A Review of the Year and Lessons learned in 2022

Well somehow another year has come and gone, and 2022 certainly seemed to fly by! To say we started the year in fear of the rise of another COVID strain, and we’ve ended it with COVID barely being mentioned over the festive period feels like a real turnaround. 2022 hasn’t been without it’s challenges, but it’s also a year I’ll remember for a very long time due to some of the great experiences we’ve had. Some made all the sweeter for having to wait so long for them. View Post

A Review of the Year and Lessons Learned in 2021

Despite 2021 starting with a lockdown, I began the year feeling cautiously optimistic. I felt refreshed after a winter break of not being able to do very much, people were getting vaccinated and the days were starting to get longer. Sure, it looked like we were going to have to postpone our wedding celebrations and honeymoon again (we did!) but it felt a little like we were on the way to recovery. 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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Travelling whilst fear of Coronavirus takes over

I’ve recently come back from a long weekend in Madeira and in many ways the entire trip was overshadowed by Coronavirus despite us having no issues on our trip. This post isn’t about how to travel whilst there’s a global pandemic, but is just to share some of my personal experiences in what has become a very strange time for many of us. Our trip was booked back in 2019, well before the virus had spread worldwide and it had been deemed a pandemic. It was only in the week before we flew that I imagined we might have any problems at all. Italy had closed down, more countries were closing borders and there was widespread criticism of the UK’s approach. However I knew we were travelling to somewhere with no confirmed cases, nobody I was travelling with was displaying any symptoms and there wasn’t anything at the airport (other… View Post

A few things I’ve learned from 2019…

It’s the end of the year which must mean that it’s time for my classic end of year round up! I was keen to leave 2018 behind but was unsure what 2019 was going to bring. We had a number of plans already set out at the start of the year which meant I knew it was going to be a busy one, but also a year filled with opportunities to see friends. View Post