‘The 12 stats of lockdown’ – all the latest news from Logic

Whilst we may be working remotely at the moment, the Logic team have all shown enormous adaptability and dedication to providing the best possible advice and service to you, our clients.

Away from Logic, lockdown continues to cause massive disruption across the country with flights grounded, the sporting calendar resolutely empty and family parties cancelled. The Logic team aren’t immune from these disruptions either.

With this in mind, here are Logic’s ‘12 stats of lockdown’:

  • 12 new plants tried in the garden

Financial Planner, Emma, is channelling her inner Alan Titchmarsh and is growing  12 varieties of plant in the garden during her time in lockdown.

  • 11 new walking routes discovered

Lindsey, Director and Chartered Financial Planner, has been making the most of her hour a day’s exercise and is even happier now that the daily limit has been dropped.

She has discovered no less than eleven new walking routes around her home during the lockdown and is set to discover even more now that she can stride further afield.

  • 10 varieties of chilli seeds sown

Be wary if you’re invited around to Director, Guy’s house for dinner anytime between July and September.

He may be keen to show off his recently acquired skills in the kitchen, with no less than 10 different varieties of chillies all due for harvesting in the next two to four months, be sure to have a glass of milk on standby!

  • 9 banana loaves baked

A baking craze swept the nation at the start of lockdown, with BBC Good Food receiving 7.8 million page views in one day, with clicks for the video ‘How to make bread’ up nearly 700% in the two weeks to the end of March.

Lindsey is fully on board, having baked (and consumed!) nine banana loaves since she began remote working.

  • 8 blogs written for the Logic website

As part of our commitment to providing you with ‘business as usual’ in unusual times, we’ve continued to add content to our website.

We’ve kept you up-to-date with our business’s coronavirus response, helped you make sense of the various government schemes designed to help businesses cope with the effects of Covid-19, and provided you with Harj’s ‘Lockdown survival tips’.

The advice given by Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Harj, has been adopted by the whole Logic team.

We’ve replaced gym visits with home exercise, swapped gym membership fees for charitable donations and generally ensured we all remain physically and mentally well.

  • 7 band competitions cancelled

The husband of Client Services Administrator Vicki is part of the City of London Pipe Band.

Nigel has had a total of seven band competitions cancelled during lockdown so far.

  • 6 horses looked after

Operations Manager, Susi, has three horses – Archie, Murphy and Ladybird.

She has also temporarily adopted three more – Luna, Molly and Peggy-Sue – looking after them on behalf of others who find themselves unable to get out during lockdown.

  • 5 children homeschooled

Vicki, Susi and Trainee Paraplanner Katie, all have a child at home in need of homeschooling, whilst Harj and Harmit have two.

Juggling remote working with the pressures of homeschooling and keeping young ones entertained, especially in the early stages of lockdown, has been a real challenge.

It’s a testament to all of our colleagues that Logic has continued to carry out its day-to-day activity with no perceivable change to timescales or quality during this difficult time.

  • 4 holidays cancelled

Harj, Harmit, Lindsey and Guy have all fallen foul of the impact of coronavirus on the travel industry.

Europe’s largest travel group, Tui, is reportedly set to cut 8,000 jobs in the wake of the pandemic whilst travel industry job losses worldwide could be as high as 75 million.

  • 3 lovers of butterscotch Angel Delight rediscovered

The biggest question here might be how it ever got lost or forgotten.

But the good news is that butterscotch Angel Delight is back on the menu in three Logic households, with Lindsey, Susi and Harj all rediscovering the classic milk-based dessert.

  • 2 family weddings cancelled

With the possibility of mass gatherings still looking a long way off, the summer wedding season has seen many couples forced to cancel their nuptials.

Both Lindsey, and Harj and Harmit, were set to attend weddings that have sadly had to be postponed.

  • 1 set of GCSEs not sat

Schools – open to children of key workers throughout the lockdown – are set to begin a staggered reopening on June 1st.

The disruption to the curriculum, especially for those like Susi’s daughter Abbie, due to sit her GCSEs this year, has put a strain on the education system and has left the government keen to get pupils back in schools. 

  • AND…. 0 client meetings cancelled

Logic’s commitment to delivering business as usual for all of our clients has meant that you shouldn’t have noticed any difference at all in your interactions with us.

All of our staff have adapted to the challenges of remote working. Throughout the lockdown period,  we have moved to Zoom and have managed to conduct – via video call – all our scheduled client meetings, continuing to give you the same great experience you’ve come to expect.