Not only Lockdown… but also Things Beginning with C

A Guest Blog The Big C by Sarah 1st January 2020.Christmas is over, a New Year is ahead of us. Lots to look forward to… Concerts, Camping, a holiday in Cyprus, Celebrations to be shared with family and friends. And then the Big C reared its ugly head into our lives in March and changed…

Not only Lockdown, but also… a new baby

Locked Out – a Guest Blog by Barefoot_Boy_Mum I’m 58 and Counting’s step-daughter, and I moved to Perth, Western Australia (WA) for a working holiday in January 2012. Fast forward 8.5 years and I’m now happily married, with a beautiful home, a goofy puppy and two incredible boys who are the centre of our universe….

Not only Lockdown but also… Coming Home from the Tip

Life doesn’t stop for Lockdown – what else are you having to cope with, alongside all the Covid-related restrictions? Fancy writing a Guest Blog? Scroll down for instructions! Here’s the first! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home from the Tip – by 67 And Stopped Counting It wasn’t actually all that funny. I…

Life After Lockdown – The Fitness Studio Owner

Take a look at her ‘Life Under Lockdown’ post too! The Rollercoaster and the Sycamore Tree by Jules Parry Finally, after three months of me jumping around in my makeshift fitness studio (aka our garage), and me talking to myself and a couple of screens, some lock down restrictions were lifted and I could start…

Life after Lockdown – The Holiday Part 2

A Five-Part Holiday needs a Two-Part homecoming. Here’s Part One. And here’s Part Two – What We Did After Our Holidays Part 2 – by 67 and Stopped Counting We are back! Our journey home was not too bad, just a little stressful with a lot of different elements that had the potential to go…

Life after Lockdown – The Tutor

With tutoring still not happening, our tutor is using his creative skills to great effect with other projects. You can read his original ‘Life under Lockdown’ post here. All Day to Fill – by Howard Carlisle What to do today? At first, when we heard the words of Boris – we all need to stay…

Life after Lockdown – The Funeral Celebrant

Still not something we like to think about – but we really should. The Thanatologist’s previous post (‘The Memory Lives Forever’) is here. Less Can be More – by the Thanatologist When I wrote my last guest post for this blog, I was feeling very sad. I had just delivered several funerals that felt bleak,…

Life after Lockdown – The Holiday Part 1

The first of my lovely Guest Bloggers – the long-awaited Holiday Update!! You can read the start of the story here. What We Did AFTER Our Holiday – by 67 and Stopped Counting I am writing this from my lounge in lovely West Yorkshire because – we are home!! We were “stuck” in Mallorca for…

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…