Life under Lockdown – The Holiday Part 5

They went on holiday but couldn’t come home. It’s been more than 10 weeks now. Here are parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. What We Did on Our Holidays – Part 5 by 67 and Stopped Counting Cry FREEDOM! Well not quite, but restrictions have been lifted a bit here on the holiday island of…

Life under Lockdown – The Fitness Studio Owner

This is the gym I go to – or rather it’s the one I will go to again as soon as I possibly can. I wrote about how it has changed my life here. From Gym to Garden to Garage by Jules Parry On Friday 20th March, around 6pm, the government announced that all pubs,…

Life under Lockdown – The Holiday Part 4

Guess who’s STILL still on holiday… This is getting silly now. What We Did on Our Holidays – Part 4 by 67 and Stopped Counting Being locked down in a foreign country is a strange experience. We are stuck in Mallorca after popping out for a quick holiday at the beginning of March to chase…

Life under Lockdown – The Business Woman

Making travel safe and affordable for single women over 50. Well, that was the plan… The New Travel Business by Sue-Anne Mayne Last year, with a limited budget, a hankering to explore new places and an empty nest in sight, I set up a friendly homestay community for ID-verified women over 50. Quite a number…

Corona Virus – That was Then

Just two months ago – but it feels like ancient history now. I posted this on 3rd March – which is really not that long ago. Read it and weep. I don’t bloody believe it. I want to travel. I love travelling. I travelled a fair amount in the past. I’m happy to travel independently….

Life under Lockdown – The Holiday Part 3

Yes – they’re STILL still there… What We Did on Our Holidays – Part 3 by 67 and Stopped Counting It’s not all doom and gloom being totally locked down on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. It’s a great place to be. The fact that we came out for a 12 day holiday in…

Life under Lockdown – The Tutor

It’s not just the kids that aren’t at school… Our Arty Lockdown by Howard Carlisle My work ended abruptly on 16th March, and I can’t see it starting again this year, if ever. I used to run a large watercolour painting school for adult students – the students are mainly over 70, so that put…

Life under Lockdown – The Hidden Casualty

Something else that we need to think about, I think. The Hidden Casualty by Something to Say An expected 20,000 more cancer patients will die in the UK over the next year because of lack of treatment during lockdown, according to the papers. More than 6,000 of those will be newly diagnosed patients whose access…

Life under Lockdown – The Holiday Part 2

Yes – they’re still there. What We Did on Our Holidays – Part 2 by 67 and Stopped Counting Some of you may have seen my previous blog about being in total lockdown in Mallorca after mis-timing our annual March visit to the island. It started as a holiday and the rest is history. The…

Life under Lockdown – The Funeral Celebrant

A moving post about something that none of us likes to think about – I think perhaps it’s time to think about it. The Memory Lives Forever by The Thanatologist I have been a civil funeral celebrant for five years, and I love my job. ‘Isn’t it depressing?’ people ask, and I reply that it…

Life under Lockdown – The Retired Artist

Welcome to another Guest Blog A Perfect Day in Lockdown by Jane Fielder I am 70 and very fortunate. I have good health, an interesting husband, a wonderful garden – and a playground of a house full of exciting projects and ideas all awaiting time. Now, out of the saddest of events, at last, that…