Tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do? Where have you been spending lock down?
I am Elsa, and I have been a member of the House of St Barnabas the last 5 years (time flies!) I am an executive assistant in a fintech company, and I’ve spent lockdown working from home, doing very long walks and some volunteering.

How’s lock down been for you?
I’d like to say that it was a nice break but the truth is that I found it very hard. Everything I love -travelling, meeting friends, going to museums, art galleries, theatre, having a drink at the House- was gone. It was scary to see the structures of my life disappearing so easily and quickly. But this also gave me the chance to re-evaluate everything.

What’s something you’ve learned about yourself (or the world) over the last few months?
I really need movement! And Covid-19 proved that there are far more kinder people in the world than I thought.

What have you missed most about the House? What do you look forward to getting back to?
Everything! I miss the people, the atmosphere, the music gigs at the chapel, and of course I terribly miss the garden which has to be the first place I will spend my time in during my first visit back.

If you could have a drink with one person (real or imaginary) at our bar, who would it be?
It has to be my flatmate – we have been through so much together, including multiple lockdowns. I’m proud to say that we didn’t have a single disagreement despite being home together 24/7.

Say hello to me to talk… e.g. marketing, the offside rule, the history of the brioche bun
About mental health, travel suggestions and what you learned during lockdown.


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