Time for Celebrations

Sometimes when I look back at what the world has gone through this past two years, I must admire the resilience of humanity. Never in our lifetimes would we have imagined the world almost coming to a standstill with a global pandemic. Businesses have had to stop and close; airlines have been grounded; schools closed;Continue reading “Time for Celebrations”

A Jolly Safety Christmas

As we watch the daily news with headlines talking about cases rising, this new variant sparking the likelihood of another pending lockdown and tighter restrictions, I feel like a sitting duck waiting for Covid to strike our family. Another Christmas and New Year’s impacted by this pandemic feels inevitable. I had made some lovely plansContinue reading “A Jolly Safety Christmas”

Keep Calm and Stay Safe

Here we go again. Another variant and cases rising.  But let’s be honest we’ve been there before; we know the drill.   So, what’s different this time?  We have more people vaccinated, we have more science and knowledge, and we are now well accustomed to social distancing and other safety measures. For many of us we miss ourContinue reading “Keep Calm and Stay Safe”

When does this all end?

I’m frustrated. I’m exhausted. I’m done! Anyone else? It can’t be just me?? I still often wonder how we have got to this place? How are we still here? Why can’t we make this all stop? It feels like a bad dream that we just can’t wake up from. My sensible side, however, tells meContinue reading “When does this all end?”

Virtually Starting a New Job

Yes I did! I started a brand new job with a brand new company just over six months ago (in the midst of this pandemic and lockdowns and restrictions). I interviewed virtually. Completely over zoom meetings. No face to face. And, my interviews were always in smart but casual clothes sitting in my home office.Continue reading “Virtually Starting a New Job”

Covid Work Life Boundaries

It’s hard to believe we are in October. In some ways this year seems to have dragged, and yet I wonder where the time has gone? I spoke to a fellow parent at the school drop off on Monday and we both agreed that each week just starts with a bit of a groan rightContinue reading “Covid Work Life Boundaries”

Exploring: The Cotswolds

Last weekend we were in one of my favourite English countryside locations… The Cotswolds. We are quite fortunate as it is just an hour or two drive from our house, depending on which part of the Cotswolds we visit, but it is truly like entering a different world of quintessential sandstone homes and beautiful landscapes.Continue reading “Exploring: The Cotswolds”

My post Covid-19 wish list

I recently read a great blog post on a website I follow Lifesfinewine.com and it has inspired me to think about what I want once this pandemic panic is over. The world has stopped this year, or most of it. Our lives have all been impacted in some way by Covid. In many ways I’mContinue reading “My post Covid-19 wish list”

Back on the Bicycle

Life is like riding a bike… to keep your balance you must keep moving. This is such an apt saying for right now. We can’t stop, wait and put our lives on hold just because of Covid-19. We have to keep moving forward, despite the challenges that this year, the lockdown and all the restrictionsContinue reading “Back on the Bicycle”