2020: My Year in Books

I try to write one of these every year, mainly because I love reading them back in times to come and remembering what I loved and what I didn’t. In my blog of 2019 books, I said I was going to try to do less comfort reading and read more new books – obviously, with … Continue reading 2020: My Year in Books

Goodbye 2020; Hello 2021

I’ve found writing anything in the last eight or nine months almost impossible. I wanted to write about my experiences of the pandemic and lockdown, and everything that goes with it, but every article had to start with so many caveats about how lucky I am compared to so many that it felt overindulgent and … Continue reading Goodbye 2020; Hello 2021

Panic

Have you lost track of how long you’ve been on lockdown yet? I have. I’m guessing it’s about a month. Long enough that I have new routines, new habits, new expectations of what I get out of each day. I’m lucky that I’m still working, both because I’m keeping my salary and because it means … Continue reading Panic

Brexit Day

Four years ago, I wrote a blog about “home”. About what home means, especially when your family home is in another country to your partner’s, but also what it means when your home country stops feeling like home to you. Since then, things haven’t exactly improved. Any lingering hope that the utter stupidity that is … Continue reading Brexit Day