A strange week, and likely difficult for all of us in different ways – for some people very difficult.
Here we’ve been continuing work in the studio in Hampshire… as normal? Well not quite.
In the middle of the South Downs National Park it’s usually a lot quieter than London anyway. But this morning I went for a long run and saw only three cars, two walkers, and a UPS van. We feel lucky to be here right now, but we’re only a little bit behind the capital.
I also saw two buzzards, a red kite, half a dozen horses and a flock of sheep. They were doing just fine, and perhaps that’s a perspective that we can try to carry on, and that this uncertain short-term future will at some point be memory.
It’s not always easy, but we can adapt quickly and remain positive.
It was beautiful up on Old Winchester Hill this morning. Bleak, blowing a gale, and cold, but still beautiful. Up there it hasn’t changed much for a few hundred years.
Last night I attended my usual Pilates class… but online! It was brilliant, and that it’s been reorganised in this new way so quickly was a great example of how adaptability and flexibility (although not necessarily my physical flexibility) can have such a positive impact.
Our interactions and our communities have changed very quickly, but they’re only changing – they don’t have to go away.
Along with our suppliers and contractors we’ve also been adapting quickly and finding ways to continue working on our projects together with less contact.
We’re communicating with our clients in different ways so that we can maintain the smooth running of projects while following all of the latest guidance.
At the end of this unusual week I hope you have a healthy and peaceful weekend.
Look after yourselves and stay safe.