I too am sorry you felt let down by this site, stuartboy.
I started my lockdown a week earlier than the official lockdown, and been working from home (I literally moved everything on my desk home to do so), so am just as busy. For me, nothing much has changed, albeit I stay at home as required, and everything is done virtually. I have only been out food shopping, three times in the last 9 weeks! Doing big shops to go out as little as possible. I did not use online shopping, as I wanted to leave slots for people who are unable to go out. I only ventured out for a walk, 3 times so far too, because I do not feel safe going out around where I live as too many people are out and about, doing their walks, and shopping, it seems too crowded to feel safe for me.
All the events I normally attend for work has been switched to webinars and Zoom. I watch live masterclasses and tutorials on baking and cooking on instagram. I do my yoga classes from my yoga teacher live on instagram too. I have regular Zoom catch up with family and friends. There are countless free shows, plays, ballets, musicals on youtube (I have posted some on the boards here, if no one has beat me to it!) . I also catch up on iPlayer, Netflix and NowTV. I have done wine tastings, and pub quizzes on Zoom too. I Iisten to podcasts to give my eyes a rest from all this watching from one screen to another.
I use social media a lot, keeping in touch with friends on instagram, twitter and WhatsApp groups and Facebook messenger groups, and on emails. And when I have a spare minute, I do try and pop on here to post some humour and light relief posts, but wary to do so, as I don't want to come across as flippant during such scary times. I try to do happy things for my mental wellbeing, and continue to do what I enjoy, and have fun, but again, I don't want to come across as uncaring . I watch a lot of comedy and am thoroughly enjoying the Celebrity Bake Off, Graham Norton and Joe Lycett's Got Your Back.
On top of which my daily cooking and cleaning!
I agree with Beate about the facemasks. I have family and friends in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Latvia, and none of these countries were lockdown. They all automatically wore masks, closed their borders, closed public buildings, social distancing, they test your temperature entering any shops, restaurants, banks etc, better safe than sorry, and hand sanitised before entering too.
In those countries, they believe facemasks are useful to stop you spreading if you cough, and avoid catching anything if someone who is a carrier and don't know it.
I can't believe UK didn't test anyone entering at our borders. Precautions they could have taken earlier, not react once the horse has bolted.
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Member No. 17 of the "100 free films in 2019" club.
50 seen so far
My Movie Scores click here
2018 - 100 seen (9 premieres/Press) Also 2 Opera, 1 Netfix, 15 theatres, 2 concerts, 1 ballet)
2017 - 106 seen
2016 - 116 seen
2015 - 120 seen (16 premieres, 2 Gala Screenings). Also 3 theatres/shows, 2 concerts
2014 - 132 seen (26 premieres and 7 Gala Screenings). Also 18 misc. free events/concerts
2013 - 115 Seen (12 premieres). Also 6 theatres/shows, 5 concerts
2012 - 118 seen (23 premieres). Also 12 theatres/shows.
2011 - 133 seen
2010 - 105 seen