Striking a balance with life under lockdown

Recently I wrote about my positive life changes during lockdown but like everything in life, there is always a flip side and there are a few things that I have let slip and which have steadily got on my nerves. Continue reading “Striking a balance with life under lockdown”

Jetlagged

Having come off a set of night shifts the coffee is keeping me (barely) operating so I’ll do my best to appear coherent. We have had a move round in the house this weekend creating a better office space for my wife to work from home. Continue reading “Jetlagged”

Cold turkey through writer’s block

Recently I have struggled on a daily basis to think of things to write about online. I cannot use the excuse of not having any spare time to blog as I have had more than enough time on my hands recently. Facing up to writing an original post has been like looking up a mountain. I just couldn’t bring myself to type the words. Continue reading “Cold turkey through writer’s block”

Meeting my dad for the first time since lockdown

Thanks to the slight easing of the lockdown restrictions in the UK I was able to meet another person not from my family as long as it was in a public space. I grabbed the opportunity to visit my 82 year old dad and arranged a walk around his local park for a catch up. Continue reading “Meeting my dad for the first time since lockdown”

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Put down the phone and read

It is fair to say that I have been building up to this decision for some weeks now possibly brought on sooner by lockdown and the time I have been afforded due to this. As much as I have had a thirst for information endlessly scrolling through apps and news feeds I have equally had an urge to do the opposite. Longing to detach the phone from my right hand and quietly sit and read a good book. Continue reading “Put down the phone and read”

The New Normal

We made it to Friday, hoorah and we can look forward to a weekend off work. That opening sentence probably makes it sound like this week has been a long, tough and stressful one but in fact it has been quite the opposite. I was off Monday and Tuesday, worked Wednesday and Thursday with Friday being a work from home day so it has been a very light week for me. Continue reading “The New Normal”

Monday Monday

Monday so far has seen me be slightly grumpy and very tired after several early starts working the weekend. Add some alcohol in the form of cold beers yesterday evening and you could probably add sluggish to grumpy and tired. I had achieved the grand total of hoovering the house and tinkering with my blogs theme so far this morning. I glance up at the clock on the kitchen wall and it’s already 1pm, time waits for no man they say. Continue reading “Monday Monday”

Overthinking

As the title suggests I am massively guilty of overthinking when it comes to writing and blogging. In fact, I have just had a whatsapp conversation with a mate of mine about the very subject. Far too often I come up with writing ideas and within seconds have talked myself out of writing with any number of reasons why not to publish. Instead I should take my friends advice and just write.

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Endlessly scrolling

After working all weekend I now find myself off for the majority of the week something I have been looking forward to for a while now, four whole days off and the weather continues to be behaving too in the UK which makes things all the better. Continue reading “Endlessly scrolling”

Diary of our lockdown – Part 2

Here I document the second part of my time off work in lockdown in the UK. You can read how my first few days off went here, we had DIY haircuts and DIY around the house too so here is how the rest of the week went. Continue reading “Diary of our lockdown – Part 2”