July and August 2021 round-up

July and August definitely had a taste of “wrapping and moving on”, for me. I wrapped up a long running writing project and started a new one; I wrapped up the academic year and prepared the new one; I wrapped up the divisional lead role and planned for the next stage; and so on and … Continue reading July and August 2021 round-up

May 2021 round-up

Lockdown eased further in May. We are now allowed to meet indoors (with some restrictions), indoor gym classes are back on, and I sat in a café for the first time in ages. And while there were many obvious signs that we are still living in a Covid world (masks, limited seating, distanced tables...), it … Continue reading May 2021 round-up

April 2021 round-up

This month has a taste of fresh start, for me. The teen went back to university; the kiddo went back to class teaching (even if it was delayed because of a false positive Covid rapid test result); the lockdown restrictions started easing; the husband received a fantastic job offer; and I had my first Covid … Continue reading April 2021 round-up

March 2021 round-up

The days are definitely brighter and warmer, now that we are in March. And we even had a couple of really warm days, which came just in time for us to enjoy the easing of the 3rd lockdown, in England. Life certainly feels easier, and more pleasant than a few months ago. We have been … Continue reading March 2021 round-up

January 2021 Round-up

New month, new year… and new lockdown. It looks like it will be a long one, given the terrible numbers of infections and deaths. Image source So, it’s back to home schooling and online teaching. In a nutshell, a lot of screen time for all of us! This month, we tried something new: online cooking … Continue reading January 2021 Round-up

November 2020 round-up

Blimey, I am tired! November is always a bit tricky for me, because of the lack of bright day light. However, this year I seem to be struggling a little bit more than usual. Though, it's hardly surprising when you are living through a pandemic, and your other half had an emergency eye operation*, right?!  … Continue reading November 2020 round-up

October 2020 round-up

This month included 2 weeks of half-term for the kiddo. Since we did not use camps, and there were limited opportunities to meet friends, this created some challenges. So, it’s a good thing that the month started well (as far as productivity is concerned). Time blocks worked well for me, as did weekly and daily … Continue reading October 2020 round-up