Day 217 – Reflections on Lockdown

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I didn’t realise just how tiring it is to move house!  I used to move every 6 months in my twenties, but don’t remember it being so tiring!  Is it something that comes with age?  No wonder people don’t move often once they are older, its totally exhausting!

I have accumulated so much stuff in the last 12 years since I last moved, it is unreal.  With so little space on my boat, I am having to look at each thing and think to myself, do I really need this?  If I think I do need it, I then think is it an emotional attachment or something I am going to use.  It’s really hard when I have a lot of my Dad’s stuff and don’t want to let that go.

I guess, the hour change doesn’t help either.  I woke up at 6.45am this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.  It felt lovely to have a whole extra hour in bed, without feeling tired and still having loads of time when I did get up before Chi Gong started.  But perhaps that is also making me so tired.

After a day of work meetings, I then spent the evening sorting through most of my remaining magic and working out what I wanted to keep and what I no longer wanted.  I now have things I am keeping in one room and things I am not in another.

I’ve decided that next week I will come back to the flat and sort through what I am going to try and sell and what I am going to take to the charity shop.

Going on how I am feeling right now, I can’t imagine me writing much for these blogs this week.

So with that thought I will bring this blog to an end.


As I come to the end of this blog, I have to admit that I was really tempted not to write it.  However, I have made a commitment to myself to write a blog everyday for a year, so I reluctantly switch the computer on.

Honey’s mood doesn’t seem so good today, but I guess she knows something is going on, as I have so many boxes everywhere.  She doesn’t like change.  So I have been giving her lots more attention today.  I’ve been explaining to her what is going on, but I don’t know how much she understands.

Today it has been a bit cooler, but no rain, I think – I didn’t go outside for most of the day.  I was noticeably aware how dark it was so early, with the clock change.  Honey also seems confused by it all.  A lovely sunset at 5pm.

I hope you’ve had a good start to your week.

Lots of love

Jim xx

  1. Olivia Duggan

    Best of luck with the sorting and packing it’s never easy !! I’m a bit of a hoarder myself…!!!
    We are in full level 5 lockdown here for 6 weeks in Ireland so hopefully it will have the desired effect…fingers crossed.
    Take it easy
    Olivia & Mannix (14 months) !