Our twentieth week at home, – 03/08/20 – 09/08/2020 – COVID-19

Week twenty. Let that sink in. 2-0. How was this week for us? Monday 03/08/2020 Another Monday, but as I am on annual leave until Thursday, it’s a very relaxing day. Our rotating composter arrives from Germany. The Cat naturally has to inspect the box for comfort, from all angles.In the evening I walk to Lidl…

Going blackberry picking, in the city no less.

As I have been taking the back street to get to the shops, I have regularly walked by a car park, where there are a bunch of blackberry bushes overhanging the fence. I’ve been eyeing them up as I have been walking past, as foraging is one of the things I have missed doing sorely…

A jolly July.

We are now in August, of all things. How was July? Good things about July were: It was our anniversary. We have been married for ten years! We are both healthy and well. I am still working from home and Husband still receives PIP. I had time off work. Our neighbour’s generosity meant we had…

Our nineteenth week at home, – 27/07/20 – 02/08/2020 – COVID-19

This was week nineteen for us. Friday was our aluminum/tin wedding anniversary. Monday 27/07/2020 It’s Monday. We are short staffed this week, so we all pitch in where we can, dealing with the requests and queries that have come in over the weekend. Reading the news, an article catches my eye about how the issue…

It’s our tenth wedding anniversary<3

To my darling Husband, love of my life, my beloved bumblebee. Happy anniversary. Can you believe it has been ten years? It does not seem that long ago that we were travelling to my hometown in Norway to get married. I was finishing my master’s degree, you had just finished college. Married life was started…

Our eighteenth week at home, – 20/07/20 – 26/07/2020 – COVID-19

Week eighteen in lockdown. Husband is still staying at home, shielding, I am still working from home. Monday 20/07/2020 Back to work today.  My annual appraisal will take place on Wednesday, and while I have written a lot and gathered a lot of evidence for it, I still have to finish two sections about how…

Silver Squirrels Away: HuYu Review

I am always keen on ways to earn vouchers and treats on the side. After I joined the 21st century and got a smartphone, I decided to research and try some apps for it. Huyu is one of the ones I have stuck with. What is Huyu? HuYu is an app I downloaded for my…

Our sixteenth week at home, – 06/07/20 – 12/07/2020 – COVID-19

This was our sixteenth weekend at home. Monday 06/07/2020 Another workweek begins. I tune in to the Live Q and A session where staff can send in questions to be answered about work or anything COVID-related. It seems that they may well need our offices for study spaces or teaching spaces, in order to make…

Our fifteenth week at home, – 29/06/20 – 05/07/2020 – COVID-19

We have now spent fifteen weeks at home, keeping ourselves safe. Even as society is slowly reopening here, we continue to stay at home to keep Husband safe. Monday 29/06/2020 It’s the start of the week. Our internet connection cuts out repeatedly all morning, making it impossible to stay connected to my PC in the…