As part of Wellbeing Wednesday going forward, we are running fortnightly features where you’re involved in the ideas behind the content.
This week we asked for the things that have made you smile and helped you stay positive during the pandemic – here’s a few for you to see.
- Beth Arthur
Here's me doing the tutorial, realising with child-like wonder (and swearing) that I can pick up a ping pong ball/bat and play with them."
- Chris McSweeney
- Rachel Andrew
"These two in the photo are Consultants, but I'm not telling you which ones!
A clue is they're all usually based on the 4th floor. The top shelf is for the big boss. Unfortunately, he is too high up for me to reach easily so I sometimes forget to water him!"
- Vickie McClure
- Lisa Whiteman
- Viv Grant-Shute
- Richard Lewis
- Linda Bailey
"There is something about the rhythmic way of creating the knots that is extremely therapeutic, and it has been a great way to reduce stress levels. I’ve made lots of plant hangers to hang plants around the house which has been a lovely addition to our home. I have also made a wall hanging and have recently moved on to jewellery making. If anyone wants to learn a new skill and find a way to unwind and relax I thoroughly recommend giving it a go.
I’m still learning as I only started doing it in March, but it’s been such a fantastic lockdown hobby to do in the evenings when the kids have gone to bed. I am at risk of covering the entire house in macramé!
I’d love to pass on something that might help others to relax - away from what has/is a weird and stressful time. Creative outlets are always my go to. I’ve not tried crochet yet. Maybe that will be next! More than happy to give some pointers to anyone who fancies giving it a go.
- Lucy Jayne
- Joanne Charlotte Hopkins
- Rachel Mulqueen