggest to anyone who is able to get out and about, avoiding people where possible, to try walking. It is good for physical and mental activity and boosts your vitamin D levels and brings a touch of colour to the cheeks!
We have a 5,000-piece jigsaw in the cellar. It was started about 2 1/2 years ago and there are still about 2,500 pieces to go. This is fine you would think, but, ….. the vast majority of pieces are brown! However, my husband is battling on. He has no real problem with the brown because he’s colour blind and goes by the shape of each piece. But he keeps hoping I will help. I just keep encouraging him along.
“A little bit of what you fancy does you good”, we are told and so I think we all need to be kind to ourselves during the coming weeks and treat ourselves occasionally – a kind of behaviour modification – “if I clean out the sock drawer, I’m allowed to sit down for half an hour with a hot chocolate and the newspaper without feeling guilty”. That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it!