During the pandemic we have been using Zoom a lot to connect.

Initially we only used it a little as we weren’t very familiar with all this technology! But gradually as lockdowns continued and tiers were introduced we started to become more familiar with it. Summer in 2020 was wonderful as we could get to see each other again and we held some socially distanced meetings in the parks, although we could not use the Havelock Centre due to restrictions.

Towards the end of 2020 new restrictions came into place and we started to use Zoom a lot more! It was fun sometimes just to see other people who we could not meet in public.

For many people not being able to see family and friends was really tough. Particularly when life events or religious festivals and dates came and went it brought home to us all just what lock-down meant to others. Of particular concern were that many suffered during this time and could not attend funerals, or invite dear friends to weddings and other celebrations.