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
Back in April 2020 I reached out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown. Deb wrote about lockdown life in Southern England here. Six months later, she wrote another piece. Now, a year later, Deb’s kindly written an update, and has a lot to say … so maybe grab a cuppa. 🙂 According to Duolingo I … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England A Year On
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?
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
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
On Thursday, 5 November, England moved into a month-long lockdown. Shops and businesses classed as non-essential have been ordered to close until early December. There is obviously no guarantee that Lockdown 2.0 won't be further extended into January 2021. Over the first few days on November, I made a short list of things to purchase … Continue reading Life in Lockdown 2.0 | What Are Your Essential Non-Essentials?
I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives
Hair salons were allowed to reopen on Saturday, 4 July and, as luck would have it, I managed to snag the first appointment of the day with my regular stylist. (Dennis is lovely, but he does like a chat.) I was last in the hair salon on the 16 March and I usually have my … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Lockdown Locks
Week 25: It was a slow news week. The Boy Child had a Zoom meeting with his teacher and fellow students. Tilly had the right idea. We met up with my lovely SiL for a socially-distanced walk in the woods with the dogs. Week 26: I had an appointment at my GP's surgery. I made … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 25 and 26
I had cause recently to make an online request for a telephone consultation with my GP. The system worked well and I had two calls with my doctor over the space of a week. My ailment, such as it was, turned out to be minor (thankfully), but my doctor agreed that I had been correct … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Follow Up on Health Concerns