Rita has always been so supportive since the virus started and her mother working on the frontline but that hasn’t stopped her from worrying.
Amanda asked how Vera is doing and Rita replied:
‘I speak to her every single day – probably twice a day. I am still very concerned and am tormented always worried about her, but there is just no stopping her.
‘My mother is such a positive person and even throughout of all this, she’s been so uplifting.
‘She feels as though it’s her duty and her responsibility. It’s so inspiring to see her get up to help save lives every single day.’
Rita then went on to say that the global pandemic has helped her ‘appreciate everything so much more’, and hopes the world with be a ‘kinder’ place once the pandemic has passed.
‘I really do appreciate everything so much more now. Everyone is in the same boat and you really see what’s important in life when something like this happens,’
‘I feel that once this is all over, there will be a lot more kindness in the world. And I hope that people will realise the value of life and see things differently.’
Since the pandemic started in the UK, Rita recently signed up to be an NHS volunteer – is spending her time at home, where she’s been spending more time than ever in bed to ‘catch up’ on a decade of lost sleep.
‘I just feel very content weirdly enough because I’ve been travelling for like 10 years, so I’m catching up on 10 years of sleep. I’m recording and trying to be productive.’
She also said that she has been ‘snacking’ more often, and says her go-to snack is a Jaffa Cake.
Yum we love Jaffa Cakes.
Vera is doing a fantastic job working in the NHS and we applaud her for that.