16/05/2020 Don’t forget to empty that bucket

16th May 2020, another early saturday morning, and I am occupying the same position on the sofa, listening to the same radio station, different song. The news is the same, the same as it has been for the past 2 months. The pandemic has completely consumed our lives, everything we do is influenced by ourContinue reading “16/05/2020 Don’t forget to empty that bucket”

05/05/2020 I don’t know about you but I could do with a big cuddle at the moment

Holly my dog woke me up at 4 am and again at 5:30 this morning, on the second occasion I gave up and got up. I am not sure what she wanted as she went back to sleep once I got up. Perhaps she was fed up and just wanted some company. So for theContinue reading “05/05/2020 I don’t know about you but I could do with a big cuddle at the moment”

12/04/2020 Happy Easter

I have always loved Easter, it has always felt optimistic to me. There is always the promise of warmer days ahead. Cherry blossom is in full bloom, there air smells fragrant with the scent of flowers, the sun feels warm on the skin and there is lots of chocolate. I woke this morning about 6Continue reading “12/04/2020 Happy Easter”

11/04/2020 Preparing for the long haul

Good morning, it’s Saturday, the sun is shining Radcliffe and Maconie ( Weekend breakfast radio presenters on BBC 6 Music) are on the radio, today is starting to feel like a good day. Now there is a lot wrong with the day, which I won’t go into as it is a bit obvious, and weContinue reading “11/04/2020 Preparing for the long haul”

10/04/2020 My Son’s Birthday

Ben my eldest is 20 today. 20! I know, hard to believe! Along with millions of others he is having a birthday in the house. He is making the best of it, but it is not the same as spending it with his friends and girlfriend. He did however point out that he had plannedContinue reading “10/04/2020 My Son’s Birthday”

09/04/2020 Not sure I want to speak too soon, but…

Yesterday physically I felt dreadful. The only good thing yesterday was Doris’ Wholehearted Book Club, the interaction on their really lifted my spirits. It really did put a smile on my face. For a couple of hours I didn’t really care how crap I felt and that it had been 15 days since my symptomsContinue reading “09/04/2020 Not sure I want to speak too soon, but…”

08/04/2020 Apart from the book club, today has been a blur

I woke up this morning with a tight chest and a headache (so what is new). When I looked on Facebook a good friend of mine Tracy had put a post on saying she had been struggling a little bit and was asking if anyone wanted to join an online book club as the bookContinue reading “08/04/2020 Apart from the book club, today has been a blur”

06/04/2020 First day back at work

After nearly 2 weeks I went back to work today. Last night I had a fitful sleep, and by 5 am I was wide awake. It was a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Not so much about the work (I love my job, and my role is not front line patient care) it was moreContinue reading “06/04/2020 First day back at work”

05/04/2020 Post Viral Blues

Yesterday morning I was emotional but optimistic, I was symptom free for the second day and looking forward to being able to leave the house today, albeit just taking the dog out for a short walk. I started doing a bit more, I swept the floor and did a bit of ironing whilst watching aContinue reading “05/04/2020 Post Viral Blues”

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.”