The questions we have been asking during this pandemic have changed. It used to be ‘Are your family well. Have they caught covid?’ Then it moved on to ‘How are you coping without seeing people? Are you able to get your shopping?’ At the beginning of the year we were asking ‘Have to had your first vaccine yet?’

As January became February we enquired, ‘Have you had your second vaccine yet?’ It now seem the latest question is ‘When will you have your hair cut?’ Hairdressers have become the most important people in our lives. Today I’m able to plait my hair because it is so long. Tomorrow I’m having it cut. I’m almost sorry to see it go. I will never grow it so long again. The time is coming when people will be able to see my hair style because they will be able to see me.


Since going into ‘you know what’, our conversations have changed. Now we ask ”Have you had your vaccine?’ ‘Have you had your second jab?’ ‘When will you have your hair cut?’ ‘Have you had covid?’ ‘Did you have bad effects from the vaccine?’ Questions that would never have been uttered in the past.

We are also interpreting the rules differently. Some think its OK to travel 250 miles to a beauty spot, while others hardly leave their homes. There are those who have family to stay when some won’t even let people visit their gardens.

My prayer is that whatever our behaviour, the virus does not increase. I think we are all getting to the end of our endurance. Thinking of others should still be our tope priority.