One man went Furlough: The gift that keeps giving

So after my initial frustrations with the additional 3 weeks of lockdown, I’m planning once more to turn barriers into opportunities and really hoping to pull some great positives out the bag.

The first fortnight of my leave has been productive to say the least and I’m excited to see what else I can achieve whilst being bank-rolled by Boris. 

I’m probably in the minority, when it comes to people who miss their work. This is the longest ‘holiday’ I’ve ever taken from employment, and it has taken some serious getting used to…But I don’t hate it, albeit I detest the circumstances.

What’s planned for the next few weeks? Well, the garage is pretty much ready for some spanner action on the 944. Dj’ing is on hold due to a power issue on one deck, but fingers crossed I’ll be mashing beats and scratching like a rabid dog once more in the days that follow. 

I’m set to revisit some writing work I started years ago, including a new TV game show format that’s been re-ignited by watching the ITV drama, Quiz. Hopefully I can make a prototype, and who knows, if I can find a sparkly jacket I might even test drive it live online soon! 

Time with the girls has largely been a pleasure, although my patience has thinned with drawing on anything other than paper, ‘watering’ of furniture by our smallest and the selective deafness and back chat from the big one.  I’ve not killed Connie, and she’s resisted doing me in too – so that’s another win. 

Something I have enjoyed (and funded by the fact we’ve not bought a litre of fuel in more than a month) is shopping locally.  We’ve discovered a fabulous old-school butcher and have taken our custom to the local pet shop for rabbit food and a host of green-waste bags. It’s less stressful, more akin to buying food whilst on holiday, (maybe cos I am?!) and hopefully we can keep up this habit and support our neighbourhood shops more in the future.

I hope you have managed to take some good stuff from ‘our’ situation too.

Love to you all. 

Originally published on Facebook 21st April 2020

Published by newworkingcouk

A content marketer for a large classic car parts supplier by day, my time on furlough during the C-19 lockdown ignited my creativity to produce my own writing and actually host it somewhere. I’m preprogrammed to look for opportunities, I’m pretty good at finding positives in stuff and I’d like to think my views are at least entertaining, if not useful in some way. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

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