Covid with kids

Covid finally got us, two and a half years into this bloody pandemic. 2 days after returning from England for our summer holiday I started feeling more tired than usual (hard to judge when you have two small children and feel constantly tired anyway) and had a slight sore throat. I’m not sure whether IContinue reading “Covid with kids”

Parenting in a climate crisis

I’ve just finished reading Britt Wray’s book ‘Generation Dread‘ on how to cope with the emotions that knowledge of the climate crisis stirs up, and how to channel them into action without burning out. I highly recommend reading it, especially as a follow on from Matt Winnings book Hot Mess which somehow manages to beContinue reading “Parenting in a climate crisis”

Easter 2022

I haven’t painted or written anything in a long time now because at the end of February our youngest daughter got very ill with some horrendous gastro bug and had to spend 3 nights in hospital on a drip, and then ten days after getting out of hospital for that she slipped in the playgroundContinue reading “Easter 2022”

The fifth wave

I’m so torn between keeping my daughter in school because she’s six, she needs school! She needs friends! She needs to get out of the house! I need her out of the house! Set against the inevitability of her getting covid in the next few weeks given the higher transmissibility of the Omicron variant andContinue reading “The fifth wave”

Wear a mask

My hypochondria anxiety levels have been going through the roof over the past 6 months as presumably so have everybody’s. I’m feeling better right now, but during April/May I felt quite breathless a lot of the time – no idea if I had a really mild case of Covid or if it was all inContinue reading “Wear a mask”