Be Nice. Stay Home.

I wrote this just seven weeks ago – or what feels like a lifetime ago. Back in a time when corona virus was unheard of, social distancing hadn’t been invented, and furlough wasn’t even a verb. But I thought it was important to write it then, and I think it’s even more important to re-post…

Self (isolating) Help

I’m setting up a group for the road I live on, to help people who are no longer able to go out due to Covid-19. If you’ve got something similar going on where you are, how did you go about setting it up? So far, I’ve dropped a note round to all the neighbours (it’s…

How To Be Bored – 15 ways to help you get through this

Whether you’re self-isolating for 14 days, or in a vulnerable group and needing to shield yourself for 12 weeks (and assuming that you’re not actually ill) you’re very likely to be bored out of your skull. Here are 15 ways to survive the boredom – Do something that’s needed doing for a long time –…

What Colour Do You Feel Today?

How do you feel? I mean, how do you really feel? Happy? Or depressed? Or?? It seems to me that we’ve started to think that if we’re not feeling happy then we must be feeling sad. And if we’re feeling sad we must be suffering from depression. And if we’re suffering from depression we need…

You’ll Feel Better For It

I don’t go to the gym to get fit. Well – I do, but that’s not the only reason. Exercise does far, far more than that. And it doesn’t have to be the gym – any sort of exercise will do. You do you. Exercise helps your mind as well as your body. If you’re…

Hell on Earth

I really wanted to write something about the fires in Australia. But there are no words. There is extreme frustration – now can we accept that climate change is a thing and we really really need to do something about it? There is extreme sadness, for the loss of life, and homes, and livelihoods, and…

The B Word

Well, I’ve been putting it off. But it’s time – we have to talk about the B word. I never wanted it. I voted to Remain, or for the party that I felt was most likely to deliver Remain, whenever I had the opportunity to vote. I even wrote to my MP (but as my…

Just Vote Now

Absolutely no apologies about posting this again. TLDR: It’s Election Day in the UK. Please go and vote. I know what I want the election result to be – but it’s not about me. It’s about democracy, and the will of the people. I don’t care who you vote for – I just want you…

Why Should You Care for You? 5 ways to show that you do.

Your relationship with yourself is the longest-term relationship you will ever have. Here’s how to show yourself that you care. Real self-care is much, much more than taking time out for a spa day. It’s about really caring about yourself. Accepting yourself. Accepting that you matter. And not sabotaging yourself. It’s extra important if you’re…

Food Processing

Although I’m still Husbanding my Resources, I want to eat healthy food. I like to cook from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Nothing processed. Well, hardly anything processed – I like my pizza on a Friday night… But surely everything we eat has been processed in one way or another? My fresh chicken was killed and…

Still Just Vote

This is my 100th post – but enough about me. I’m aiming this post fairly and squarely at people in the UK – you have until midnight on 26th November to register to vote in the UK General Election on 12th December. That’s not long – but it’s long enough. If you haven’t already registered,…