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My feelings haven't changed

Dwight's contribution to our Stay Home collecting project

I have lived in my little terrace house for 35 years.

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Living room with motorbike fish tank books and records

In what ways has the coronavirus pandemic changed the way you use your home?

It hasn't.

How do you feel about your home? How have these feelings changed?

I love my house it's a haven. My feelings haven't changed because of coronavirus.

Person on motorbike in living room
This is my living room and part time bedroom, workshop and recording studio. It's the place I feel most comfortable – buying my house is the best move I have ever made and has given me a sense of stability even at the worst times.

How does staying at home affect your relationships?

Not being able to visit my Dad or friends, or have them visit me is depressing.

What do you appreciate most about your home? What do you find frustrating?

It's all mine and a place of peace. I find not having a garden big enough to sit out in frustrating.

How has lockdown changed your habits or routines at home?

It hasn't.

How is your sense of home affected by your neighbours or those living nearby?

I have known most of my neighbours all their life: getting on well with my neighbours makes a big difference and makes my street more of home than just somewhere I live.

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