I write this at the end of my second week in isolation, in awe at how much the world has already changed for so many in such a short space of time. Here in the UK, and the rest of the world, we have some way to go, and the expected peak of this Covid-19 pandemic is still several weeks away. My heart goes out to all those who have already been affected by Covid-19 in ways so much more significant than simply being asked to stay at home.
From those who have lost loved ones or seen them struggle through serious illness, to those who have lost jobs and income, to those who are elderly and vulnerable and left lonely, scared and isolated, to those key workers and NHS staff in particular who are bravely manning the frontlines in trying to save lives, the impact of this outbreak is shockingly clear.
In continuing to post to my blog, I don’t in any way seek to trivialise this global pandemic. I will try as much as possible not to mention it, not because I’m blind to all that is going on, and absolutely not with any disrespect intended to anyone, but simply because I just can’t put all my feelings on the subject into words at the moment – it is too overwhelming. I continue to try to find time to sew, and to document my makes, for my own mental wellbeing in these challenging times – and always with very best wishes for the health, safety and security of our entire, global, connected community.
Do take care, and stay safe.