Stories from our Community - Sandra Cromarty

Stories from our community - Sandra Cromarty

As a community, have all demonstrated incredible resilience and strength through the recent COVID-19 restrictions. We asked our community to share their stories of the recent level 4 lock-down. Here, Sandra Cromarty one of our fabulous volunteers.

What was the best thing about being in isolation?

So many positives about the lockdown, cupboards have been cleaned out and sorted for the Op Shop, a task that’s been on the back burner for far too long! I’ve loved being able to slow down and appreciate all the good things in our lives: watching families out walking and biking together; friendly waves from people I hardly know; gathering outside with neighbours on Anzac morning to commemorate our soldiers, the list goes on …. and also my camellias have begun to flower, so beautiful.

What was the hardest thing about being in isolation?

Definitely no hugs, there’s nothing quite like a child’s hug; as a friend said to me earlier “I don’t think I will take for granted the gift of a hug again”. Not being to catch up with family and friends especially café catch-ups. I’m also in need of a haircut, I look like something from a horror movie first thing in the morning!

Did you learn a new skill during this time, or learn something about yourself or a loved one that you didn’t know? Tell us about it.

An origami challenge was set, the jury is out on how successful that was, the butterfly looked more like a dead moth! It’s a lot harder than I thought. However I did make a paper hat (another challenge) which turned out not too bad, it’s amazing what you can make with what you have at hand.

Was there an act of kindness that you experienced during the lockdown that you would like to share.

My 6 year old granddaughter sent us beautiful pictures and messages of love - she’s a delight. 

What is the first thing you are going to do when the restrictions are lifted?

A haircut and colour!

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