My happy place is definitely The O2 Arena in Greenwich, which is where you’ll usually find me in the evenings when lockdown is over! I’m lucky to live just a few minutes away, so it’s not only my go-to concert venue, but it doubles up as my local cinema and the place to go if I want to eat out.
I spent my lockdown at my home in Greenwich with my parents and my sister. We’re all real homebodies anyway, so in all honesty it hasn’t been that difficult for us and I’ve actually really enjoyed being able to rest up and take things a bit easier. When I was at work I was always going a mile a minute, juggling so many tasks, so it’s been nice to take a bit of a step back and take a breather.
Since COVID pretty much shut the entire world down and I’ve been off work I’ve come to really value my hometown in ways I hadn’t before. I’ve lived here my entire life and really taken for granted the amount of green space I have around me. I’ve really enjoyed taking walks through the park with my family, even if it’s just been a five-minute stroll getting to take in the fresh air.
When the pandemic is over, I really hope people remember to always show gratitude to others, to value what we have, and to be more compassionate.
Sadly, my Alicia hasn’t seen much adventure just yet as I purchased it right before we went into lockdown, so I haven’t had much opportunity to use it as we as a family have been sticking to the lockdown fairly strictly. My favourite thing to do in life is to attend concerts, and my Bloomsbury has accompanied me to many in the time that I’ve had it – and will continue to do so when we’re finally allowed to return to normality and get back at the O2 Arena!
What inspires me? Seeing people overcome adversity and finding happiness.