Home is a word we heard a lot last year, and so far, this year has proved no different. I can’t remember how many times I’ve read or listened to someone utter what, in a way, has become a catchphrase of sorts. ‘Stay at home,’ they say, and most of us do just that.

I’ve never been at home for such an extended period. I’m no international traveller, but I do like trips to the seaside and going out with a friend for a coffee every so often. I don’t mind staying at home, though.

At least I know my family is safe, or as safe as we can be.

I’ve kept myself busy by homeschooling my daughter, watching too much TV, cooking, doing DIY and being as creative as I can. I relish spending time on my hobbies, and the lockdown has helped me appreciate how fortunate I am to have so many. If I get bored with one, I can turn to something else.

Many people have found the lockdowns difficult, and I can see why. Boredom does set in quickly, and people are becoming fatigued by the restrictions. Let’s hope the government gets it right this time and that this is the last major lockdown.

Home has never been too far from my mind during the lockdown, so I came up with this.

Just a quick note to say I received my first dose of the vaccine today. It was painless, and it’s reassuring to know that I will have some protection from the virus in a few weeks.

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.


    • Many thanks. Indeed, some people find these lockdowns difficult. I hope you get the jab soon. Getting it gives me a feeling that we are going in the right direction.


  1. Your art is beautiful, such intricate and delicate designs…very creative! 🙂 Oh congrats on getting your first vaccine and I’m happy to know it was painless! 🙂 I’m not very affected by the lockdown. I love being home and I rarely ever leave anyway, just once or twice a month to go grocery shopping. But then, I live a rural life, I’m sure those in cities feel differently!


    • Thank you. Getting the jab was painless, and I feel a sense of relief knowing I will have some sort of protection. We’re lucky here, too. Not quite rural, but we have two gardens and there are some nice walks close by.


    • Thank you, Christine. My wife is still waiting for the jab. My health issues pushed me up the queue a bit. Hope it wont be too long until you get the jab. Stay Safe.


    • Thank you. My arm is a bit sore this morning, 24 hours after receiving the jab, but other than that no issues. I have heard, however, that some people get a sore head and shivers. Even so, it’s a small price to pay for the protection the vaccine offers.


  2. This is beautiful your doodle work!
    Congratulations on the first vaccination, I’ll have to wait a while longer. I could ride my bike, which I think is good and go for a walk on the beach in the morning when there are hardly any people, otherwise I won’t travel. Of course, I also miss having coffee or sitting at the beach bar.
    Have a good weekend, hug Elke


    • Thank you for your kind comment. I like to go for a walk early in the morning, too. I think it’s best to avoid people and there are few around when I venture out. I do miss the beach, though. It’s a relief to get the vaccine. It takes a few weeks for it to work on the immune system, but even after that I feel we will need to remain cautious. Stay Safe.


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