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Life in Lockdown: Ffion, October 2020

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9th October 2020

I’m an award winner!  I was presented with an award at AWPF’s Annual Conference because of my work to support members during the Covid crisis. I’m so thrilled.

It’s been a busy week – we had the conference all day on Wednesday – I was so overwhelmed by getting an award that I had to go to bed at 8.30 pm!  It was a long day on Zoom.

We’ve finished uploading the training pack about advocacy and professional boundaries for student nurses.  Hannah and I did this and we’ve now sent it off so that is all the training done for TRAC

Life in lockdown continues – Caerphilly is still in lockdown and it’s been extended for at least another week. That means Caerphilly People First is only open for staff and volunteers at the moment. 

21st October 2020

Caerphilly People First is closing down today, ready for the next full lockdown, or Circuit Breaker. I feel very, very stressed and worried today about the next two weeks and worried about all our members too. 

The cat has torn his achilles tendon and had to have major surgery – he’s watching me from his basket with a purple cast on his leg!

28th October 2020

I’m feeling a bit brighter this week than I was last time we chatted.  I’m still fed up though!  I’m struggling with this second lockdown – the days seem to be dragging more especially now the clocks have gone back.  I think I’d feel better if I was in the office and had a better routine.

I’ve been keeping busy with planning some projects for work and I’ve been using Facebook lots to promote my weekly activity nights – these are held on Thursday nights and involve bingo, karaoke, quizzes and discos – whatever people want.  Anyone can join, you don’t have to be a member of Caerphilly People First.

I’ve also been having weekly chats with the Ambulance Service and we’re planning for the future.  The cat’s been back to the vets because there were some problems with his achilles tendon repair.  He’s moving about a bit better now though. 

Mum and I are going to wrap all the Christmas presents tomorrow!  We’re halfway through the fire-break lockdown now.  I can’t wait to get back to work

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