I know, it is the last thing on your mind, but we need to record this time in lockdown somehow. For our children and our grandchildren, to spark our memories as they dim, and to help us realise that this is both a transient time, and a moment in history.

You never know, your observations, information or photographs could be used mark history, like this journal from the Spanish Flu published by the Smithsonian Magazine recently.

Here are some things you can do to keep this time for posterity.

Keep a diary

Buy yourself a special book and write an entry every day or whenever you feel like it. You can also blog your thoughts, type them in a document or even record you speaking on your phone.

Take photos and videos

Capture what you and your family have been doing during lockdown. Before and after shots of home projects, tik tok dance routines, art and craft, cooking and recipes, dog training or fitness routines. Whatever it is that you have been doing and doing differently.

Write letters

Take some time to write a letter to a friend or relative and post it, tell them about how you feel about lockdown, what you’re looking forward to when the restrictions are lifted and what you’ve been doing at school, home or work. Letters create a wonderful record, and hopefully you might get one back!

These are just a few ideas, I’m sure you’ve got so many more. Share in the comments or email nicole.roache@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au with your ideas!