Life Under Lockdown: Mary takes inspiration from Captain Tom

Mary and Clare

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We’ve been asking our Christies Carers just how they are beating the boredom with their clients. 

Here’s Christies Carer, Clare, isolating with her client, Mary, at home:

“We are both busy bees, so Mary is knitting blankets to donate to Mothers Union that’ll end up in Africa.

We’ve also been making hats for premature babies.

Mary has also been inspired by Major Tom walking 100 lengths of his driveway so she did 87 laps around the garden before her birthday on the 22nd.

Mary is an incredible, positive person with a lovely sense of humour. Having recently been disappointed with not being able to travel back to South Africa, I think she’s keeping my spirits up more than I’m keeping hers up.

I’m extremely lucky to be here.”

We’ve also compiled some tips for our clients and carers to help you stay in touch and resources for beating the boredom. Check back often as we’ll be adding new tips all the time.

Stay at home and smell the virtual roses!

The Royal Horticultural Society will be creating a ‘Virtual’ RHS Chelsea Flower Show, to celebrate their great horticultural industry and gardening heritage with the Virtual Show running from Tuesday 19 May to Saturday 23 May.

Read the BBC Report

Visit the RHS website

Explore from home!

The Natural History Museum has a treasure chest of entertainment and learning online, including 14 virtual exhibitions and interactive experiences.

Visit the Virtual Museum

A night at the theatre!

The National Theatre streams a new, recorded live play every Thursday: This week Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night, next week Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein.

Visit the National Theatre YouTube page


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