I broke the lockdown rules.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Yesterday I broke the rules. for the first time. I accidentally-on-purpose “bumped” into a family up the road in the local park. We’ve been so cautious and compliant with all the rules. However, over the last fewContinue reading “I broke the lockdown rules.”

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 – Completed

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] I completed it. Yayyyhh!! I am a champion, of my own ickle tiny world. I finished off with seafood linguine on Saturday evening. It was the first time in my life that I myself created something that I myself thought was quite good, like,Continue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Completed”

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”

Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 24

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] So day 24. Resolutions are going ok. I have been mulling over the creation of a longer term challenge regime, to tie me over for the lockdown. I haven’t come up with anything, but I have realised that whatever I decide to do next,Continue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 24”

Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 21

[See end of blog for complete list of my ten commandments.] This evening I was chomping away on Mary Berry’s delightful “Double Salmon fishcakes with horseradish sauce” (p.184), when I was struck by a major hankering for a drink. I mean, I could full-on imagine a crisp light Chardonnay gliding down my throat and howContinue reading “Ten resolutions every day for thirty days – Day 21”

My strategy for surviving Lockdown 3 – Return of the Lockdown Jedi.

As 2021 swings into action, so do the lockdown restrictions – here we go onto the third installment of this trilogy like no other. I’m thinking to myself about the kind of strategy I will need to keep sane in this next phase. Lockdown 1 strategy : got into twitter action, lots of walking andContinue reading “My strategy for surviving Lockdown 3 – Return of the Lockdown Jedi.”

Which is kinder – locking down or staying out?

Are we in a nuclear option situation – Is it mental health versus physical health? if we lockdown will we destroy our mental health and our economy? What’s the kindest option? There are quite a few voices complaining about another lockdown for reasons of mental health and employment protection, and I get it. I didn’tContinue reading “Which is kinder – locking down or staying out?”

Schools are back open – but for how long?

Schools have opened! Officially! Yabba dabba fecking doo! I don’t think I realised how long the Summer actually was until this moment. His first ever day of school and it didn’t even dawn on me to cry. I gazed around and everyone is all smiles. Christ, we’ve waited an eternity for this day! It wasContinue reading “Schools are back open – but for how long?”