From a poem by W.H Davies 'What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare...'
Having worked at Hedges for a number of years, I appreciate working locally and supporting clients through what is often a difficult time in their lives.
Having recently emerged from Covid lockdown and experienced the sadness the pandemic has caused, both in my personal life and with clients, I appreciate the support that others, often strangers, can provide. As a result I am a volunteer for charities providing support and health care for housebound and disabled people.
In my spare time I love to travel, meet new people, walk/cycle national and local trails and read books. Newly acquired 'lockdown' skills include cooking and gardening. I even joined a choir, conducted by Gareth Malone and the tracks released achieved No1 on the music charts. Couldn't have done it without Zoom and tech skills learned to record and upload music. Zoom has become the key to learning and socialising during lockdown - a change which is likely to stay with us at home and in business from now on. It can't replace seeing people in person but at times can be easier, less stressful, than travelling.
In the controversial lyrics of Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' "Always look on the bright side of life" albeit difficult to see at times.