We have a 4 year old!

Hi all, it’s been a while. I’m recovering well from Covid and I feel more or less fine now. This marks the end of my first week back at work. (Working from home as I have been since last March.) I am still feeling tired but I don’t know if that is a Covid thing…

COVID Diaries – Day 11

Day 10 or 11, I’m not sure whether you’re supposed to count the day you first realised you had symptoms (Boxing Day). In theory I’m allowed out tomorrow which to my mind is crazy as I feel worse today than I’ve felt for most of the days. Summary – on Boxing Day I started losing…

COVID diaries – Day 8

So I tested positive for Covid. Happy new year to me! It’s not really been notable so far other than on Boxing Day I started feeling a loss of sense of taste and smell. I tried to get a postal test as I thought that would be best. It arrived quickly but then I couldn’t…

Covid or cold?

Any other year I’d assume it was a cold, but when I started to lose my sense of smell and taste on Boxing Day, I wasn’t 100% sure. Got to tell you it’s a strange feeling not to be able to taste food. Right now it’s at maybe 5%. I can feel the texture but…

It’s been a while

2020, what can I say? You’ve been sh!t. At first I thought it was okay. Quite nice, even, to spend time at home with my family. That hasn’t changed, and I’m grateful to have had that time. But 2020 has been less than ideal in many ways, and today (yesterday now, it’s 02:30) was the…

My friend Briony: 1970 – 2020

My friend Briony died on the morning of 2 July 2020. Briony wasn’t her real name, but I know she would have loved the pseudonym. I’ve kept thinking I should write about it but I just can’t put it into words. There hasn’t been a day I haven’t thought about her for a good portion…

Death, family, grief

Following on from my last post, this is just a way of letting it out really and trying to make sense of what is happening right now. I’ve been feeling very morose lately, largely in part to the fact that my close friend Briony is in hospital with stage four cancer and last Thursday (it’s…

The grief of the not-yet-happened

Yesterday (well, now the day before yesterday as I never seem to sleep much during lockdown) Briony woke up and she couldn’t feel her legs. She couldn’t walk. Her husband called the ambulance and she was taken to hospital as an emergency. It being COVID time, he wasn’t allowed to go with her. Briony is…

Lockdown update

I haven’t posted in a while and that’s because everything is pretty similar to what it was – but recently in the UK they’ve suggested that we might be coming out of lockdown, so the world might start returning to normal. I’m not sure what normal is any more or whether we want to return…