Dear Diary : July Edition (lockdown day 112) July is a month known for independence....of the American people from the British monarchy in 1776; of the French people on Bastille Day in 1789...of the animals born each year in the spring who become self-sustaining during the course of July. Independence can be defined as self-reliance
Isolation Day 84. Dear Diary, Another month has been marked off the calendar; a month where after many weeks of hunkering down and holding things together, the tides turned and we were finally told we could ease out of lockdown. As many countries begin to go out instead of staying in, the 'holding things together'
Self Isolation, Day 19 Dear Diary, As humans, we seem to be in unfamiliar territory. Yes, there have been famines and wars, but those took place in a different era, before everything got so...Big. So Overblown. Globalised. Impregnated with Greed. As I observe the story of the Covid-19 pandemic unfold, there is societal chaos and
Self Isolation, Day 16 Dear Diary, I'm sorry that I have not been as regular writing to you as I intended. It's just that life has been a little turned upside-down in the past couple of weeks. Discombobulated. Deconstructed. Disrupted. The people living in the UK have been told to stay home due to a
Self-isolation, Day 2. My last morning at home on my own for the foreseeable future. Tomorrow home schooling begins! I set about first with the task of organising food reserves. I have enough nuts for the most well-resourced squirrel, fruit and veg only for 10 days. The freezer is full of veggie sausages and burgers,
Today was my first full day at home, leaving the house only to deposit my son to his (unbelievably) still open school. While one foot has solidly and shoe-lessly jumped into the apocalyptic unknown of virtual everything, life as 'normal' seems to continue in the playground. No wonder we are all so confused. Because I