Here in the UK, there’s still a lot of noise about Covid-19: booster vaccinations, testing, winter surge, the spectre of another Lockdown, the potential to cancel Christmas for a second year, masking-up and on and on.
While no longer the headline news, it’s there, affecting life as we used to know it and it’s making me anxious.
The Brainy One and I have both received our booster jab, but there is still no requirement for The Boy to receive a second dose. I’d feel happier if he received a second dose (especially as it appears that the UK is out of step with most of the rest of the world on this).
We’re continuing to stay mostly at home, both in our working and non-working lives. Work and/or school meetings are conducted over Zoom or MS Teams.
Having read about the effectiveness of mask wearing, I’m now double masking when I’m on public transport, which isn’t that often.
I haven’t rejoined the gym. We’re lucky that we have the space for me to continue with online Step classes.
I’m having my hair cut regularly but I’ve yet to venture back to the nail salon.
I’m restless for overseas travel. We have nothing booked for next year, but I am still planning for a holiday to Canada with friends in the summer. We also still have a ticket for the Euro Tunnel that needs to be used.
We’ve all been back to the cinema, but not to the theatre. I do, however, have tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird scheduled for March 2022 (it’s been rescheduled twice).
Even though we held a successful party for The Brainy One’s birthday indoors at the local pub (no positive tests reported afterwards 🙂 ), we’re still tending to meet friends and family either outdoors or in establishments with outdoor space.
How is your Covid-19 world looking?