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…

Life under Lockdown – The Supermarket Worker

Guest blog number three. Mixed Feelings by Long Tall Bob On 23rd March 2020 my job description went from ‘unskilled shelf-stacker’ to ‘key worker feeding the nation’. At time of writing we are five weeks into the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. 21,678 people are dead. And anyone serious will tell you we have barely scratched the…

Life under Lockdown – The Single Mum Working From Home

Guest blog number two. Working from Home as a Single Mum in Israel – by Paula Drakes-Cohen In the beginning, I thought that news about the coronavirus was being hyped up. Even though I am considered high risk (I have asthma), I really wasn’t worried. It only affects old people and the extremely vulnerable, right?…

Life under Lockdown – The Holiday

Here’s my first Guest Blogger – there will be more! What We Did on Our Holidays – by 67 and Stopped Counting Like everyone else at the moment we are in a state of uncertainty in these aptly named uncertain times – except that we are on vacation in Mallorca. We left the UK on…

No Mow May

I won’t be cutting my grass for the next few weeks. Have you heard of No Mow May? I heard about it for the first time last year, but unfortunately I only heard about it on 29th May. Shame. I vowed to do better this year! The idea is that you don’t cut your grass…

Guest Blogging – I Need YOU!

If you’re reading this, I want to hear from YOU. Fancy writing a guest blog for me? We’re living in very peculiar times. All our lives are different now, whether we’re working longer and harder than ever before, or stuck at home with not enough to do. Maybe you’re furloughed? Maybe you’re self-isolating? Maybe you’re…