Our seventieth week at home, 19/07/21 – 25/07/21 – COVID-19

Goodness me, week 70, 7-0 of me working from home and us staying at home as much as possible, keeping ourselves and others safe, especially now that the UK government is removing all social distancing requirement and other restrictions. Monday 19/07/2021 Monday, and the start of a new week. This workweek will be a bit…

F#@K YOU COKE!

Every year we host The #PlasticCapChallenge, in which we try and limit our plastic consumption and encourage others to do the same.  We’ve raised a few thousand dollars during these challenges, we’ve heightened awareness about plastic consumption, and we’ve tried to spotlight major pollution issues as well as steps to make things better.  We’ve talked to professors,…

Our sixty-ninth week at home, 12/07/21 – 18/07/21 – COVID-19

Week 69 for us. I am still working from home. This week in particular is very warm and sunny, much to Husband’s dismay. Monday 12/07/2021 It’s Monday. The team logs in and begins working on what has arrived for us over the weekend. We have had over thirty inter-library requests from one student, most of…

The first two weeks of Plastic Free July.

Well! It has been an interesting two weeks of doing Plastic Free July, and doing the third tier of it, which means to do your best to avoid any plastic at all for the whole month! I already had some ideas for what I could do during the challenge, but I was especially spurred on…

A Jaunty June.

We are now in July! Where did the time go? June was a good month: Our family and neighbours were very generous. Husband’s parents gifted us a load of hand-me-downs and cake. One neighbour gave me two Monstera plants which are now thriving in our front garden for the moment. Neighbour gave us treats and…

Our sixty-seventh week at home, 28/06/21 – 04/07/21 – COVID-19

Week 67 for us, which involved a visit to Bristol. Monday 28/06/2021 – Friday 02/07/2021 From Monday to Friday, we are on vacation in Bristol. We see many sights, Husband reminisces a lot, and we eat, drink and snack far more than usual. Our coach is delayed from Birmingham, but we eventually get home. The…

Going on a break during COVID-19: Our visit to Bristol.

I was looking at my annual leave calendar earlier in the year, and realised that I still had *a lot* of leave accrued. The policy at work is that you can carry some of it over to the new ‘year’, but the rest does need to be used up, otherwise you lose it. So where…

Our sixty-sixth week at home, 21/06/21 – 27/06/21 – COVID-19

Week 66 for us, and the start of moving over content on our reading lists, to the new ones for this year, a huge and daunting task. Monday 21/06/2021 It’s a grey Monday. Today we were meant to lose all social distancing restrictions – however because of the Delta variant and the number of rising…