What I would’ve done…

This week I should have been heading to the airport, steeling myself for the 29 hour journey to London via Singapore. My bag would’ve been light, ready to bring back belongings I haven’t seen for nearly three years. I’d have enjoyed the two flights, excited about my trip and the novelty of flying, despite theContinue reading “What I would’ve done…”

Post-COVID normal

When COVID-19 hit the world, New Zealand committed to an elimination strategy, which meant that on 8th June 2020, nearly three and-a-half months after the first case was reported on February 28th, the country went into alert Level 1. In layman’s terms, this means we’re pretty much ‘back to normal’, except for strict border control.Continue reading “Post-COVID normal”

COVID-19: hanging on in there

New Zealand is currently in Level 2; this means the threat level is reduced and lockdown restrictions have been eased from what they were in Level 4 and 3. It’s not quite normal; we have to keep tabs on where we’ve been, practice physical distancing, the number of people who can be in one placeContinue reading “COVID-19: hanging on in there”

COVID-19 – end of lockdown (NZ)

It’s like the end of an era. A friend said, “it feels a bit sad almost, like it’s the end to an exceptional time.” He’s not wrong. We went into the heavily restricted Level 4 lockdown when there were only a few cases in New Zealand and no deaths. Compared to the rest of theContinue reading “COVID-19 – end of lockdown (NZ)”

Apology languages

“I’m sorry…..But….” This drives me CRAZY. My ex-husband used to do it all the time. Apologies seemed meaningless and insincere. There was always a reason, an excuse for shitty behaviour; usually it was me. “I’m sorry. But…you know how to wind me up.” “I’m sorry. But…I had a bad day at work.” “That but wipesContinue reading “Apology languages”

COVID ponderings: fuck off memes

It’s Friday night and I’m sat at my kitchen table, Rod Stewart in the background asking the world to let him know if it thinks he’s sexy. After-work virtual drinks and a catch up with Women’s Wednesday means I’ve finished the beer in my fridge, and I’ve got no more to replace it. A sleepytimeContinue reading “COVID ponderings: fuck off memes”