30/03/2020 Well yesterday was pretty rubbish

I mentioned yesterday that day 5 is apparently the peak. I hope it was, I don’t fancy repeating that again. After I wrote my entry yesterday I went back to bed and slept though to the afternoon. I had coughing fits all day, and felt generally awful. Now I know I am getting a mildContinue reading “30/03/2020 Well yesterday was pretty rubbish”

27/03/2020 Sunshine, applause, and gratitude

Wasn’t that emotional last night? I stood on the back step as Lisa and the boys were at the front door and I didn’t want to get too close. For those of you that know me you wont be surprised that I shed a tear. In October last year I gave up my Nursing registrationContinue reading “27/03/2020 Sunshine, applause, and gratitude”

26/03/20 Day 2 of quarantine and appreciating all the compassion there is around us

Only the dog was willing to be in the photograph. Yesterday I started with a persistent cough. That persistent cough has now changed into waves of coughing fits and spikes in temperature. So I fluctuate from feeling OK to feeling really unwell, which is irritating to say the least. My chest is killing me dueContinue reading “26/03/20 Day 2 of quarantine and appreciating all the compassion there is around us”

24/03/2020 Stay at home, save a life.

I missed yesterday, I worked a 12 hour shift and just was too tired to write anything when I got in, plus Boris was on the telly when I got in. Boy a lot has happened since I last wrote an entry. On Sunday after I had finished my entry we raced across to ManchesterContinue reading “24/03/2020 Stay at home, save a life.”

22/03/2020 I applied to go onto the temporary Nursing Register

Back in October I came off the Nursing Register after 30 years. I had changed my role in the NHS to a non-clinical role as a Senior Organisational Development Practitioner and Coaching Lead. I didn’t need to be a Nurse and was certain I would not keep my skills up necessary to maintain my registration.Continue reading “22/03/2020 I applied to go onto the temporary Nursing Register”

21/03/2020 The day the Pubs shut

I was manning the phones on our staff helpline when news came through that all pubs and restaurants would be closing. To be honest we were all expecting it, even wanted it to happen to try to halt the spread of the virus. But when the news came it shocked me, it added to theContinue reading “21/03/2020 The day the Pubs shut”

A diary of my experiences during these strange times 20/03/2020

So I read on Facebook last night a post encouraging people to keep a diary of their experiences during this extraordinary time. This morning I have been sat here on my computer with the news on feeling a little overwhelmed and emotional, so I thought, why not share my thoughts on here to help meContinue reading “A diary of my experiences during these strange times 20/03/2020”


Easier said than done at the moment for many people. It seems that where ever you turn Covid-19 is front and centre. Every news item has a coronavirus element, social media is awash with advice and memes. Some of them are useful others are just designed to misinform and spread panic. On top of this,Continue reading “DON’T PANIC!”

Maintaining resilience in the face of corona virus

Whether you are a leader, a worker, a teacher, or a parent, the news at the moment is troubling. Every time we turn on the news we are face with worse case scenarios of what may be facing us in the coming months. Now depending on your personality type you are either concerned, indifferent orContinue reading “Maintaining resilience in the face of corona virus”