2021: That was the year that was January to June
Dec28

2021: That was the year that was January to June

We started the year in tier 4 Covid restrictions and on 5th January we went into the third national lockdown. My husband and son were still going to work, while my younger kids were having online lessons at home. Having come out of hospital on 30th December, my dad was making a good recovery from Covid-19 and getting a little bit stronger every day. I started marathon training on 4th January, then the marathon was postponed (as...

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Double Covid jabbed
Jun29

Double Covid jabbed

It felt like I was the last person of my age to get my first Covid jab. Once I’d got it, I felt happy that I was that little bit safer. There had been such a strong message about the importance of that first vaccine and how it would make such a difference to the virus. But as soon as I’d had my first jab, that message changed a bit. The Delta variant started rearing its ugly head. And everyone else was getting their second...

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I got my Covid-19 vaccine (at last)
Apr27

I got my Covid-19 vaccine (at last)

Most people reading this have probably already had their Covid-19 vaccine. So you’re probably not going to learn anything from it. I just wanted to record it for posterity. I know some people were nervous of getting their Covid-19 vaccine. Not me. I was excited. I was excited when my parents got theirs. I was excited when I heard that our area was doing particularly well at getting through its vaccines. I was excited when I saw...

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Silent Sunday 25.4.21
Apr25

Silent Sunday 25.4.21

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Coronavirus: How did we get here?
Dec01

Coronavirus: How did we get here?

Every now and then, even now, I just stop for a second and wonder how the hell did we get here? I look at the closed shops and at everyone wearing masks, I think about all the people I haven’t seen and haven’t been able to hug and it still feels like a dream. How did we end up in a world where kids are routinely missing school, where my son and hundreds of thousands of others were unable to do their GCSE and A Level exams,...

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