The first death

My friend Briony’s mum died today. She didn’t die of COVID-19 but the current situation with the UK in lockdown no doubt contributed to it. She was old. Briony’s a bit older than me. And so her mum would be classed in the risk groups. Those of you who’ve been following my blog a while…

Quarantine update

It seems strange to say… The UK is on lockdown. Finally! It had to happen because people weren’t observing the social distancing rules. So now everyone has to be on lockdown and is only allowed to leave the house for one of the following reasons: To go to work (if you have been designated a…

An important read on COVID-19

For everyone who thinks I’m overreacting about social distancing, this is an interesting read that contains the maths. I keep banging on about exponential growth but this explains how it works and gives the calculations. Already we’ve seen our local cases go from 1 last week to 13 today. Without any intervention this means it…

The world is changing

Last week we were all joking about coronavirus and loo roll. This week everyone is much more somber. I don’t know how this will go down but it’s becoming quite scary. This visual really brought it home to me: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9pMsHxHbtD/ It shows how cases grow exponentially. On a more local basis I’ve been following the…

On the wagon, off the wagon, on the wagon…

Quick update on my “plan”, diet, whatever. After my triumph on the last DietBet, I went completely off the rails! Haha. And I put on about the same amount of weight as I now need to lose for the next Kickstarter. It sounds nuts really, and probably a bit unhealthy… BUT I think it’s okay…

Reblog: A message to our sponsors

My feelings about International Women’s Day are a bit like my feelings about Christmas: what’s meant to be a celebration all too often degenerates … A message to our sponsors

Coronavirus! Panic!

Here in the UK we are getting right into the whole COVID-19 thing. This week our team meeting was cancelled because an employee from another company in the same building tested positive. (Thankfully, because it takes me ages to get to that office.) I mean, silver linings and whatnot. Went to our local Sainsbury’s today…

Social media and best intentions

I mentioned a while ago that I took some big breaks from social media last year. Specifically FB. I was an early adopter of FB and I love it in its own way but I also felt that for myself and my own mental health that it was good to take breaks sometimes. It’s not…

The end of an era

I stopped wearing nursing specific clothes a while ago. We are still nursing. (At 3 and a bit, B seems to have no desire to give up and I’m not trying either way.) I don’t need to feed him during the day usually, and I stopped pumping when he turned 2, so I was thankful…

Feast and fast

Reader, I did it! I managed to win my Dietbet today! As of the day before yesterday I was still about 0.5kg off my target. The DietBet finished today and you get 2 days to weigh in. So I have until Sunday morning to do a weigh in. I had this crazy thought yesterday (Friday)……