COVID-19 Diary – 28th May – Reading

My daughter has always loved books, and we have spent many, many hours reading to her over her life. As she’s got older, we’ve started to wonder when the time will come when she will start to read herself rather than being read to. It seems she decided today was that day. First thing in the morning she gathered up a big pile of books … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 28th May – Reading

COVID-19 Diary – 27th May – Photos

I was looking back through photos today, from the lockdown and further back. To look through the lockdown photos you would think that this whole period has been one of fun, frolics, crafts, games, smiles and laughter. And, to be fair, there has been plenty of those things, but it doesn’t exactly tell the whole story, you don’t tend to get photos of the worries, … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 27th May – Photos

COVID-19 Diary – 26th May – Wide Open Space

A better day today, after a few days where I have been feeling pretty down with the whole business. The University where my wife and I both work closes for an extra day on a lot of the bank holidays, one of the very best things about working there. These days are great, because we can effectively enjoy an extra bank holiday without everywhere being … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 26th May – Wide Open Space

COVID-19 Diary – 25th May – Timelines

I’ve been listening to a podcast called The Last Post during the lockdown. It’s a daily satirical news show, with the twist that it takes place in a alternate timeline to our own. Lots of things are the same in this alternate timeline (there’s still a coronavirus pandemic, Trump is still president of the USA), but other things are strangely different (the Octopus people rule … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 25th May – Timelines

COVID-19 Diary – 24th May – Comoros

A tough day today, when I felt like I’d finally reached my limit with the lockdown. The ongoing Dominic Cummings saga was a background annoyance, but really it was the relentlessness of work, childcare and very little else that started to get to me. Also, the lack of anything to look forward. Even in normal times work and childcare make up a pretty high proportion … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 24th May – Comoros