The thing about lockdown is it seems as though time has sped up and massively slowed down at the same time. After 11 weeks, I just want to remind y’all that it is ok to not be ok, even if you were ok when this all started.
The pandemic has caused many problems beyond a lingering dry cough and fever. Many people have died, lost employment, and had struggles with mental health due to prolonged isolation and uncertainty. Sadly, my friends, another effect of the pandemic situation has hit animal sanctuaries very, very hard.
The majority of photographs I have shared on this blog come from Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in southern England. Set in the beautiful countryside, this haven is home to 140 goats making it the largest sanctuary of its kind in the UK. At present, they are appealing for any help possible to help keep the sanctuary afloat while they cannot accept visitors due to COVID-19. Please consider sending them a donation – no matter how small – for the goats and for the sanctuary to carry on.
If you find it hard to stay positive take a moment and think of something in your life that brings you joy – whether that is your hour of sunshine, your family, or binge watching junk television. Always keep an eye out for silver linings even in the most difficult of times.
My grandmother always said that is rains on Easter. I spent every Easter with her until she passed on fifteen years ago. I have a lot of happy memories of that tradition – we would make the seven hour drive and spend a week or so with her right when spring began. However, if she were still alive we would have to break the tradition this year. Although it’s sad to miss out on big holidays with friends and families, the more we distance the more likely we will get to resume our traditions or make new or better ones once this is all over. If you celebrate, I hope you have a lovely Easter.