Take your mind back to Christmas 2019, enjoying the fun, celebrations, gift giving and receiving, everything that goes with the festive season. Rolling slowly in to January of 2020, and we hear whispers of some virus🦠 kicking off in China, but that's the other side of the world, an awful situation but not going to affect us.
How wrong we were!!! The whole world went into something of a tailspin😱
Now here we are, March 16th 2021, in our third lockdown, we have been closed for 33 of the last 52 weeks, hard to fathom.
What have we been doing during that last 12 months, a lot of time was spent getting ready for when we could reopen, COVID policies and procedures, staff training, reorganising the salon, installing polycarb as dividers between sections, hand sanitising units, upskilling and the list goes on. While most of this was done during the first lockdown, this left a bit of a void for the following two.
Back in October, I took up acrylic painting, as I needed something to fill my time and distract me from all the excesses of social media and to help me keep my head clear. I have found this to be very therapeutic and a great way to switch off from everything and I am very grateful to have had the time to explore this. I am now starting to produce some pieces worthy of been hung on the wall. As an added bonus, it means I'm not sitting on the sofa for as long in the evenings, which means I'm putting less crap in my mouth, while mindlessly watching Netflix🙈
I have also been making great use of the gorgeous walks available in Aherlow, it has to be one of the best amenities freely available to all, on our doorstep. I am hopeful it might help in the fight against Covid Pounds, and keep Otis🐾 (AKA The Terrorist) a bit calmer.
Where do we go from here, well once we get a confirmed date for reopening, I will be in touch with all clients whose appointments were cancelled since the beginning of this lockdown, once all these clients have been rescheduled we will then start contacting everyone on our list, if you would like your name to be added to the list, please just get in touch, you can call the salon on 06252070, or message through our social channels
This has been a very difficult period for so many, let me know how you have been dealing with the last 12 months..... have you been working the whole way through this pandemic, temporarily laid off or have you lost your job, unfortunately this has become a reality for many😘