Finally, having time to take long walks

I am a teacher and had this idea to go for a half an hour walk every day for YEARS. It never happened; until Corona came along! Now I am teaching from home and communicate with students and friends every day. No excuses for not going for walks any more. One hour a day is dedicated to 'walking the talk' — very liberating to go out the whole sixty minutes after having been 'incarcerated' for an incredible 1,380.

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.

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