2020: Lockdown life October in review

This is part of my year in review. Writing one post will make it too long, so I’m breaking each month into a separate post. This is the latest instalment of lockdown life.

 And so we get to October. It was quite an auspicious month not only because it was my birthday, but it was also the month that our family got together since February. And what better occasion than my birthday :). Isn’t my birthday cake gorgeous, baked by The Pastry Chef Bakery?

lockdown life birthday cake
Sprinkles birthday cake
©2020 Regina Martins

The lockdown life photoshoot

Back in April, I organised a professional photoshoot for my niece’s prom – which was cancelled due to Covid restrictions in South Africa (of course, it was also the right thing to do in the context of the pandemic). So I repurposed it to a family photoshoot.

The lockdown life amaryllis

One other thing of note that happened this month is the amaryllis flowered! Look at how gorgeous it is!

The lockdown life rebounder

I ordered a rebounder and was eagerly waiting for it. The seller informed me of the delay in imported shipments due to Covid at Durban harbour. I felt that sitting the whole day in front of a computer wasn’t great for my health and fitness. There was no time to do a meaningful daily walk and rebounding was something I could do at the end of the day. I’d done two classes in January that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s also a great lymph flow and drainage exercise – essential for good health.

On a general note: during the course of the year, local deliveries became efficient and my expectations were frequently exceeded. I’m so impressed at how they courier came to the party; this also meant that people still had jobs.

That’s it for October. Have you checked out September?