Welcome to the BB community! So glad that you joined.
I'm so sorry for the hardship you had to deal with. I hope all is well.
Congrats on writing and publishing your new book!
COVID has impacted everyone and I understand how hard it can be. It's unfortunate how we can't see our loved ones and friends face-to-face.
Don't worry this lockdown will end soon and the virus will be history. Just have hope! it's the only thing we can hold onto during this tough time.
You can also try videocallling your rels and good friends, it will feel more real than a phone call.
well done on the book - maybe there is another book in the current situation you find yourself in - distraction - creative distraction is what works for me - I draw and can get lost in a pencil drawing for hours or go for a walk into the bush with a sketch pad
dont worry about the housework it will still be there when you actually feel like doing it ;>) and this covid situation wont go on forever what do they reckon by mid October there will be lots of freedom for the fully vaccinated
have you taken advantage of the "singles Bubble" where you can nominate a friend to visit - I think that is still available
happy to talk Sparehead