I’m confused – Lock down – open up – back to normal – but it’s not normal

I’m confused.

Lock down in a way was simple. Stay in. Stay put. Stay home.

Now.

In England this, in Wales that, Ireland and Scotland have another.  Living on the border has never felt so confusing.

2 meters, 1 meter, but not in schools because then we can’t fit all the children in and we … Read more


loneliness and social inequity

Covid has caused loneliness, isolated us all in our homes, kept us away from each other.  Get people back into work to improve their mental health.

School closures have caused social inequity and the sooner we get the kids back into schools the better to close that gap.

What bollocks.

We were never lonely before?  … Read more


Shop less, drive less, save your sanity and save the world

Lock- down saved us time and money (if we had work)

How many of you have hardly spent anything during lock-down apart from on food?

So many people I have spoken to have told me how much money they have saved, how little they have spent and how they have realised that most of what … Read more


Rebirth

rebirth

I have been sniffing and feeling and pondering and feeling like the earth is moving under my feet and I have been trying to capture sensations in words.

Here’s where I started…feeling like these were the things that mattered to me.

I even did a podcast about it:

Then I tried to think about these … Read more


Musings on a walk

The first thing I realised as I was walking this morning, is that like the politicians, I have prioritised economics over things like sustainability.  When I had kids I added them to my life so it was work + family.  Then I had a breakdown so my life equation was then work + family + … Read more


Work – servant not mistress

As the last weekend of the school holidays is upon us, I’ve been thinking about going back to work and reflecting about the nature of work itself.

Work to serve the life you want to lead

I was in a local hotel, writing over the summer and I could overhear the bar manager as I … Read more


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