Some things I’ve learnt in the pandemic…

This year is so strange, isn’t it? When it all began I was so sure it’d be over by now. Instead, I’m chilling with my dog, listening to it all over the news and not allowed into my bedroom because my sister is working from home. This virtual existence is odd. A new job and… Continue reading Some things I’ve learnt in the pandemic…

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 4

(a snippet of) Chapter 4 Erin Of course, I worried a little initially about the horror stories I had heard. The trolls, the glamorous accounts of false lives to make me feel awful about my own, the mass of uneducated opinions, the dangerously fast addiction and everything else in between, but I never thought much… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 4

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 5

(a snippet of) Chapter 5 Jack In the bathroom I have a stool to stand on to brush my teeth properly and wash my face thoroughly. I needed it to reach the sink when I was younger, but now I have grown a bit and only use it so that I have that extra bit… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 5

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 2

(a snippet of) Chapter 2, Erin Erin struggled to place Flo’s harness over her head and attach the lead because she was so overexcited for the fact that they would be leaving the house but once she had a treat in her hand and gave firm commands, Flo obeyed and they were ready to go.… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 2

Isolation: best of a bad situation 4-6

As promised here are some more ideas to make lock down/isolation/social distancing/ all of those things we are currently living through more bearable. Candles/ Incense Creating a calm space is always healthy but more so now. Sometimes lock down has made me feel stressed because I am able to think about what is happening and… Continue reading Isolation: best of a bad situation 4-6

In a crazy world where good things happen.

7. From the day that panic buying began, work has been mental. Honestly, it’s been like Christmas Eve every day on repeat. Mental. This has meant that my usual writing schedule has flown quite forcefully out of the window. I have gone from chilled, to freaking out, to chilled, to care free and back to… Continue reading In a crazy world where good things happen.

Isolation: the reality

This is all a bit strange isn’t it? I think we’re all feeling a bit weird. I didn’t think that the isolation situation had got to me yet. All week I have been busying about at work with just a few hours out in which I cleaned my desk, played with my dog in the… Continue reading Isolation: the reality

Since when did our world get so busy?

Since when did our world get so busy? Since when did we struggle to find time? Time has always been the same length. So tell me, what happened to mine? Since when did we start having to set reminders; to text back, to wake up, to go out to dinner, to put things away. How… Continue reading Since when did our world get so busy?

Social Media

Social Media is really strange. It is an information overload, there is so much to take in. All the time. A constant feed of news and stories. Peoples thoughts and feelings. Other peoples thoughts about those thoughts and feelings. It never stops. Ever. Time differences make this happen. And insomnia. This morning I planned to… Continue reading Social Media

For a moment I forgot I am a writer…

For a moment I forgot that I am a writer and that writing is, in a sense, work as well. Each day I find time to write in between working busy shifts and I thoroughly enjoy to do so. Whether it is at five o’clock in the morning before I start work. It might be… Continue reading For a moment I forgot I am a writer…