Archive for Covid 19 Times

And on it goes!

Week 9 of lockdown:

I think I spoke way too soon last time!

My projected hope and optimism, was a bit too premature. This country and indeed the world, seem to be stuck in the quicksand created by this corona …

Lockdown for a long time!

Monday August 17th:

I now find myself retreating into an old habit of avoiding the news. Especially after last week’s grim news, of 200 new cases in Ireland, 81 of them being in Kildare.

Sometimes, I feel we are all …

Don’t mention the C word

Week 6 of lock down: 
Some people are getting restlss, but the majority of us are still staying busy, trying to avoid this virus, even though we are now entering the May long weekend.
The most heartbreaking outcome of this …

A locked down life ahead!

Week 9 of lockdown:

I think I spoke way too soon last time!

My projected hope and optimism, was a bit too premature. This country and indeed the world, seem to be stuck in the quicksand created by this corona …

Still here less fear though (of covid-19)

Thursday June 4th; lockdown has certainly been accommodated, by the recent good weather. Restrictions of movement do not seem so pressing, when there is a heatwave outside and the garden is in full bloom.

Unfortunately the weather has temporarily changed, …

Attempted normality in abnormal times!

June 15th: Queues from 3am, excited, expectant crowds who eagerly and unapologetically cast aside any accepted form of social distance. It was not the arrival of some celebrity or the promise of glorious freebies, which generated this buzz.

Instead it …

Covid-19 anger rising!

Week 4 of lockdown: I’m now trying to strongly limit the amount of news reports I watch. Surely it cannot be good for your mental health, to over indulge in this toxic torrent of bad news which this pandemic …

Still kung flu dodging!

Week 3 of lockdown

The big news at the moment, is that Boris Johnson is in intensive care. To think that a few weeks ago he was largely dismissing this disease,

Positioning himself as a modern Winston Churchill during the …

When time is the enemy, thanks to Covid 19.

Week 2 of Lockdown

In these difficult times with no end in sight, it is more important than ever, to impose some sort of structure on your day.

A time for audio book listening, some exercise, Whatsapping and maybe a …

Living through lockdown – a new normality!

First week of lockdown: The second week and I like everyone else, am trying to come to terms with this new world. The new normality which it brings, which would have been inconceiveable three weeks ago, is a bitter pill …