Two months today since I started keeping this diary. In that first entry I wrote “Will write again tomorrow, and for however long it takes for some semblance of normality to return” Two months in, and are we any closer to that? Certainly, there have been small signs that some elements of ‘normal life’ returning, indeed earlier than we would like in some cases. More people … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 18th May – How Long?
A fairly uneventful day today, in which I was thankful for my relative good fortune in this pandemic. Compared to key workers, people who have lost their jobs, people who have lost loved ones, people struggling with their mental health, I have been very lucky. Which is not to say that there won’t be health or financial implications to come for me, but for now, … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 17th May – Trapped
Today my daughter rediscovered a pair of headphones from a previous birthday that she had barely used. She asked if she could listen to some pop music on them, so I plugged them into my phone, loaded up Spotify and selected the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music 105 playlist’ (and yes it does make me feel old that the Now series has reached 105 … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 16th May -Headphones
Today marked 11 years since the day I met my wife, so I hope you’ll permit me to be a bit soppier than usual. I don’t write about her too much on this blog, not because she’s ever objected, but more for the sake of privacy. But needless to say, I’m an incredibly lucky man. Lucky to have found someone so kind, clever, beautiful and … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 15th May – Anniversary
I was surprised when my daughter, then aged five, came home from school telling me she’d learned about mindfulness and meditation, but I thought it was a good thing. It might makes some eyebrows raise, but I don’t think you’re ever too young to learn to be more resilient or to look after your mind. My daughter took to it, and from time to time … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 14th May – Serenity Now