What we've been upto over the winter lockdown

You may remember our first 'What we did over lockdown' blog back in June when some of the team shared a little insight into how they spent their days and weekends during the first period of restrictions... oh how we thought that would be the only one!

As we experience yet another lockdown, we thought we'd re-share what some of the Stafffinders team have been doing to keep ourselves busy during the winter lockdown.

Linda Cehovica - Recruitment Consultant

"Throughout this lockdown, my sister was due and I was able to be there for her every step of the way! Long hours and uncomfortable hospital chairs all paid off when little Oliver arrived on 18th January.

Soon after that, I took the opportunity to get a puppy since I would have time to settle him into his new home and start some training. Kaiser the new puppy is such a gem, gets on well with training since spending a lot of time with him and has even become best friends with his big sister (cat) Tilly!"

Linda Cehovica - Recruitment Consultant

Sharon Spence - Principal Consultant

"There is no doubt this has been a more difficult lockdown than the first; the dark mornings mixed with the snow, wind, rain and hail have made it a little more difficult to get out and enjoy what daylight we have. 

It has been a juggle for the majority of parents mastering the fine art of homeschooling ( if you have teenagers like me, it’s the motivation factor ) and work.  The majority of people I have spoken with have said that even the children are asking to go back to school!

So, this lockdown,  if it has been dry (ish) I have grabbed the opportunity to get outside into the fresh air  - even managed to drag a rogue teen and when the weather hasn’t been as great, I took the time to read books from the Stafffinders library, and watch through some topical webinars!"

Sharon Spence - Principal Consultant

Hayley Stevenson - Resourcer

“Lockdown has been an interesting one for me. During the first lockdown, I rescued my one-year-old Alaskan Malamute, Kaya. Since her arrival, I haven’t stopped walking - Which is tiring when you’re only 5’0!"

Hayley Stevenson - Resourcer

Angie Ritchie - Recruitment Consultant

“During the 2nd lockdown, I have been fortunate enough to enjoy the outdoors (despite the weather) and I have been going on amazing walks nearby. I have also been watching intriguing documentaries and have been reading some great books.”

 Angie Ritchie - Recruitment Consultant

Lauren Moodie - Marketing Associate

"I think we're all in agreement that this lockdown is very different from the last and has undoubtedly been the hardest for many with the winter months rolling in! The way I've been trying to keep busy has also changed, as I swapped baking sweet treats with learning new cooking recipes and ditched the long summer strolls for quick 'get the steps in' walks. However, I've got to admit I do love snowy days so this really helped me to enjoy the outdoors more and appreciate what's around me. Spending more time inside than the last lockdown, I've also re-discovered my love for reading."

Lauren Marketing Associate

Anne McLachlan - Finance Assistant

"I didn’t have the best start to this year as I hurt my back 2 days before I was due back at work after the Xmas and New Year holiday all I did was bend down to clean my dog's paws after a long walk and that was it, anyway recently have started to do a bit of baking again, this time I tried bread rolls they need tweaking that’s for sure but they were edible and I made a fresh cream and salted caramel cake too, hoping to start getting back to the long walks again when this icy weather goes away."

Anne McLachlan - Finance Assistant