“I was working Monday to Saturday at Phoenix, massaging clients.”
**Editors note: for those who don’t know Viv, she is the most caring wonderful person. She makes such a huge difference to peoples lives and she would never shout about the great work she does 💚**
How are you doing at the moment?
“The lockdown has affected me in ways that have been surprising – at first a sense of loss and mourning. Not being able to be close to family & friends, not doing the job you love & not being able to go out freely, but then you think “it’s not going to be forever” so I’m taking this time to pause, reflect, look at things more & doing the things I did not have time for before.
I find that having a routine & keeping busy with jobs whether indoor or outdoor helps. Because the weather has been so great I’m gardening! The seeds I have grown since early March are ready to plant out so looking forward to see them bloom. Also been catching up on my reading, re-visiting old favourite movies, watching boxsets & not forgetting Netflix…
To stop each day morphing into the next I keep the weekends free for local walks & make those days special, like movie night & home made popcorn for example!
There’s been some amazing things in the past week like last Sunday evening the satellites lining the sky! I counted about 50 – all social distancing kid you not! Also saw Mr Fox crossing the road nonchalantly taking advantage of the lack of traffic, fab! These moments make me smile “
What are you looking forward to?
“The clapping for the NHS, carers & key workers is something to look forward to every Thursday. The banging of pots & pans, ringing of bells & our neighbour with his bagpipes is a joyous sight! What a rowdy lot! Then we go in & raise a glass to those amazing people! It’s a thing in house now.
Apart from seeing everyone I know & love when this period of isolation ends I’m looking forward to a more caring & selfless world. In the meantime I’m looking forward to my diy hair cut next week… Yay!”
We can’t wait to be able to offer you massage again – we miss you and our magical therapists. We’d love to hear what you’re doing via our Facebook page.
All the best,
Gill, Lizzie, Olivia & the rest of our team xxx
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