I can imagine great difficulties for many. Especially two working parents with children and no garden. Very tough. But for us there have been more pluses than minuses. First, our increasing bank balance - no restaurants, bars, or cinemas. No air tickets. Very little petrol. Second, the opportunity to catch up with any amount of Test cricket on TV. Also past Open Championships, made the more exciting having forgotten who won! Meanwhile the saving grace has been our beautiful greyhound bitch whose essential walks and feeding have been keystones of our existence. The main downside has been reduced contact with the grandchildren, particularly the stop to our regular taxi services. .