Some of those best placed to help us through the pandemic went missing. Men have always published more scientific papers than women. Covid-19 has made the gender divide even worse.
I have a question for our government, I have many questions for our government, but the one I’m really pondering today is: have any of you ever looked after your own children? My Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of people who do just that and are now incredulously battling a problem that was so… Continue reading The Blindingly Obvious Predictability Of Snot
MissM found a four leaf clover today. Hidden away under the leaves of the fading daffodils in the pot by our back door. She was delighted, convinced that luck was now bestowed upon her. Let’s hope so, she’s got me teaching her from tomorrow so she might need it! It’s Mother’s day here in the… Continue reading Covid Diaries, March 22nd, Mother
Today was nice. Weekends can be a tussle. an endless string of negotiations: Can you keep an eye on the kids for ten minutes so I can fix this hinge? Half an hour while I make dinner? Can you sort the changing bag? We’re going to be late! All is found -shoes on! But now… Continue reading Covid Diaries, March 21st, Frozen
Where do any of us begin with all of this? Changes. MissE and MissM have finished school, we’ve rearranged our bedroom and our sitting room so that MrSB can work from home and the children can’t (hopefully) destroy the electronics left in the alcove where his desk has stood for ten years. I’ve drafted and… Continue reading Covid Diaries. March 20th. Normal
Hello? tap tap…. Is there anyone still there?… It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on this blog. I had high hopes when MissA was born (and I stopped working) that I would do more with it. But circumstances, by which I mean three small children, got in the way. Now though? Well,… Continue reading The Covid Diaries – Hello