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Oban this week is a very different place from the town we know and love. The only time I usually see it this quiet is at Christmas and New Year.
Our household is going to try to treat this time as half holiday/half a chance to do the things we keep putting off – which are many.
Work in the morning then, for the rest of the day, fun stuff, which for me includes watching films and crafting.
I’m sure everyone has lists of things they would like to do and this is our chance, within the current restrictions, to take the time to learn a new language online, read the books you’ve always said you would when you had time, tidy the loft or the cupboard everything falls out of.
If you put your mind to it, three weeks won’t be long enough to do all the things on your list – it certainly won’t be for me.
I am missing my friends already but we are lucky enough to have the technology to stay in touch, which I think will save my sanity in the coming weeks.
We all know someone who could benefit from a call now and again, just to check they are doing okay and have a wee blether. Isolation and loneliness will be a major problem for lots of people in the weeks ahead but I know from the fantastic community spirit in Oban already everyone will be doing their best to ensure no-one is left out.
The photograph last week was of the church in Argyll Square on the Albany Street side. This week is somewhere I will miss for the next wee while.