Lock-down – Week 5 ends

You will have noticed that I have changed my theme – apparently my old theme was ‘retired’. I hope you like the new one; I think it’s a bit easier to read.

Somehow I have missed out on week 4… these things seem to happen when you lose track of time…

hour glass

And here we are at the end of the 5th week of lock-down.

It’s amazing what one can learn when you have time on your hands. I’ve been following a blog called “Accidental Icon”   for a long time, admiring the author’s style in clothing and her musings on older women. Well, she has just opened my eyes to the behind-the-scenes of the fashion world… and it is shocking! I can highly recommend your reading Fashion Revolution– it certainly opened my eyes! But don’t take my word for it – read it yourself by clicking on the link(s). I still have a lot of catching up to do.

How would you like to go to work like this?

This week I was overcome by a feeling of Helplessness. I was banging my fists on my thighs in the middle of the night and would’ve screamed were it not for the fact that there are others under the same roof. And I find that having to consider others under these circumstances makes it even more difficult. If I were at home and were overcome by this same sense of helplessness, I could have yelled at the top of my lungs either standing on the beach, diving underwater, or in the forest – and no-one would’ve been any the wiser. But when we share space with other people – now or at other times – we have to be considerate. Especially when you don’t want to hurt people’s feelings!

And here’s the cherry on top: If I were at home, I would not have been able to do any of those things either!

And the next morning I felt very ashamed of myself. Dear God, there are so many people who are so much worse off than me! I simply want to go home. How fortunate am I? I have a home! What about those poor people who have been displaced by violence, hunger or simply losing a job? They have nowhere to go and have to rely on others to provide shelter, food and warmth.

And while you are on Facebook, have a look at the work of James Earley – his work is incredible and you will know what I am talking about. He speaks to your soul…

And yes, what about all those thousands of people who are in deep mourning over the loss of loved ones? Yes, I have lost loved ones; at least I know the pain that they are now suffering. Let us be kind to our fellow human beings.


Yes, it’s all a bit depressing, isn’t it? And yet… we have a pandemic on our hands. We are not sending loved ones to the front to fight for our freedom… and dying! However, we are at war against a common enemy, an invisible one. How frightening is that?!

My writing and painting inspiration has been leaking out, emptying the bucket. In order to try and get a grip, I joined a Lock-down Art Challenge. If you don’t do Facebook you will not be able to see it. However, if you do, have a look at Droushia Lockdown Art Challenge where you can either join to participate and/or vote for each week’s entries. It’s a lot of fun and… that is all it is; no prizes or awards – just straightforward fun.

This is my little entry for this week’s challenge: Space. It’s going to be fun to see what others are coming up with!


Till next time, stay safe and healthy!


2 thoughts on “Lock-down – Week 5 ends”

  1. Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your communication’s something different each time!

    I wanted you to know that I appreciate them.

    Sending you lots of love and healing Energy. 🙏🤗

    Did you see the Earth Day Concert organised by Ricky Kej? Live at One Page Spotlight, the theme song is Shine your Light.

    The beauty of the Earth 🙏 I will never forget your Fairy Garden! Keep Shining your Light

    These are not all my photos!

    This 1st Orchid is fairly rare in Cyprus

    Sent from my iPad


    1. Thank you SO much, Denise! No, I have not seen the Earth Day concert… boohoo! Never mind, I have lots to keep me occupied.
      I am working on re-publishing my fairy tale book and one of these days I will make another fairy garden; I will certainly make a point of inviting you! Just have to wait for the world to turn right-way-up again…

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