Patience

Waiting. Waiting for normal service to resume. As the Covid 19 pandemic rages on, some are trying desperately to hold on, waiting for the madness to end (healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, all hospital staff, etc.) For those of us not working, it feels more like waiting for life to begin again. I want to getContinue reading “Patience”

Feeling connected

Isolation is a common problem at the moment. The UK news headlines right now are all about isolation – borders closed, no deal Brexit, Covid tier restrictions – I dont need (or want) to go on! Our movements and contacts are stripped back to the bare essentials for the sake of public (and our own)Continue reading “Feeling connected”

Happy Bank Holiday Monday

It’s a public holiday in the UK – August bank holiday. A last chance, for those of us lucky enough to get the day off (four out of six people in my household are working today anyway, holiday or not), to go out and make the most of the summer. This time last year myContinue reading “Happy Bank Holiday Monday”

The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Grief of Christmas Present

Christmas can be a painful time for many of us, made more difficult by the expectation that everyone should be having a wonderful time. My Christmases used to be filled with nothing but joy. As a child they were all about awe, wonder new toys and chocolate. Then, as I grew up, enjoyment of ChristmasContinue reading “The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Grief of Christmas Present”

Insomnia

Yesterday was a stressful day. I work in education, and we had The Special Visitor. It went okay – results pending report etc. But I couldn’t help but second guess everything I did and said. All through the night. Over and over. Now that I’m part of the management team, I feel responsible not onlyContinue reading “Insomnia”

Buried Treasure

It’s a sweltering August bank holiday weekend, and I am pottering in the garden. Really, I don’t know what to do with myself. It’s too hot, and I’m trying to keep busy while saving energy for tomorrow’s Severn Bridge 10k. I decide to harvest (being always optimistic) the black bin bag of potatoes. Back inContinue reading “Buried Treasure”

Don’t panic!

We all have our triggers, things that can send a generally rational person into out-of-control panic mode. One of my triggers (and I usually consider myself to be a pretty laid back sort of person) sits skulking on the platform of my local railway station; the self-service ticket machine. It’s a standing joke with myContinue reading “Don’t panic!”