Freedom is on the horizon: a few thoughts on the end of lockdown

What does ‘freedom’ look like to you? At some point, possibly in May, I optimistically told myself that I wouldn’t be writing about lockdowns and coronavirus anymore. I would actually be able to get back to blogging about day trips and possibly even travel (she whispers cautiously). Yet here we are with ‘Freedom Day’ almost upon us and I couldn’t be less excited. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed the taste of freedom that I’ve had so far. Getting to go on holiday for a week in Scotland was wonderful. Being able to see family and have friends to stay have brought moments full of joy. But there’s something about the rising case numbers and the thought of all restrictions disappearing that makes me feel tense. Let’s face it, I wouldn’t be heading off to a nightclub any time soon anyway, but the thought of anything going and it being… View Post

Reflections on a Year of Living in Lockdown

For approximately half of the last year I’ve been living in lockdown. As we pass the anniversary of the first UK lockdown I reflect on what it’s meant for me, my relationships and my work.

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New year, new lockdown – Here we go again!

So here we are in the third national lockdown – feeling like it’s groundhog day yet? Here’s how I feel about it and why life doesn’t feel too different.

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Lockdown 2.0: my thoughts on a second national lockdown

A second national lockdown has started in England. Here are my thoughts about Lockdown 2.0 in November, compared to our first lockdown.

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A few thoughts on the ‘new normal’

As the first covid-19 lockdown comes to an end in England, I share a few personal thoughts and feelings on the ‘new normal’ and restrictions being lifted.

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