Let’s start with the important stuff first.  I hope everyone is staying safe and as positive it’s possible to be in this incredibly surreal and challenging time.  Last year, you’d never believe that quarantine, food rationing and toilet roll hoarding would be the reality for us here in the UK and for many people across the globe in 2020.  It goes to show that the one thing about life that is predictable is the fact that it is unpredictable and it’s foolish to ever think otherwise. Things can quickly change it a major way, both within the confines of our lives and at a larger scale.  

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been directly affected by this pandemic, along with those on the front line fighting this battle.  That’s not to mention those who are facing anxiety and uncertainty. We are all in this together and let’s hope this situation improves sooner rather than later. 

Like for many, the current state of affairs has caused its share of disruption in my life but in context, I can make peace with it.  Times like this put things into perspective and highlight what is most important. 

I’ve been isolating for just over two weeks now.  Working from home is not something that I’m a stranger to.  I’ve done it a fair bit over the years as my work in marketing typically affords the flexibility to do so.  I have always been a bit of a homebody and don’t mind spending time alone. That said, I would typically balance a working week at home with a packed and adventurous weekend which worked well for me and helped me stay sane.  However, being on complete ‘lockdown’ with limited availability to leave the house for weeks on end is really quite tough (as I’m sure we’d all agree by now). It makes you appreciate what a privilege it is to have the freedom to go and do things.   I’ll definitely see life through a different lens once this has all blown over.  

Although life in lockdown has taken some getting used to (though I’m certainly not complaining) I’m trying to make the best of the situation.  Facetiming loved ones, daily late-night walks and the odd drop of wine are the little pick-me-ups that are boosting morale. It’s also nice to have surplus time to do ‘life admin’ which is always something that I relish (sad but true).  

In another attempt to take my mind off of things and use this free time productively, I put together some videos for YouTube (the first of which is my review of the Givenchy Antigona, which you can view here).  They are just quick videos that I’ve filmed on my Iphone. I know if I commit to anything with more production value I won’t have the time to stick to posting regularly. There’s definitely an art to ‘hauls’ and ‘unboxing’ videos – it’s harder than it looks but enjoyable nonetheless. I know watching copious YouTube and reading blogs has been a welcome distraction for me so hopefully I can contribute in the same way. 

So that’s pretty much all I have to report right now. Take care all. Kx

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