Bye bye lockdown, hello ‘new normal’

So here we are over halfway through 2020 and what a bloody disaster it’s been! Would be handy if we could just write it off and come back afresh in Jan 2021!! As we are well and truly saying goodbye to lockdown, it’s a chance for me to reflect on the past 6 months. It...

Locked in or locked up? The trivial trials of lockdown

So… here we are, Day 6873(!?!?!) of lockdown and all is as expected at Begley primary. It’s taking every ounce of my strength to even vaguely follow the timetable the kids have from school and anything on top of that generally gets forgotten. I am not cut out for such...

Covid-19: Stay the f*ck at home

My mum’s just texted my sister and I. One of her friends’ daughters has just died from Covid-19. The text ended: …don’t get complacent. I love you both so much. This brought the seriousness of the situation home once more. I’m not being complacent, far from it, but...