Things I have noticed in Lockdown.

I have recently being tagged by some fellow bloggers to write about the things I have noticed in Lockdown. You can find there Blogs below.

Saving Moving Mummy

The Honest Mums Club

Being Tilly’s Mummy

Well we are almost to the end of the extended Lockdown, almost the length of the 3 weeks that the government extended the Lockdown. Here are a few things I have noticed in Lockdown.

So quiet, so so quiet.

Where I live in Scarborough, North Yorkshire is close to some busy tourist attractions in the town. Usually no matter what the weather they are bustling with visitors. Not during Lockdown, they have been so quiet. If I have popped to the shop close by for essentials, usually a sight of families and dog walkers but at the moment, nothing. It is quite an eery sight compared to how it usually is. It is a confident sign that people are listening and respecting the rules around the Lockdown.

Community Spirit.

I find it amazing how our communities have come together in a time of need. Groups created on social media to help those in need. The vulnerable or the elderly who are unable to leave their homes for essentials. The local community is clubbing together and either doing the shopping for those that are vulnerable are needing.

Shopping local and helping small businesses.

It is amazing to see that communities are taking advantage of shopping local for supplies and essentials. Helping the small businesses by using their service or buying products. Back to the days of old of milk men for fresh milk deliveries. Green grocers for the fresh produce of fruit, vegetables and salad items. Butchers for meat produce.

It is a welcome change I’m sure and I hope it remains like this after the Lockdown period is over and we return to some form of normality. Since before Covid19 and the Lockdown we have always used our local butcher and green grocer whenever we can. But with the way it is easier to find a Unicorn than it is to get a home delivery from Supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury’s or Tesco I am not surprised people are returning to local small businesses.

Manners.

While this may not include everybody but a number of people. There are still some rude, arrognant and ignorant people around but for a minority of people what is happening at the moment seems to have reminded them of manners. What I mean is say with Social Distancing within your local shop. I was grabbing some milk from the fridge when a gentleman went to do the same but noticed I was there. He appologised, moved himself to a 2m distance as advised and as i walked away to continue grabbing my essentials he said “thank you and have a nice day”.

An image to show manners, thank you, please, excuse me. One of the things I have noticed in lockdown.
An example of Manners – Pic source – Childfun.com

This is something these days I haven’t experienced for a long time, usually people huffing and groaning for having to wait. It seems to be helping people to remember to be respectful and use their manners.

Essential items in your local shop/supermarket.

When this all began it was a nightmare trying to get certain essentials. Idiotic people panic buying and bulk buying leaving the stores struggling to keep up with the demand. It was quite anxious at the time, we are a large family. With 6 people, 4 of them children under 1 household. We were unable to get essentials such as Nappies, Wipes, Toilet roll, even the likes of washing up liquid. My father in law managed to order us some nappies from Amazon because we were unable to get them.

An image showing shelves in Sainsbury's Supermarket, empty with no Toilet Roll.
Empty shelves after panic buying of Toilet roll in my local sainsbury’s at the start of lockdown.

Pasta, its a main family staple. Our kids love it and so do we and is a major ingredient in a majority of family meals. We couldn’t get any, we went through a phase of making our own bread because we were unable to get it off the shelves.

Thankfully the local stores and supermarkets have been working hard and now able to keep up with the demand meaning we can get the essentials we require.

Here are some Bloggers I nominate to Write and Chat about what they have noticed in Lockdown.

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14 thoughts on “Things I have noticed in Lockdown.

  1. I love this. I too have noticed similar things. It is not quiet in my little sleepy town which is disappointing but I am overwhelmed by the community spirit, people going above and beyond for each other.

    I am amazed how well we are all observing social distancing as well, plus the fact that people all speak to each other, strangers, spreading a little happiness around. Bab is a popular pet name here in Bedworth and I get alright bab at least 5 times on our daily walk and it makes me feel so happy x

    1. That’s lovely, yes I think it’s great people are respecting the social distancing. Hope you and family are keeping well.

  2. I think manners is definitely the issue. Everyone wants to be in and out of a shop asap but in doing so they undermine social distancing and become very selfish. It’s sad, but on the flipside, the community spirit where I live has been so so so lovely and I hope it continues after this!!!!

  3. I would love some quiet, but my kids don’t seem to let that happen! Fingers crossed the toilet paper is available in tomorrow’s grocery pickup!

  4. This is so true. I live in one of the big cities in the US, with Memphis being such a southern community, we have been quite quiet, and sometimes when I was still an essential worker, it was real eerie how quiet the interstate was and how empty downtown and riverside was/is. Another thing I completely agree with is the manners, people have seemed to find them a little more, and same thing happened to me in the grocery, it’s hard to get wound up in everyday life and forget a manner or two, but I see this brought back some of them.

    1. It’s nice to hear how it is over in the US, sounds very similar to how things are over here in the UK.

  5. It must be really weird, living in a tourist destination, especially on a sunny bank holiday like today.

    I agree, my experience has been people being very well mannered and respectful. There’s always going to be those who aren’t, my partner has had a couple of run ins with people being ignorant in the supermarket, but I’ve had no issues at all.

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