It's only Tuesday morning and already we are having a week. Amelie was off school with a cold yesterday – the kind of minor sniffle that, pre-March 2020, you wouldn't even have thought about before packing your kid off to school. It's now the end of 2021 though, and as we all know, life is different … Continue reading Love and kindness
Hi! How are you all? As I write I'm in my office, but I'm sitting down on a super-comfy sofa, looking out some French doors at the garden outside. The doors are wide open so the sun can stream in across the floor, and it is just lovely to be here, to be honest. Or … Continue reading Change is in the air: a little life update!
We have a bumper edition of five things! One where there will actually be ten things because I completely didn't realise I didn't do one for July, and now it's the end of August! Ah August has been a total cluster, what with ski trips and finishing jobs and unexpected lockdowns. We do what we … Continue reading Five things in July, and more…
Well, we're back in lockdown! It wasn't a surprise, exactly – I think most of New Zealand figured we would be susceptible to another border failure at some stage, and the government did warn us that any evidence of the Delta strain in the community would probably lead to a lockdown to stamp it out … Continue reading Pandemic thoughts
Dissertation hand-in day, just over one year ago now! A pandemic of disappointment. I read those words early on this year, back in March, which was of course just last month and yet also somehow seven years ago, and they've stuck with me ever since. At the time, New Zealand was just on the brink, … Continue reading A pandemic of disappointment