As the midsummer solstice draws near, and the summer wardrobe makes a more regular appearance, I can’t help but wonder what Summer this year will bring.more “How is Summer 2020 going to look?”
Much like any new addition to the family, adopting a new puppy is a major lifestyle decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As with any living being, there are clear responsibilities. Between providing attention, playtime, food and water, caring for any new companion is a meaningful commitment. Even financial concerns must be weighed: estimates in the UK suggest that the cost of dog ownership averages around £1770 a year.more “Training your dog yourself: Practical Tips”
From March 23rd 2020 the UK, like many of the countries the world over, has been in an imposed quarantine. Covid-19 changed all of our lives beyond comprehension, and now, over two months later, the memories from the start of that time are starting to fade.more “Spring 2020; How we will remember our lock down life”
Needless to say in that time, working from home was an occasional benefit to juggle the work life balance of being a working Mum; when the kids were sick, to make it to open evening or because, erm, well, that’s about it really.more “Working from home-school”
I was thinking about writing a post today about all the positives in the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, and then I had a moment of contemplation about how that might go down. After all, people are dying, people are alone, they are separated from loved ones and they are facing major financial crisis. Those things may not be happenning to me, but they are happenning.more “Your lockdown, your way”
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Do you feel like you’re struggling to stay positive? Heck, do you feel like you’re struggling to get through each day? Don’t worry, you’re far from alone.more “Livin’ La Vida Lockdown! Staying positive through the pandemic”
Admittedly, I’ve had moments when I have wished we could just skip past 2020; return it back to the shop or turn it off and turn it on again.
But once the initial grumbles and horror over the behavior of the panic buyers subsided, a certain acceptance and sense of stoic duty washed over (most of) us. It seems as though the tide has truly turned on the perception of this unprecedented set of circumstances.more “2020 A time to feel proud”
If I’d asked you what you could not live without two months ago, it might have had a very different response than the one you’d get today.
Because the crazy reality is that in 2020, we are finding out exactly what it is like to go without. For the most part, it’s first world problems (a night off from the kids?…), but it’s the first time for many of us we have had to consider alternatives to what we have come to expect to be available to us.more “Things I can’t live without … 2020 edition”