After what seems like a very long time, next Monday is a landmark day – the most significant easing of lockdown so far. And thanks to a month of freezing cold socialising outside, I can hardly wait to get indoors again!
I don’t know about you, but this bank holiday felt more “normal” than any of the others in the last year or so.
Statement of the obvious: 2020 wasn’t a year to write home about. But although the Stay At Home order was devastating in a number of ways, there were a few upsides.
It’s a bit of an understatement to say we’ve been busy over the last few months. The reality is that ever since Lockdown 1 ended we’ve experienced – wait for it – unprecedented demand for our buildings.
It was rather inevitable wasn’t it? Rather than those two beautiful 20 degree days heralding in the next stage of lockdown easing and the Grand Reopening of the Beer Garden, the temperatures have plunged rather considerably now.
I don’t know about you, but that little slice of freedom tasted good, before the weather turned again and BBQs in the sunshine were replaced with snow showers!
Finally, after weeks and weeks confined to our homes, lockdown is beginning to ease. And with beautiful weather across much of the country, I’m sure that plenty of us are taking the opportunity to meet with family and friends over the next few days.
It’s been a reflective time for the whole country this week, as we marked a year since the first national lockdown.
Last week I spoke about our brand new combination display building; part ‘place to get your head down and get something done’ and part ‘place to store all your tools’.
The Shields Buildings story is a long one. After all, we’ve been around for 30 years this month, so we’ve had our fair share of twists and turns.