Quarantine Diaries with Margaret Dunn

Margaret Dunn shares her life under lockdown in Surrey, UK. Margaret has been working for Tank Storage Magazine and StocExpo for over 10 years. 

What are your top tips for staying home?

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Working with children at home can be overwhelming and it’s hard not to feel guilty when they want your attention. We’re making the most of support from family, who are keeping the children entertained by hosting Zoom scavenger hunts, virtual games and story-telling.

Are you doing any exercise?

We’re lucky to live in the countryside, so there are lots of places we can take our miniature schnauzer within walking distance. Before lockdown I went to a fitness bootcamp but for now this has been replaced with jumping in muddy puddles and running after my youngest as he learns to ride his bike!

What have you been baking?

The only things we’ve managed to bake are rocky road and flapjacks – quick & easy!

What are you currently watching?

I’m really into Grayson’s Art Club at the moment. It’s not something I would have ever watched before, but a friend started a Zoom painting class one evening a week and I find it’s a really good way of winding down.

What are you reading?

Reading is a distant memory I’m afraid. If I get any spare time I try to encourage the children to read, so that hopefully they don’t fall too far behind when they do eventually return to school.

What are you most looking forward to?

Going on holiday. Like so many people we’ve have had plans cancelled including our family holiday, camping trips and tickets to Glastonbury festival – I’m grateful we’re all safe and healthy but I’m looking forward to filling my diary back up again!

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