We asked you to help us spread a little cheer as we enter the third national lockdown.
Steve Beinder, of Stair in the Newlands Valley, responded with this brilliant idea he came up with during the first lockdown.
He set himself the challenge of allowing himself to travel just 20 paces from his front door to find photo opportunities and subjects.
He said: “Some are taken indoors but most are outside shots. I was amazed how much there was within such a small radius to keep me busy in such strange and isolated times.”
If you’d like to follow Steve’s example and take on the 20-pace photo challenge – then we’d love to see the results.
We would also love it if you would share with us and our readers the things that have brought you a little bit of joy during these lockdown days – be it a photograph of a bird in your garden, that loaf of sourdough bread that turned out perfectly (or not so perfectly), what your home office looks like or something you’ve spotted while out on your daily allotted exercise.
It could even be a screengrab of a meeting of your group or organisation – let’s celebrate what good things we can do during lockdown.
Sue Millard sent us this photo of her practising her Zoom presentations that she’s due to be hosting over the next three months.
She said: “Cumbrian Women’s Institutes are taking to video conferencing in a big way!
“Screenshot of me practising for all the fell pony talks I’m scheduled to give via Zoom over the next three months.
“Here I am in my office with all my books on fell pony history – plus copies of the novels I’ve had published.
“Between talks and Fell pony commitments I am busy with a new book set in Cumbria!”
Tell us why you love the photo, what it means to you and how you’re coping during lockdown.
We’ll also need your name and address.
We will publish a selection across our platforms.