The past ten years I have spent the summers with my daughters and been occupied in the garden or at the allotment. Due to Covid19 I have to stay in my flat with no garden and no allotment. I still try to sow different seeds and seedlings that my friends buy for me so I've created my own allotment in the balcony, planting a little at the balcony, a little in my living room, a little behind my bedroom window, a little in the window in the staircase of the building!
The best thing that has happened because of the pandemic is that people have started having more contact with their neighbours. In my neighbourhood in the north part of Sweden where I have lived the past 23 years, people barely said hi when seeing each other outside in the communal areas. Now families meet and have barbecues. Sometimes we sit outside and talk about everything from politics, food, clothes and most of the time about the weather which has been cold, rainy and cloudy almost every day. But I'm happy to have got to know my neighbours this summer.