What is Normal Anyway?

When did I last hug someone? When did I last shake hands with someone? When did I last even bump into someone accidentally? When did I last go to a pub with friends? Or out for a meal? When did I last have someone round for a coffee? Or meet someone for a coffee? When…

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…

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…

Back off, Buster

I’m tired. Very, very tired. I work in retail. That’s really all you need to know! Yes, it’s a customer-facing role. Yes, it has its challenges even on a normal day. But add Corona Virus to the mixture, and you get a very special sort of crazy. In the last two days  – A total…

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 –…