Blog post by Eileen Mace


6 months on, I cannot believe how well we have adapted to the next phase of this awful pandemic.

I was thinking there is not much to report, with keeping to the rules and only going out if really necessary; nothing exciting has happened. But there is something very different to report.  How our outlook has changed – instead of dashing around and not really seeing what nature has to offer. Now, sitting in the garden, feeling the warmth of the sun, looking at the colour of the sky, cloud formations, the brightness of the flowers and trees, birds singing, watching the bees, butterflies and other insects unaffected by the virus going about their day. We all know nature is there but have not appreciated just how important it is to us. 

Being part of this wonderful village has been such a support. A walk around the village, a chat here, a friendly hello there, or just a smile, all makes the day a precious one. 

The progress from my accident of a fractured and dislocated shoulder. Life has been a bit of a roller coaster – so many painful days/weeks. I didn’t realise just how bad the damage was and how long it would take to recover. I am pleased to say I am now having face to face physio at the JR and gaining more use and strength in my arm and feeling much more positive. I am told I will not get full use back but we shall see.

Where will we be in another 6 months?  Who knows, but if we all do as advised, we will come through this and may be get back to ‘Old Normal’ or, if you are like me and you can’t remember what old normal was, then enjoy ‘New Normal.’


Eileen Mace

Author: Eynsham Lockdown Editor