Forever associated with a giant glass of red…

Oh dear…

I’ve been keeping a daily tweet diary since the start of my pre-lockdown self-isolation some 3 months ago. It’s one of those projects you aren’t sure why you are doing other than because you started it, and you haven’t yet got to the end. The thread isn’t meant to be a comprehensive record, nor is it meant to be profound or terribly meaningful. It’s just snippets of the changes in my little life and things of note on that particular day. They haven’t captured all aspects of life, and to some extent they are a distortion (the peaceful moments in the garden and the novelties and unexpected positives are over represented, whilst I’m largely silent about work, necessarily so). Largely its been a way of refocusing on the positives of life in a smaller sphere, a series of small appreciations.

I keep wondering if I should stop, but it seems a shame to just let it tail off, without an ending of sorts. And I know at the start at least some were cheered up by the pictures of nature and the outdoors. The truth is though, I’m largely keeping this record for my own purposes, though I find it hard to articulate why.

And so I keep on tweeting, every day or so, sometimes in a lump, and probably sometimes miscounting my days. Crochet (I know nobody cares about my terrible crochet, but I’m super proud of working out how to do it!), cute dog pics, flowers, seaside views, my decidedly amateurish home baking, and proof of rare attempts at engaging the children in some activity (don’t be fooled, they are spending the other 95% of every waking hour on a screen, just like your kids)…

Anyway, cometh the revelation on day 91 of my little project that my carefully woven multi-faceted thread has created a somewhat more two dimensional impression than I had appreciated : every time I post at the bottom of the thread it is presented on twitter with day 1 immediately above it (the tweets in between visually eradicated with a … ).

Whilst a glass of wine is indeed a part of my life for which I hold some fondness, it is a *little* mortifying to be told that some followers now associate me with a daily tweet of a large vat of red…ah well, as I have definitely never been heard to say of a bottle of wine, I’ve uncorked it now so I’d better finish it…

Whilst there has been a lot about lockdown that has been tough, I’ve tried to make the best of it and have genuinely enjoyed some aspects of it. I know others have had it far tougher than our little family, so I hope it doesn’t grate. Anyway, even if nobody else cares about or for it, I’ve rather enjoyed looking back at my little timeline of the last quarter in trying to find the link to that glass of red, and perhaps I will do so again in years to come when I find myself back on the hamster wheel and need a bit of perspective.

More for my own benefit than anybody else’s I’m pinning the link to the start of the thread here : here’s the link to the start of the thread. I wonder how long I’ll keep it up for…

https://twitter.com/Familoo/status/1240344917236473856?s=20

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