Well what a time it's been!
I expect, like me, these past 2 years have disappeared into a vacuum of timelessness for you. When I talk about doing things in the past I have to remember to add on the extra 2 years when nothing happened; making everything seem so much longer ago.
My 3 great passions are yarn, dance and musical theatre so it's been a struggle to sit indoors on days that I'd booked theatre trips on.
Thankfully these are now starting to happen and last weekend Caitiknits and I saw the incredible "Burn The Floor" at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley and this weekend we are going to The Strictly Live Tour.
Many of you will know that I'm one of those irritating Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people who had to isolate for, what seemed like, 2 years. Being immunosuppressed due to my Lupus medication it's been a scary time (and still is) and I have been so grateful to all my lovely customers who have worn their masks and used the hand sanitiser when they've come in the shop,
Of course we were closed for a year and spent the time listing our older stock on eBay; we have sold a lot of wool and so have been able to survive the worst of it.
I'm asked weekly about starting classes and groups up again but, being totally honest, I'm too scared to have that close contact with people. It will take a bit of time to get used to people again. I do hope that, after Easter, we can start up a Knit and Natter in the garden like we did last year.
So, I hope that you and yours have kept safe and healthy over the past 2 years.
I read a terrific tweet from @chrischirp (Professor Christina Pagel) today about getting back to "normal" and how that "normal" must be different from pre pandemic days, If you're looking for pure science based info then you could do worse than to head to Independent SAGE, Christina Pagel, Dr Dan Goyal, Kit Yates and Professor Alice Roberts on Twitter.
To all of you who have struggled with the past 2 years, and all those still suffering I offer you my love and best wishes. I hope you have found something to distract you be it Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV or Sky (that tells you what I've been up to) or a creative past time (I will show some of my Lockdown makes another time).
Until next time
Lots of Love
My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..