Category Archives: Observations

A very merry digital virtual Christmas

Friday was of course Christmas Day in the UK. With some of us plunged into the purgatory of lockdown, before or after, it felt different this year… dare I admit, actually a little less stressful, less rushing about and more … Continue reading

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Last Christmas… the very next day it was taken away!

Well, the festive spirit (the one I have been trying to find) seemed to evaporate this weekend with the announcement of new sudden restrictions for the holidays. Christmas has been cancelled in our house. With New Year already banned it … Continue reading

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Ho Ho Holidays… almost

This Christmas season is certainly shaping up to be unusual. Mine has so far been less singing carols and sipping hot chocolate, more eating mince pies and watching box sets on TV. Still, we have a week or so to … Continue reading

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Out of sight, out of mind…the boxes that need a home

Chatting with a neighbour this weekend, we both commented on how this year feels to have passed so quickly. At times it has felt slow, but looking back the year now seems to have flown by. I think it is … Continue reading

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Help I don’t speak cat…

Last week felt like a long week… much of it has to do with a lack of variety in the day I think, which has been an issue during lockdowns… the odd trip to the office here, a visit to … Continue reading

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Back to the Future – new beginnings?

The good news this week, COVID cases seemed to start to moderate here. The new restrictions have been in place for a while now and it looks like we will hear more about next steps this week… so fingers crossed … Continue reading

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Lockdown roadworks…!

Another lockdown week, another weekend, and that cooped up inside feeling is starting to return again. This lockdown period seems harder than the first somehow… even though the restrictions are less… there is something psychological going on it feels… the … Continue reading

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Falling back into lockdown routine

It was hard to keep up last week, there was so much going on news-wise… lockdown 2.0 in England, red zones in Italy, and escalating cases in France, also under a national lockdown… mind you all of this seemed to … Continue reading

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Lockdown II: The Holiday Special…!

Slowly this month, across Europe, we have been reentering a new period of lockdown… France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Ireland and more all have new restrictions… whilst closer to home… Wales, Scotland, NI and last night (yes on Halloween) England … Continue reading

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Driving through lockdown

The clocks went back this weekend, so woke up an hour earlier this morning (it felt), and darkness certainly descended an hour earlier tonight… time to put the fire on and a cup of cocoa I think…! Still, the observations … Continue reading

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