Life In A Lockdown – Week 6

Life In A Lockdown - Week 6

We are still in lockdown, and have now reached week 6 of the life in a lockdown linky which Sarah at Life in a Breakdown co hosts.  This is where I answer various questions each week about how I am coping in lockdown and other factors.  You can see my post from week 5 here.

Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash

1) How are you feeling/coping?

I am half and half at the moment.  On one hand feeling and coping ok, even managing to now get online deliveries for my shopping.  This means I can stay home and not risk bring the virus into our home.

On the other hand I am not coping, C is really struggling with her pain and there is no pain relief they can give her that she has not already tried.  She needs to wait until her CT scan to see if that shows anything and they know what they are working on.  I am struggling seeing her in pain and not being able to help

2) What are you doing to keep yourself occupied?

I have been lucky and have work to keep me occupied, and also working behind the scenes as well. I also want to start sorting out C’s bedroom I walk in and get caught up chatting to her.

3) How are you dealing with everything at the moment – are you self-isolated, going out for essentials etc? Has this changed?

Still staying in, I only pop down to our local garage for milk etc.  Also got in the car yeseterday and drove to the chemist to collect a prescription.  That felt like an outing

4) What advice do you have for others?

I keep saying it – stay home, stay safe.

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.

On Saturday evening I was browsing on Facebook and on a local group someone mentioned about ice cream.  I had been fancying a Mr Whippy all day.  There is a company that is delivering locally, so I messaged asking if we could have a delivery for Sunday.  Unfortunately they were fully booked which did not surprise me.

I arranged delivery for Monday but this was rearranged to today, so am waiting on my ice cream delivery to come at some stage.

6) How has your routine been this week? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)

Nothing has changed all pretty much the same

7) Have you planned anything for once lockdown is over in the past 7 days?? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)

Meeting up with friends, obviously this is still on hold after the announcement on Sunday.

How has your week been? If you are struggling with coping Laura at Spilling Life Tea has some great tips on how to cope when you are down.


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  1. I am so sorry C is struggling so much at the moment, I hope the CT shows something that will help her out – I’m sat waiting for my call from the neuro after mine earlier in the year.

    1. She was doing well before this problem startd up, she is in so much pain and nothing anyone can do but wait until they are able to do the scans again. I hope you are not kept waiting too long

  2. Ha, I saw the picture of that ice cream you posted. It looked sooo good. What a lovely treat. I hope you can book them again soon, now that the weather is good.

  3. It’s crazy isn’t it? I felt like popping to the petrol station last week for the first time since lockdown was an outing too! I hope C feels more comfortable soon, I am sorry to hear she is in pain 🙁 Sim x

    1. It is funny how doing things we normally just did are exciting trips now, thank you hopefully we can get her seen sooner

  4. I find this week has been more of the same, however i haven’t had the struggles that you have had, keep battling through and being positive.

  5. Aw I really hope that you get your ice cream. I am vegan and have been craving some vegan ice cream since this all started x

    1. We loved the ice cream and ordered again for this week, I bet you can not wait to be able to get some vegan ice cream x

  6. I’m so sorry to hear C is still in pain, hope you hear soon about scans for her. I’m pleased you got some online order slots and got an icecream 🙂 hope you’ve had a good week.

    1. I haven’t had a mr whippy in years!!! Fancy one now. I have just been working, blogging and reading during lockdown

  7. We keep hearing the ice cream van but he has not been down our road yet. There is a company delivering ice cream but we are just out of its range

  8. I’m so sorry that C is still having a lot of pain and there’s not much that can be done about it, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that her scan happens as soon as it’s safe x

  9. I find it’s starting to get harder to cope with now. I live with housemates but we rarely ever see each other so I feel alone all the time. I’m so jealous of anyone who has family or a partner for company and I’m worried the government is underestimating the impact the lockdown is having on mental health.

    1. I am lucky that I have family here as would have gone mad by now, I think you are right about the governments understanding

  10. Mr Whippy’s ice-cream does sound like a treat and hope you received your delivery and it tasted good. Agree about still staying home to stay life at the moment

  11. Ice-cream NOM! It is literally the highlight of my week when the hubby gets us all ice-cream. Really like the idea of this linky and so will join in this week x

  12. Like you some days I’m coping fine, and then other days I’m not coping at all. But an ice cream delivery sounds amazing – hope you get your ice cream soon x

  13. I am sorry about C’s pain, that is so hard when medical treatment etc is all on hold for now for a lot of stuff.
    Did you get your ice cream?

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