Mr and Mrs Finney recently spoke to BBC Radio Solent about their isolation experience at Audley Stanbridge Earls, and also wrote us a blog to share their story.
We arrived here on December 13th full of anticipation and excitement for a new life in Hampshire.
We have not been disappointed and immediately entered into all events and support that were offered. Christmas dinner was excellent and the first chance to meet our fellow villagers who have become good friends. Now in isolation, contact is made with a wave and a few words from a distance.
For Pete and I, we are blessed with each other’s company and after 53 years of marriage in some challenging times, we are coping well. Family and friends phone and email as social contact is so important and we have even learnt a new skill – Zoom!
Yes, we look forward to our picnics and walks by the sea and in the New Forest in the future. For now, let’s be so thankful for all on the front line enabling us to stay safe.
Sue and Peter Finney
Mr and Mrs Finney spoke to BBC Radio Solent about life at Audley Stanbridge Earls. Skip to 1:34:30 in the programme to hear their interview.
If, like Mr and Mrs Finney, you haven't used Zoom before and need a helping hand, take a look at the technology guides on Audley Stories to get you started with things like video calling, downloading apps, online games and podcasts.