Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview
Paul Newman, Paul Newman Landscapes
You’re self-isolating – who’s your favourite person to be locked up with?
Well, my wife and two sons, of course!
One thing that’s changed in daily routine that will continue post-lockdown?
To appreciate going for walks and discovering things around me.
How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day?
Usually between six and eight.
Best new series or book you’ve discovered?
Too many to choose from but binging on Netflix.
What do you miss most about pre-lockdown life?
Socialising with friends and family. going out for food and drinks.
DIY or gardening?
I have enjoyed both all of my life and will continue to do so.
What time is ‘wine o’clock’?
Depends on the weather! But usually around 7pm.
What is your background noise when working from home?
Has to be my Beats headphones – music on and get into it. Helps me focus when designing.
In hindsight, what would you have prepared in advance?
A stockpile of hand sanitiser and sold it for a fortune!
Is the government doing a good job of keeping you informed?
The daily updates are good, but advice to the nation can be confusing. Government support has well thought out for business owners and the self-employed.
What’s your predicted date for returning to normality?
I think this is a long way off yet and precautions will continue well into next year.