Before measures were introduced to start easing the lockdown, Solo Living wanted to journal and feature aspects of solo life and living alone during the first ten weeks of the lockdown through the simplicity of black and white photographs. Thanks to members of our Super Solos Living Community who share their photos and words below.
Week 9 of lockdown (for me) Working from home, I sit at this desk probably 40 hours a week. No more tea rounds, no cakes, no laughter, I feel more on repeat now than ever before… But I keep smiling due to being lucky to be in the position that I am in, I have my job, I have work to do, I am busy and I am safe and well.
Wakefield, West Yorkshire. 19 May 2020
My companion Sabre, she is a needy cat but keeps me sane living alone and warms my lap when I’m working, she’s become very affectionate more than ever since being in lockdown.
Wakefield, West Yorkshire. 28 April 2020
Homeschooling – not all education is academic.
Greater Manchester. 7 May 2020
My lockdown companion and me.
Greater Manchester. 20 April 2020
Having time to see the nature that might normally pass us by.
A hot day in the garden. My disabled son, Asha aged 24 wearing his NHS t-shirt with pride.
Home hair cuts!
Brighton, 4th April 2020
The best I could do was a montage as individually they’re not that interesting or well-composed but overall show a theme….. I’ve just been watching the river and the birds and boy have I seen some sights 🦆🦢. Yes, that swan is mating right in front me…. absolutely fascinating.
19th May 2020
The sun was warm very early this morning and my fav little swan came for breakfast.
20 May 2020
This just about sums up lockdown for me. Crying with laughter with friends on a zoom chat. We’re still doing catch up calls at least 3 nights a week, it’s been great!
1 April 2020
I have this corner to hang out on and this window to see what’s out.
The Philippines. 22 May 2020
Isolating at home in SW Scotland meant my usual supply of free-range eggs wasn’t available. So I re-floored and re-roofed an old shed so that I can have hens. I learned some useful new DIY skills along the way, including using a nail gun! The hens should arrive in a couple of weeks now.
A key worker wearing her uniform.
Not sure which week of lockdown this was…but, it felt like 6 months! At home (thank goodness) in Mid Wales. Living alone with two teenage sons..thankfully I seem to be more under control now.
9 April 2020
A very windy day so no one at the beach, just Mr Peen my lockdown bestie and me (Sandy). Blowing the cobwebs away after a stressful WFH day.
Southsea Beach, Portsmouth, 22 May 2020
A house around the corner from where I live. I walk past it most days and it makes me smile. I don’t know who lives there I’m afraid. It is still there now.