Month in Numbers | May 2021

Was May marvellous? Let's see what the numbers made of it. Joining 89 others for an online Meet the Authors event over Zoom. 26,180 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month. 42 walks with Tilly 31 sessions of online Pilates. 15 online Step classes via YouTube. 4 days spent redecorating the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2021

Month in Numbers | April 2021

Was April awful or was it awesome? Let's see what the numbers say: 41 walks with Tilly. 30 sessions of online Pilates. 16 online Step classes via YouTube. 30,020 steps walked by me on my busiest day. * 34th pint of blood donated. The Brainy One and I received our 2nd dose of the Oxford … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2021

Month in Numbers | March 2021

Did March turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 4 doses of the vaccine received by family members (including me) 🙂 83 days spent in the 3rd national lockdown for England. 1 year of Covid-19 restrictions in place across the whole of the UK. 3 cyber crops with The … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2021

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

This time last year, I never imagined I'd be trying to marshall my thoughts into some sort of coherent post about how the last 365 days have been for me and my family. It is perhaps easiest if I divide my thoughts into two columns - positives and negatives ... Positives: Lockdowns work. They're hard … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

Month in Numbers | February 2021

I can’t say that February was fabulous; the hideous weather put paid to that. But it wasn’t a total washout. Let’s see what the numbers made of it: 28 days ... of a national lockdown/stay-at-home across England ... of taking Tilly for her morning walk. (The Brainy One and The Boy walk her in the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2021

How Was Your Weekend?

How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?

Month in Numbers | January 2021

Despite Lockdown 3.0 restricting life, January appears to have passed by quickly. Let's see what the numbers made of it. 16 online Step classes completed by me. Where would we be without free-to-access YouTube videos? 31 sessions of 10-minutes-long Pilates. It's mostly stretching but, whatever. 20,364 steps walked by me on my busiest day of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2021

10 Things Learned From 2020

Expect the unexpected and do your best to embrace the bumps in the road. My go to method of accepting what I can't change is to switch off the news and social media, and disappear in to Netflix for an hour or so. A large mug of tea, a chocolate bar and Tilly curled up … Continue reading 10 Things Learned From 2020

Month in Numbers | December 2020

As we get to grips with 2021, and thinking about packing away Christmas, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: 26,296 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month. 33rd pint of blood donated. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 31 sessions on online Pilates. 15 online Step classes via YouTube. … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2020

Month in Numbers | November 2020

As we begin one of my favourite months of the year, let's look at November unravelled: 26 days of a national lockdown for England. 4 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 11 Christmas gifts wrapped. 1 cyber crop with The Best Friend. 13 traditional scrapbook pages created. 2 haircuts. 30 sessions of online Pilates. 15 online … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2020