For me so far
- Video calls of our 3 and 4 year old grandchildren baking cakes, organising easter egg hunts, and showing us what they've learnt that day
Calls "from" our 2 month old granddaughter talking (aka gurgling!) and being cuddled by her elder brother
People politely walking - and cycling - around and away from each other
Texts and emails from friends and relatives "yes, we're OK thanks"
Seeing an Asian lady in full traditional dress, looking out of place in a predominantly white middle class district, happily delivering prescriptions to elderly people.
Keeping our hands warm on Thursday evenings, along with the other residents of the street.
Neighbours giving us home-grown (laid?) eggs and rhubarb, and us being able to pick up the odd bits of stuff for them while we are shopping.
- Going to our local garden centre's "pop-up" vegetable store and being asked what size protective gloves we need! (Won't let you in unless you are wearing them)
Chatting to people from the opposite sides of the road, or from opposite sides of our gardens (tricky when one of our neighbours is hard of hearing!)
Realising the sudden sneezing fit is due to seasonal hay fever rather than anything more serious - and having to take antihistamines before going to the shops!
Running out of minor DIY or gardening consumables and not being able to pop out and get more - such as ant powder, and the last drill bit of a particular size that I've just broke.
- Putting my name down among 750,000 others on the volunteer list, then having my wife pointing out my age and health issue so having to remove my "I'm available" times. Thus having to put myself with the majority of people who are striving not to add to the problem, instead of positively being part of the solution.
Carefully planning shopping to minimise visits into shops, and finding there's still items that are being stripped from the shelves. Yes I know I could pop to another supermarket to try and get what I need, but that's defeating the object isn't it. (A couple of bags of bread flour for example can save me and extra shop visit or three over a few weeks, apart from it tasting much better when I make it!).
Not being able to take our occasional (sort of weekly) trip to places further away for walks. At least we are saving on fuel!
Not being able to visit our children and grandchildren, and help them out when they need it most