“As soon as lockdown was announced and I was furloughed, I decided to use the time as a ‘sabbatical’ from the business of everyday life - slow down, indulge in the simple pleasures and support the community I love.

During this time I’ve read more than I would in a year, gone for long walks, enjoyed the heath and cooked recipes that took all day!

I’ve also tried to help as much as I could by shopping for the elderly and volunteering for North London Cares and Salvation Army - it feels good to give something back to the area I love so much.

In a strange way the has helped me regain the balance in my life.”