The last 12 months has been horrendous for most people. It’s been impossible to see family and friends, get out and play sports or follow your hobbies.
Peoples mental health is suffering from this and with home educating children on top I don’t know how you all do it, but you do and you should be proud of that.
As many of you may know I’m a big believer in people having print around the place rather than digital files.
Back when I was little there were no computers, we still used rolls of film (now i’m dating myself ) We used to have a few picture frames around with pictures of the family me and my brother and sister. There were loads of photo albums .
Even when I first met my wife she kept (still does) a picture of me in her purse.
With the advent of digital imaging printing technology has improved so much that you can have gorgeous print products, metalics, acrylics and quality canvas in your home for everyone to admire.
There are now a range of papers that allow you to have good old gloss prints or textured papers for your photographs. Depending on the occasion you can get professional quality albums or cheaper press printed books for the family holidays
How many of you have got boxes of the family albums up in the loft? Why not get them out and spend the occasional evening looking back at what you and the family have done over the years. I think many folks as they get older will regret just having an instagram feed full of similar selfies and bunny ear filters. Don’t forget to keep those untouched shots for your memoirs as you grow older.
Looking back at earlier years with the family can provoke some amusement and discussion, “look at grandad with his 1970’s long hair and platform shoes!” Print those mobile phone shots out. Looking at printed pictures is easier on the eyes than staring at a phone or computer screen
I’m not trying to sell you anything here but giving you the potential for family engagement and helping your mental health along whilst our movements are restricted.
We will be able to go for a drink and meet up with friends and relatives again, just have to be patient. I can’t wait for grassroots sport to be back.