Binge Watching and Staying Inside

Before lockdown, I was working part-time in London and doing PhD research at a university in the Midlands, going up to the Midlands twice every week. This left little time for my favourite hobby, watching tv series (somewhat ironic, given that my PhD is in Film theory). I used the lockdown as an opportunity to binge watch shows (Gentefied, La Casa de las Flores, the Most Beautiful Thing). Since I am an introvert, it's been great! I do miss walking around the city. As I live close to a very busy park, I have been scared of doing this now.

Unusual friendships

When the country went on lockdown my husband and I decided due to our age it would be best to isolate as much as possible. We have a dog, who off course still needs walking, and this breaks up my day a little bit. Prior to lockdown our dog made friends with this 7 year old neighbour, she absolutely loves our dog. This girl asked me if she could walk the dog with me at a safe distance, which I thought would be nice. Now this girl and I have daily social distance walks and chats and she comes and sit in front of our window to talk to me for hours. This interaction has been really special to me especially as I can't see my own (adult) children who live to far away to safely visit us.