I want to send a message to you all every week. I am moved to do this partly as I felt our latest newsletter was JUST TOO LONG! And partly because I feel a greater need to be in touch with you all at this time.
Many will say, “we are all in this together”, but I’m sure our experience of the lockdown in our respective countries and communities is very different. I live in a spacious and light house with a garden and I walk my dog, Lia, every day in the countryside on our doorstep. I am sharing my ‘lockdown’ with my husband Adrian and my son, Daniel. Daniel has had his final school exams cancelled, but he worked hard during his courses and I’m sure the results he is given will be fair and we hope he will be heading to university in September. Adrian is a consultant and all that has happened is that he now works from home. He is managing this well and is enjoying the sunshine; and that he does not have to battle on trains to London every day! My daughter, Beatrice, is in London and happy there. She is an expert at connecting with friends online, eating well and running through the empty streets each day. I normally work for Children for Health from a room in my house, so nothing really has changed there.
I know that I am one of the very luckiest ones at this time and I am grateful for this.
I’d love to know how each of you is doing, please do send me your stories.
So last week in brief…
Keep safe! Thinking of you all. Write to me!