I have not posted on this thread to date mainly because I have so little to complain about, none of our family and friends have had any encounters with Covid. In fact our best friends DIL, who is a physio at our local hospital, commented that even at the height of the pandemic it was eerily quiet at work. So it seemed as though Covid had by-passed Huddersfield until our misfortune to be part of Kirklees thrust us into special measures. But even that is not causing us too much discomfort, especially as it has coincided with both sets of grandchildren being away on staycations.
Even the lockdown period changed very little for us, we had few problem getting delivery slots from Sainsburys, we did miss the occasional Sunday lunches at our 2 son's houses. but video calls kept us up to date with both families, and as soon as we were allowed we did meet up again, until the current restrictions were imposed.
However since my wife's stroke 10 years ago cruising has become our main holiday outlet , we have done the occasional holiday park or hotel stay with our families, but we do find that cruises are by far the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays. So I suppose our major concern is whether and when we can re-start cruising again, as planning and preparing for our 2 or 3 cruise holidays per year is what has kept us cheerful, and why I keep chiding wowzz, and others, not to be so pessimistic.