Beating the lockdown blues by trying something new every day – Day 9

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I was flicking through a book called “how to do just about everything” in hope of finding inspiration, when the title “how to write a love letter” caught my eye. At first, my inners shrivelled at theContinue reading “Beating the lockdown blues by trying something new every day – Day 9”

Trying something new every day – beating the lockdown blues. Day 7

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. It’s a big ask during a normal month, let alone one where your movements are restricted to within 5km of your house. In the last three days, here are my snazzy accomplishments: Today I cooked chilli conContinue reading “Trying something new every day – beating the lockdown blues. Day 7”

How difficult is it to do something new every day?

My challenge is to stick to seven resolutions, six days a week for five days. [See end of blog for complete list of my commandments.] I am attempting to do something new every day (or 6 days per week), to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. It sounds so fun, so exciting and interesting that whenContinue reading “How difficult is it to do something new every day?”

Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 29

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] I’m gutted with myself. Over the last two days, the food I’ve produced has been a bit poxy. Ffs, have you ever heard of cooked yet soggy chicken drumsticks? Also, yesterday, for the first time since Jan 28th, I couldn’t take my walk. IContinue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 29”

Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 27

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] This morning, the sky descended. The grey blanket had rolled in from the sea. I reckon the reason this country produces so many artists and poets is because we spend half of every year trying to imagine a sky. Anywho, it could have madeContinue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 27”

After the year 2020, how do I move on with any bounce or zest?

I don’t look at my horoscope every year but because 2020 was so shite, I decided to have a goo. This time last year it was full of warnings about health issues, which I thought was ridiculous. I thought how can they possibly predict that most leos in the whole world will have a healthContinue reading “After the year 2020, how do I move on with any bounce or zest?”

Anyone else just bored of Trump and all the shenanigans now? So hard to be kind about someone who won’t concede…

In the soap opera that is the Trump presidency, it feels like the writers are making the same mistake as those of the series Lost – where they kept trying to squeeze out another few series and episodes long after the juice of the story had evaporated. In Lost, plots and subplots overlapped, rewinded andContinue reading “Anyone else just bored of Trump and all the shenanigans now? So hard to be kind about someone who won’t concede…”

Is the President ill or is this all a stunt? Unbelievable to imagine, but now I’m not so sure.

Imagine if Angela Merkel announced today that she was being taken into hospital with Covid. Is your first reaction – “what’s she playing at, eh? Does she think we’re stupid, she’s obviously just not wearing any make up.” You could interchange a number of national leaders’ names into that sentence – Trudeau, Macron, Ardern, evenContinue reading “Is the President ill or is this all a stunt? Unbelievable to imagine, but now I’m not so sure.”

How do I feel about Trump contracting covid?

Trump has covid. This is a moral dilemma for a lot of us. We don’t like him but we don’t want to wish anyone unwell. Yet we don’t exactly wish him well either. Argh, it’s a tough call. If only he hadn’t denied the existence of this disease and then went about encouraging people notContinue reading “How do I feel about Trump contracting covid?”

We’ve taken pay cuts & worse for this pandemic, should the governments now follow suit and share the pain? Particularly those countries worst hit by this festering virus.

In a “nasty evil” capitalist corporate environment, if a company’s financials are tanking, the first people who take a pay cut are the Board, or at least that’s been my experience as CFO and COO. One valid perspective is that you were the daft idiots driving the bus when it fell off the bridge intoContinue reading “We’ve taken pay cuts & worse for this pandemic, should the governments now follow suit and share the pain? Particularly those countries worst hit by this festering virus.”