Well, there we go. A second lockdown. Always fun. I accidentally rewrote most of the lyrics to "Hard-Knock Life" from Annie The Musical this morning, because I started singing 'it's the lockdown life for us' whilst messaging TTR, and then before I knew where I was...I'd come up with a few more lyrics: It's the … Continue reading Lockdown 2: The Sequel
Well, it's been a week. A long, tiring, difficult week, that has culminated in my taking a mental health day from work, because. So...Fri-yay!!! I mean, I love my Dream Team, and I love my actual job, but there are some real buggers I interact with, and I ran out of patience on Tuesday afternoon … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!
Hello Gentle Readers. Apologies for the long silence and lack of posting. I have been moving house, contributing to bid-writing at work and dealing with some personal stuff. In all of that, the ability to post just slipped off my radar. But I woke up this morning and I thought, "Better get back on it, … Continue reading Whoops…I lost track of time.
The most exciting news of this week is that the incidents of new coronavirus cases in the UK has been falling, steadily, for the last two weeks. This is brilliant news, as, despite everyone's worst fears, it does look like the lockdown worked and the social distancing slowed infection rates. Hurray for lying on the … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!
I've had three conversations today about weight gain during the RoRo lockdown. That's three more conversations than I'd want to have about weight gain, and two more than were helpful. Well, I say three conversations; I mean two conversations and a BBC article about weight gain. Plus Girl Housemate went on Slimming World last week … Continue reading Biscuit-based anaesthesia
I'm always happy when I get to a Friday. I don't know why - maybe because it's the end of my working week, maybe because years of hating school have me conditioned - even as an adult - to down tools on a Friday at 4.30pm and head out for the weekend. Today has been … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!
-or- Why J.S. Mill and his utilitarianism had a point The bank holiday weekend was lovely, thank you. It was warm and sunny, and I finished knitting all the pieces of YoungerBro's jumper (VERY EXCITING). It was also dominated by news that one person had behaved selfishly, arrogantly and with blatent disregard for the recent … Continue reading Why doing the right thing and doing the moral thing sometimes aren’t the same thing
Apologies, Gentle Readers, I had an unscheduled break last week - my housemates got a puppy and it threw off my equilibrium. The puppy is very cute, and he's not eaten anything vitally important yet, but a new baby in the house does upset one's balance rather a lot. I hope to be more settled … Continue reading Oh, where is my creative writing spirit?
Describing me as 'in good health' would be like describing our dear PM as 'possessing a functional brain', or the former PM as 'a kind caring woman who has never eaten a child whole in her life'. To be clear: it would be a lie.* I'm mostly OK with being a walking cliché of health … Continue reading Double Dispensing Day
I love the 'On This Day' feature on Facebook. There are so many memories that would be consigned to time and history, mothballed, stashed in the memory attic and never revisited, if not for Facebook. Like, every year on my birthday, Facebook brings up a photo of my brother wearing my pink bobble hat, with … Continue reading [sings] Memory, all alone in the moonlight…