A community care worker who saw her grandchildren for the first time since lockdown began said it was the best birthday present she could ever hope to get.
Lisburn woman Rhonda Mahood (57) has spent the last nine weeks looking after people in their homes, while 57-year-old husband Jim has been driving buses for Translink.
They have four grandchildren - daughter Glenda's sons Jordan James (8), Carter (who'll be 6 on May 30) and Grace (2), and Jack (8), Jim's daughter Lindsay Barber's son.
"The last time I saw my grandchildren was on Mother's Day," she said.
"Glenda brought her three down to the window and put pictures up but she wouldn't let me go out and they couldn't come in.
"That was at the very beginning of it and she was very scared because we were working out on the front line and she didn't want them to have any contact with me.
"The first time I actually saw them was Wednesday May 20. We drove to Hillsborough, parked at the side of the road and walked in to the forest park.
"We had a picnic on the grass at the car park.
"I had all sorts of wee treats for the kids and they loved it.
"We had a walk around the lake.
"It was hard not to give the kids any hugs and we did our best to make the kids observe social distancing.
"It was a great day just spending that time with Glenda and the four kids."
Rhonda said it'll be good when life gets back to normal because she "really misses church".
But she added that she was "cautious about rushing in too quickly" because "it's still a bit scary out there".
Thankfully, none of her clients were affected by Covid-19. "I was worried at the beginning, more for them than myself," she said.
"They were feeling so lonely because they couldn't see their families, but it's getting easier for them now that the restrictions have eased a little
"At the beginning it was very scary but it's less so now, as the weeks have gone by."
She added: "We've been shopping for our clients and staying with them a bit longer to talk to them because they're not seeing their families.
"Now that the restrictions have been eased it might lighten our workload a bit because their families can come to their gardens and talk to them."