At Wessex, we’ve now spent 12 weeks working from home, which is quite a change from the lively office environment we’re all used to! We’ve been keeping in touch via Teams and even had a few virtual trips to the pub after work.
While it has been business as usual during working hours, we’ve all found that we have a lot of spare time on our hands during evenings and weekends, so we thought it would be fun to see what the team has been getting up to...
A Crafty Lot
Craft has been a popular theme and the team has made all manner of lockdown creations. Ellie has sewn an impressive quilt and Saskia has taken up embroidery and other crafts she has never tried before. From Hannah’s crochet frontline hero bear to Amy’s scrub bags… the team has also been crafting with NHS staff in mind.
With all the nice weather we’ve been having, the team has also been spending a lot of time in the garden… As you can see, Paul’s garden is certainly in full bloom! Hannah has been inspired to start a herb garden grown from seed and Rebecca has been enjoying her allotment, growing her own produce.
Many of the team have also been spending time in the kitchen baking; though the rest of us have been very disappointed not to have enjoyed any of the goodies! Amy has been making a lot of cookies and Rebecca made a sourdough starter at the beginning of lockdown and has used it to make all her bread since!
Of course some of the team haven’t had as much free time as they’d like with home-schooling to contend with, but that has been the most rewarding of all the new experiences they’ve had (even if it has also been the most frustrating!)
We couldn’t finish this post without mentioning Robin and his new unicycle. After a few scrapes and grazes he is now kitted out with all the safety gear, although we are yet to see any photographic evidence, much to the team’s disappointment!!
We all hope you have been able to enjoy some down time, let us know what you’ve been up to!