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July: Positives During Coronavirus Lockdown Part 1

I’m back again with my positives so far this month and thankfully, there have been quite a few of them. As always, I’d love to hear yours if you want to share them.

More beautiful hikes

This month we’ve had plenty more beautiful hikes. Since the rule in Scotland about needing to stay within 5 miles of home for exercise has been lifted, we’ve been able to venture further and had some wonderful walks. Our dogs have also enjoyed it immensely. It’s nice to be able to get back to the countryside again, and I’m blessed that even though I live in the city, there are beautiful country walks within an hour of our home.

Lots of wildlife

On our walks, and even outside of our own window we’ve seen lots of wildlife. We’ve had lots of bigger birds visiting our feeders and seen foxes near our house. In the countryside, we’ve seen lots of ducks and ducklings, swans and cygnets, rabbits, field voles, birds of all shapes and sizes, and deer! Anytime I see a wild animal it makes me feel privileged.

My dogs getting off lead

Now that we’re able to travel further we’ve been able to visit enclosed dog fields which means that our dogs have been able to get off lead safely. One of our dogs is very reactive¬†after having a bad start in life. She doesn’t often get off lead so that’s been lovely.

Stickers from friends

I’ve decorated my work laptop with lots of stickers designed and drawn by some of my amazing online friends. Not only does my laptop look amazing, I got to support small creators which makes me happy.

Plans to see family

Now that things are changing in regards to lockdown rules, I’m finally going to be able to see my parents who I haven’t seen since the beginning of lockdown. I’m so looking forward to it.

Learning to rollerskate

Last but by no means least, I’m learning to rollerskate at the age of 33! It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do, but I’ve let fear get in the way. No more! I’ve started practising around the living room and a bit on the grass. I’ve tried on the concrete holding onto my husband, but not on my own yet. That will come: I’ve only been out once. It’s been a very slow start and I’m very frightened, but I’m determined to get there, bit by bit.


July: Positives During Coronavirus Lockdown Part 1

Ann-Marie D'Arcy-Sharpe

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