Music, Skype conversations, Isolation - sound familiar?

It would be interesting to hear people's take on isolation, and how it's changed your lifestyle. I bet a lot of it would be very familiar to many of us. Feel free to add a comment on how you're living or how you're getting by!

For me, I'm trying to put this strange time to good use, mostly through writing and composing music; I'm fortunate in that I have a recording set-up in the flat here. (As soon as I produce something I'm happy with, you'll be the first to know!) But, working at my desk with a microphone, a keyboard, a guitar and a fiddle availale to me - well, it could be worse.

Exercise is important; it seems very clinical now - I'm aware that I'm going out for the good of my physical and mental health, and try to make sure I do it once a day. My bike is my saviour, and there is a great feeling of freedom in cycling through streets and parks of Glasgow (At a suitable distance from others of course!)I'm concerned about anyone who's struggling financially right now - I seem to be scraping by despite all gigs and work being cancelled, and am hopeful that I'll be able to claim a living through the job protection scheme until I can get back to work. So I'm one of the lucky ones. Those working in the health service I thin kof particularly - a hard job at the best of times.

It's really nice to be able to keep up with family through Skype or online platforms. My folks, brother and sister in law in Shetland; Sister and her partner in London. We're chatting, having drinks together and playing quizzes; but we're also really hoping we get to see each other again very soon. Till then, this is the best contact we get.

 

I hope everyone's surviving and remaining healthy; please take care and look after yourselves.

Barry

4 comments

  • Midder
    Midder Shetland
    Well said Barry. Strange times for us all, and we must make the best of it. You certainly are doing so. Much love. Xxx

    Well said Barry. Strange times for us all, and we must make the best of it. You certainly are doing so. Much love. Xxx

  • Robin
    Robin Cornwall
    Hi Barry, It's not too bad right here so far. There are six of us living in caravans in the field so, although we're distancing from each other, we've still managed to collectively dig the veg patch and build a makeshift shower from my old water barrel and pump. It's been great to see all the wildlife having a field day too – we have foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, and loads of birds. I haven't seen a deer recently, but we do get them up here. Love the music! Cheers, Robin / Old Bean

    Hi Barry,
    It's not too bad right here so far. There are six of us living in caravans in the field so, although we're distancing from each other, we've still managed to collectively dig the veg patch and build a makeshift shower from my old water barrel and pump. It's been great to see all the wildlife having a field day too – we have foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, and loads of birds. I haven't seen a deer recently, but we do get them up here. Love the music!
    Cheers,
    Robin / Old Bean

  • Barry Nisbet
    Barry Nisbet
    Sounds pretty nice Robin - A bit of community is really helping I'd say! I'm looking forward to the next instalment of your sailing story - I'm kind of inspired to do a similar thing about my own story, if you don't mind...

    Sounds pretty nice Robin - A bit of community is really helping I'd say! I'm looking forward to the next instalment of your sailing story - I'm kind of inspired to do a similar thing about my own story, if you don't mind...

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