Corona Diary: Day 08-09

Posted on 29th March 2020 | in Blogs , Community , Corona Diary , Coronavirus

The diary of a student who is no longer in school, following what this new virus means for us.

Making this weekend actually feel like a weekend has been difficult as nothing actually changed from the normal weekdays. We couldn’t go out to do anything, so it’s just been a matter of not doing too much work and trying to find something else to entertain ourselves with.

Usually, on a Saturday morning, I’d either go to Parkrun at Druridge Bay or the Amble young writers group at the library, but without both of these we weren’t sure what to do. Almost everything that we would normally spend our time doing (from school and work to after school clubs) has temporarily ceased, which has left us with the task of finding other interesting things to do. We have a lot of time to think about it.

Me, my mum and my sister spent Saturday making afternoon tea with the ingredients we had in the house, complete with scones, bread rolls and lemon drizzle cake. It was something that we wouldn’t ordinarily do, but it was a nice treat and it kept us busy. Not to mention the value of me and my sister learning how to bake.

Our Saturday afternoon tea.

Sunday was spent painting my sister’s room: a task which had been put off until we had the time. There have been a lot of people doing things like that, completing jobs that they’d put off until a later date, as it feels productive in a time where there’s not a lot productive we can do.

Quarantine could easily become tedious. There’s nowhere to go and, for most people, not a lot to do, but there’s much more than we think. We have the internet here to provide an almost endless stream of opportunities in the wake of the virus, as well as tasks around our own homes. If we make the effort, it should be a long while before we’re actually bored.

by Lily Tibbitts

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