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Ensign Sports guru Meg Saultry shares her experience of lockdown

By Meg Saultry

The Ensign's resident sporting guru Meg Saultry has been working from the family home near Warragul for the past few weeks.

She has decided to share her experience of lockdown with the community.

For the past six weeks, I’ve been spending the COVID-19 shutdown bunkering down with my mum, Fiona, just outside Warragul, Gippsland.

In the end I was stood down from work for just over a month and I’m really happy to be able to restart at The Ensign with the help of JobKeeper.

During my first fortnight off, motivation was high.

I did the obvious podcasting, binge watching TV shows, daily walks (we have beautiful, green farmland around our house) and I’m pretty sure mum was happy when I got to a number of chores around the house - though I’ve taken full advantage of her cooking right back.

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Things got a bit weird around the three-week mark.

There were YouTube dance tutorials, a quick dalliance with the world of TikTok and some solid work on my dribble game all to keep me from getting bored.

I was even thinking about teaching myself to juggle at one point – thankfully it didn’t come to that.

Now that I’m back at work, albeit remotely, I’m broadening my horizons to not just include sport, and will take up some extra assignments at McPherson Media Group, including Small Farms.

One bittersweet note, I ending up spending my one-year work anniversary away from the office.

Hopefully though I’ll be back with the crew in Benalla soon, with plenty of live sport to report on in the second half of 2020.