Lockdown Musings | Angela Fenwick Photography

by | Jul 7, 2020 | PERSONAL

As lockdown changes, my reflections on it found it to be a mixed bag. 

In this huge swathe of time without commitments I had no desire to learn Spanish or how to play a trumpet and motivation to exercise daily with Joe Wicks fizzled out after a month. I made one banana loaf and a batch of biscuits. But I revamped my yard and up cycled some furniture. I also felt super lazy and stayed in bed all day reading once till 6.30pm, had some 3 hour steaming baths, and I still didn’t keep on top of the laundry. I walked along the beach tops most days, did Pilates by Zoom twice a week and meditated every day for 3 months. And managed, for the first time in my adult life, to get my stress levels down to a 1.

I had times where I felt teary for no reason and odd days when I felt flat and lethargic. But in the most part my experience was a positive one. The biggest plus was spending lots of time with Maya, the most time we’ve spent together since pre-school. We watched TV, lots of it, favourites were Big Little Lies, When They See Us and I May Destroy You. And played lots of the card game Shithead (when Maya was young, we called it threes-a-piece, much more civilised 🥴).

Did it teach me anything about myself? Only that I cannot blame a busy life anymore for not keeping on top of the laundry.

feet of two people watching TV on a bed
cards laid out for card game
headspace app on phone
man on TV holds glass up
woman mixing cake dough with food mixer
a tray of cookies
3 gift wrapped up
man holding gift outside his house
pilates lesson on a laptop in sitting room

Our gorgeous Jasper being the sociable feline he is loved that he had people to sit on 24/7, we think he loved it anyway, you can never tell with cats.

cat sitting on a window sill
cat sitting at the top of the stairs
cat sitting on a roof
cat sits looking out window

Yardening when the weather was gorgeous

a pink and white flower
breakfast on a round table
man lies on large red bean bag outside
reflection of woman through glass door taking pictures

I spent hours walking on the beach and along the beach tops

waves in the sea
plants silhouetted against the sky
the sea with a ship in shaft of light
man walking along beach in the sea
sillouette of houses against sky
a coastline with cliffs
girl smiling on a beach
two fisherman by the sea in thick fog
girl and pier with lighthouse in thick fog
girl stands on a bridge in thick fog
A burnt out car with NHS painted on

In the early days I had a few sleepless nights that saw me up at sunrise

sunrise through a window
a shaft of light over a pictures of a woman

And this time saw two hugely important issues for our country – the NHS and the Black Lives Matter campaign

NHS flat blowing in the wind
Black lives matter large writing on beach

1 Comment

  1. Mandy Coppin

    What a lovely way of capturing what is very much a crisis emerging in a world that’s disturbing. M.


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