Being creative during lockdown
Genevieve and Jonathan Wedgbury
The supermarket photo would have been taken early on in the first lock down. Genevieve took it in the Trumpington Waitrose. I think it must have been late April or early May.
Genevieve: The other photos show some of the cooking I’ve been enjoying these past few months. I was overjoyed to have a nice, big kitchen to cook in, and it provided a real focus for me each day. I really enjoyed cooking delicious and nutritious food, and met Melissa Hemsley earlier this year after my brother and sister-in-law bought me her latest recipe book, ‘Eat Green’ last Christmas. Many of the recipes I cooked during lockdown are hers and have now become favourites.
Jonathan: Just the two of us were here for Genevieve’s birthday. We would normally go out for a nice meal somewhere but it was lovely doing some cooking at home (I cooked!) and dressing up as if we were going out.
One photo shows my work horse which I made at the start of lockdown. Just a simple project but I was quite proud of it! Just to put my hand to something handmade, learning to do a half lap joint with saw and chisel. A far cry from my day job in finance!
In terms of our experience moving in to the village relatively recently, we were fortunate in that we got to meet our lovely neighbours and start attending church and getting to know Reverend Susan and her husband Phil, and some of the congregation. We – like many – have been attending church regularly since it was allowed. This second lockdown (Nov 2020) means it is closed for services again sadly. We’ve absolutely loved being in the village since day 1 – we love the walks, and the fact that when out walking nearly everyone greets each other with a cheerful hello (not the case everywhere!). The little shop and in fact the garage have been really useful – the shop owners always cheerful and chatty.
I thought having the COVID-19 / Harston display at the church (Oct 2020) was wonderful. I volunteered to show people around one of the days.