My March Resolutions Went Awry

Wednesday, March 25, 2020



This year I'm making my resolutions at the start of each month, but March didn't quite go to plan. Coronavirus put a bloody great - if absolutely necessary - spanner in the works.

Here's what happened

1. Get my green skirt zip professionally mended
I'd found a place to take it but hadn't managed to do so before social distancing kicked in, and now, lockdown.

2. Get out
I'd been hibernating over winter, and wanted to get out and about a little more (Ha! if only I'd known). My plan was to visit the Ed Sheeran Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, and the new (and only) independent bookshop that'd just opened up in the town centre. The Ed exhibition was closed due to coronavirus long before it was mandatory, but I did get to visit the bookshop.



It isn't huge but it's lovely. It has bowls of sweets, plants, and a wonderful selection of books. I might have fallen in love with the Macmillan Collectors Library, and made the first of what I'm sure will be many purchases. The bookshop has since closed it's doors for a while, just three weeks after opening.



I can still get outside into my garden of course. My greenhouse is very welcoming at the moment, it provides shelter from the chilly wind, and allows me to enjoy the warmth of the sun. It's not the same as getting out to do things and see people but it'll be the thing that keeps me sane over the coming weeks.

3. Get listing
On the first Saturday of the month I listed a number of items on ebay, most of which sold. I'd planned to list several things every Saturday morning throughout the month, but decided not to after the first week. I cancelled the listings of the things that had relisted automatically so that I didn't have to go to the Post Office again, keeping my public appearances to a minimum.

It's hard to believe that only a few weeks ago life still looked so normal, and here we are on lockdown, I'm trying to keep things as normal as possible, taking note of all the things that haven't changed. The birds are still singing, the signs of spring are still emerging, life maybe a muddle but it carries on regardless.

I hope you're all well. What are you doing in the 'new normal'?
xx

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12 comments

  1. Everything's fallen by the wayside, hasn't it? A few people had suggested I sell online but I was worried about Post office runs, too. They're not exactly essential, are they?
    I'm looking forward to some greenhouse posts, I need all the gardening help I can get! x

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    1. It feels as if most things are on hold. On the bright side this means that we can fully focus on the things we can do.
      I'm no expert in the greenhouse, sometimes things go wrong but, no doubt I'll post about the successes and failures.
      xx

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  2. It is amazing how quickly life has changed! I guess you can call it a success on your resolutions this month as you did what you could - circumstances beyond your control let you down this time!

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  3. It's been a really odd month. I haven't made a spring plans wishlist but maybe I should, with thinking outside the box! xx

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    1. It's nice to have something to plan for and to look forward to.
      xx

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  4. Life has indeed changed beyond all recognition in just a short space of time. I'm still going out to work, and my daily commute (safe, as Jos is taking me by car), plus being somewhere else besides at home, is keeping me relatively sane. As a hypersensitive person, change does not sit well with me, I'm afraid. It makes me anxious, especially when it's something I can't control. Trying to keep up my spirits by wearing my most colourful clothes, reading, gardening and blogging. Some days it's ok, but some days it isn't. Keep safe, and sane, Hazel xxx

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    1. Sorry to hear you're struggling some days, it's understand with everything being so uncertain. Focusing on the good stuff is all that can be done. Sending positive vibes your way Ann
      xx

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  5. What Katy Did! One of my childhood favourites.

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    1. I haven't read it (yet), but I know a lot of people love it
      xx

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  6. OOoh, lovely bookshop- shame it's had to close so soon! I love those British library Crime classics! They are the best! It's genuinely not your fault so you should feel that you did your best with the list! I was going to get my Carvela boots stretched from our local Cobbler but sadly that didn't happen either!x

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    1. We should visit the bookshop when life is back to normal Kezzie.
      I'm happy I did what I did. I don't know if the Ed Exhibition will continue when this is over, if it does I'll be sure to visit.
      xx

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