It Isn’t Over

One year on. Or should I say one year in. I worry that there seems to have been a sea-change in people’s attitudes over the last few days. It feels like it’s over. More and more people are getting their vaccines, the numbers are coming down, the sun is shining. We have the prospect of…

A Week Off Work – At Last

What with Covid-19 and lockdown and furlough and being a key worker and everything, the week off that I’d booked for the week after Easter didn’t happen. That means this is my first annual leave since Christmas, and I am SO looking forward to it. My FEET are so looking forward to it. No plans,…

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…

No Furlough

I fall into the ‘not furloughed’ category – found out on Monday. The boss had asked us for our preferences a few days ago, but with no guarantee that we’d all get what we wanted. They were still making decisions about how the furloughing would actually work – maybe they would pick individual stores to…

No More Days Off

I had a day off from work yesterday. Turns out I’m a key worker. Didn’t see that coming. So – first thing I did was sleep for nine hours – from 10pm until 7am. For someone who normally only feels the need for about 5 hours’ sleep, I think that shows I’m quite tired with…

The Accidental Key Worker

Can I admit to having Lockdown Envy? The thought of being able to stay home, maybe read a book, go for a nice walk as long as I stay away from people – that sounds lovely. My reality is very different. I’m a kitchen designer – but because I work for a major DIY store…