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Topical Tropical Trinity

Season 1 – Week 6

Question Fun Directory

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Topical Tropical Trinity questions are about your interests, your passions, your hobbies and activities and about living your life in general.

Each weekly game will have a fixed ‘subject’ and ask you two basic questions – and one three fold question.

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Today’s Questions for Topical Tropical Trinity are based on ..

“Lockdown Limbo”

Q.1

How long have you personally been in lockdown – when was the last times you were out and about and will you automatically return to your life post-lockdown?

Q.2

Are you happy with your progress so far and your ability to stay sane? [Alternative question – When did you pass Go on the Insane journey – how is that going for you?]

Q.3

Have you started a new hobby?


When was the last time you talked to the toilet? [No to the toilet not in the toilet]

If you share the house with others – either animal or human – how is the extended home time coming along with loved ones?

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Q.1

How long have you personally been in lockdown – when was the last time you were out and about ‘typically and normally’ and will you automatically return to your life pre-lockdown?

The UK has been in lockdown since Monday – March 23rd – we are now approaching week 5 – 33 Days in. l mostly live at home and am in town only occasionally – perhaps six days out of every thirty. My last time properly in town was at a Dentist appointment on March 10th, on the 18th March l was with Suze and we got fish and chips and then on the 27th March Suze and l went into town on a curbside shopping collection from Tesco.

Since then, l haven’t actually been in to Deal at all. Suze has been in more, but these too are sparingly due to online shopping becoming available – it’s not brilliant, but it’s an order for collection once every two weeks. In the interim, Suze goes to the shop on a Saturday.

Will l return to life as it was? No, but then my life was typically not the norm anyway – l was not out and about daily into Town, whereas Suze used to travel Monday to Thursday to an office outside Margate.  But what l have noticed is that l have enjoyed lockdown to a certain degree in so far as limited people interaction and l think my biggest fear will just be engaging in real life with people again – l have not missed people at all.

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Q.2

Are you happy with your progress so far and your ability to stay sane? [Alternative question – When did you pass Go on the Insane journey – how is that going for you?]

In so far as daily life – day in and day out l have been fine in the physical sense … in the emotional wellbeing sense – it has been harder – but only because Suze has seriously struggled with Lockdown and l think in ways she didn’t realise possible and l didn’t see her struggles as being anything but readjustment issues till about week 3. By week 4, Suze started to really start to suffer from it all and now each day can be difficult.

I think the difference is quite label orientated to some degree – autism/Asperger’s helps to detach and isolate in a bubble and years of hard living alone in a caravan deep in the heart of the fens in Lincolnshire makes isolated living much easier. I have always talked to myself and other than human things – whereas Suze was never so visual in her talking to things – she now talks to herself ten times a day as opposed to once a day pre-lockdown. Me? I never shut up 🙂

Am l still sane? Yes. Is Suze? Yes, but seriously struggling and this in turn affects us both as a couple. The other thing is of course perhaps ‘sane’ is overrated.

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Q.3

Have you started a new hobby?


When was the last time you talked to the toilet? [No to the toilet not in the toilet]

If you share the house with others – either animal or human – how is the extended home time coming along with loved ones?

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Have you started a new hobby?

No, but l have started a business study course. We both have – but with concentration the way it is – it has been difficult. I have started a new series in the blog called Morning Musings – this has in some way become a hobby as such in so far as it involves me very deliberately going for a walk every Monday to Friday morning, taking photographs and then writing about my thoughts during the walk. So this way it encourages other hobbies to remain active – walking, writing, photography, thinking and natural meditation.

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When was the last time you talked to the toilet? [No to the toilet not in the toilet]

Every day, l talk to everything everyday now – l talk to the birds, myself, my screens, my keyboard … everything!

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If you share the house with others – either animal or human – how is the extended home time coming along with loved ones?

I am pretty laid back and easy going unless stressed …………. l have experienced more stress recently, admittedly and this has been due to Suze’s stress levels and struggles with Lockdown. Normally Suze and l can work from home and co-habit really well … but l have learned more about my partner since this all began, and not all of it has been comfortable admittedly.

Suze is NOT coping with this at all well .. she doesn’t like restrictions or being controlled, loss of freedom and or choices – l mean none of us do … but she has seriously struggled with not seeing people and more importantly her family. Most days she is talking to someone, l have encouraged her to talk to as many people as she can and her phone seems to have attached itself to her hand – it’s never far from her fingers. But l think l have probably annoyed her a lot during this period with my trying to keep her calm and practical.

We have had a lot of very deep and meaningful discussions and reflectively looked at our relationship… interesting results.

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Anyway, that’s me – now how about you? What would you answer to today’s Topical Tropical Trinity questions if asked? Oh hang on … l am asking.

Let me know below in the comments section or should you wish to – by all means create your own post – drop me a link in the comments section so l can read it and not ‘not’ see it. 

Thanks Rory

15 thoughts on “Topical Tropical Trinity

  1. Nothing about my “public” life has really changed. I go to my monthly pain doctor appointments. I go to the corner market, I go get groceries if I can’t get delivery. All that is pretty much what I did before lockdown. The only difference is Ben is home. His last day of school was Friday, March 13th. Also, the mask thing. Ugh! My county has issued a ruling that we MUST wear masks in public beginning May 1st.

    I’m as same as I ever was🤷🏼‍♀️ No new hobbies… I’m posting daily, that’s new.

    I talk to myself and my other selves all the time. I last spoke to the toilet yesterday after the “low flow” was having difficulty doing it’s job with Ben’s errr… ummm.. deposit. I was cursing the toilet out TBH.😂

    I miss the Little Yellow School Bus, but life hasn’t changed much for me, nor do I anticipate much change except getting used to wearing a mask when I have to “people”. Another excellent reason NOT to IMO.

  2. Luckily in my corner of Canada we’ve been able to avoid full-on lockdown. There are lots of public health orders around social distancing and what can and can’t stay open, but there’s no restrictions around how often we can leave home.

  3. Interesting and timely questions! Here’s my responses: http://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/04/25/tropical-trinity-with-rory-5/

    I’m glad to read that you & Suze are doing as well as you can under the circumstances. Being forced to be around even those you may love dearly can begin to wear and as long as this thing has been dragging on, I’m not surprised to hear that that’s what’s happening with you two. Hang in there. They say some better news is on the way… maybe.

  4. Suze would go mad in the U.S.A.! Our lockdown has just been extended thru May. In some areas, the pandemic is out of control. It depends on what state you live in, since Trump doesn’t want or know how to deal with this, so he’s turned it over to the governors. Fortunately, our governor has been able to keep his head and do what needs to be done. Some things will open in May – like golf courses, hallelujah! That will get my husband out of the house! I will answer the questions above in my own post.

  5. I’m seeing an unplanned relaxation based on chaotic testing and a tracing app that doesn’t work. Then the lockdown being reintroduced until the app is fixed and they ditch the current tests when they finally work out that being only 75% accurate is not really going to help anyone.

    1. This is marvelous thank you 🙂

      I was just reading your Lockdown series as well – great reading it from another part of the world – it shows indeed how very small the world is at times – bad news for your poor gardener.

      1. Thank you for reading😊 Our gardener was back today – I warned him that he could be arrested for being out during lockdown but gave him food and money. I just hope I am not enabling his habit!

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