Covid strikes again! by judithdeacon

Covid strikes again!

We're supposed to be in South Africa at the present time to help my sister-in-law celebrate her 80th birthday but...Covid has made this impossible. Not to be beaten we arranged a Zoom Party instead, all her family in South Africa gathered at a winery and her family in the UK gathered with them on Zoom! A merry time had by all although, for a change, they were freezing in SA and we were sweltering here in the UK.

None of the images are brilliant as they were all taken off the screen during the party. The best image of the lot is the bottom left, taken from a video clip of Pat doing 80 straight leg raises for her 80th, although in actual fact she ended up doing 160 as her hubby forgot to turn the video on!!! (one can only imagine what words were exchanged!). Pat is a yoga teacher and keeps herself extremely fit but I still think this was an extraordinary effort considering she has two replacement hip joints and a cardiac stent! A terrific advertisement for the benefits of yoga!
that really is one fit 80 year old - she doesn't look it! I am glad you were able to make the best of the situation.
August 9th, 2020  
Well done to your sister!
August 9th, 2020  
Wearing very well for 80. Happy birthday! That's a real 'wish you were here'.
August 9th, 2020  
Covid has changed everyone's plans this year, but at least you are still able to keep in touch via Zoom. Sounds as though your sister in law still had a lovely birthday in spite of Covid.
August 9th, 2020  
She sounds amazing!
August 9th, 2020  
Good old Zoom! Such a great way of keeping contact.
August 9th, 2020  
She's certainly doing well. I'm glad that you were able to join in the celebrations from afar. I fear that it will still be quite some time before we can safely travel overseas (or even interstate). Our Premier said today that the hard border between WA and the rest of country could possibly still be in place next until the middle of next year (as long as Clive Palmer doesn't win his High Court challenge).
August 9th, 2020  
What a fantastic party that must have been. Such a pity covid messed up your plans. SA is not a great place to be atm, so you are not missing anything.
August 9th, 2020  
Happy birthday Pat from Scotland, it looks like you had a great time anyway.
August 9th, 2020  
I am so happy you were able to virtually celebrate with her. I know it meant a lot to her to have you all present even if it was virtually! She looks like an amazing person to be able to do all that activity! Happiest of birthdays to her.
August 9th, 2020  
Not the same as a real gathering, but so good that you could all zoom. Your sister in law is one fit lady!
August 9th, 2020  
we do the best we can in these difficult times!
August 9th, 2020  
What a trouper she is...I’m firmly convinced yoga is so good for you...do I do it, no sadly! Lovely gathering but a terrible disappointment not to be there!
August 9th, 2020  
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Happy Birthday from the Netherlands, Pat!
August 9th, 2020  
Wow! at is amazing - happy birthday to her :) Zoom birthday parties are becoming the norm sadly - I had 2 grandsons last week and my 3 year old granddaughter next Saturday - and i haven't seen her since February!! They live in Melbourne sadly :(
August 9th, 2020  
What a wonderful zoom party! At least you were able to celebrate with her virtually- a sign of the times sadly!
August 9th, 2020  
Excellent. Pat does not look 80! Great way to celebrate under the circumstances!
August 10th, 2020  
Happy Birthday Pat! Great collection from Corona-Party.
August 10th, 2020  
Perfect! Love stories of how people are still finding safe ways to be together
August 10th, 2020  
Great idea
August 10th, 2020  
Looks like a great zoom party-and at least you were all together.
August 10th, 2020  
Zoom has been a great solution for a lot of people
August 11th, 2020  
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