Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

I did not think that when I began keeping a scrapbook about the Covid-19 pandemic I would be on the 3rd album ... Great news about the vaccine rollout - both for the country and me personally. 🙂 The Boy has to be tested twice a week as a condition of being able to return … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

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

Me on Monday

This past week was the best we've had in a few months ... The Boy returned to school for full-time, in-person learning. As previously mentioned, he has to take a compulsory lateral flow test twice a week. The Brainy One received his first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and, as with me, there have … Continue reading Me on Monday

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

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of 2020, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I’ve just completed another Frugal February (certainly an easier task in an era of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders) and I feel good about it. It’s … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

The grimness continued with a astonishing threat from the EU. I don't usually swear when scrapbooking but, really ...? It's paired with grief at the loss of a wonderful man. I included Captain Sir Tom's obituary and a photo of Number 10 with the Union flags at half-mast. 😦 I also included a cartoon and … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Over the last two Februarys, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. Of course, the grip of a global pandemic might make this February somewhat different, but my original premise of not buying anything that … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Life in Lockdown | Lockdown 3.0

I'm finding it hard to remain positive. Winter isn't my favourite season. It’s cold, it’s grey, and usually brings a spot of cabin fever, but of course this year the dread of illness is something else entirely, and that “stuck inside” feeling is next-level. The news here in the UK and around the globe continues … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Lockdown 3.0