Doubly

July 6th 2020 Today I started to do the admin I need to do to prepare for my flatmate moving out on Friday. Oh, btw, for the people in my life reading this who I have not yet told: my flatmate is moving out on Friday. Originally I wanted to move out, because I’m at the point in my life now where I want my own space. It’s a thing that we tried for six months because it was convenient for both of us, but, and I know Covid is repsonsible for most of this, it was becoming tricky sharing … Continue reading Doubly

Same

July 5th 2020 Today I’m at the point of lockdown where every day is starting to feel the same. I have the same breakfast every day (two eggs, philly, sliced ham, and rocket in a bagel), I have coffee at the same time every day (one at 10 and one at 2), I go for the same run, at the same time, on the same route, for the same distance every day (a 5k route around Pittville Park), I eat the same dinners (Asian-inspired meat with noodles and/or rice), I go to bed at the same time (11pm). There’s not … Continue reading Same

Rules

July 3rd 2020 Today I’m not sure if I want to go to the pub tomorrow or not. We’ve booked a table at a pub nearby, and we can technically be there all day. And we’re technically allowed to be there. But also I kinda feel like I’m still breaking the rules if I go. I had my back to work briefing earlier that will allow me to go back into the office from Tuesday if I so please, and because I’m quite keen to get back into the office, I kind of don’t like the idea of spending 8 … Continue reading Rules

Option

July 2nd 2020 Today forget all that stuff I said about not going back to work until September, because I’m going back next week. We’ve been told that we have the option of going back if we want to, but with a load of restrictions in place. To begin with, I wasn’t fussed. Because as I see it, it was already a transition going from working in the office to working from home, and then in September we’d have to transition from working from home to working from the office. Adding in another transitionary period going from working from home … Continue reading Option

Linked

June 28th 2020 Today I finished week 8 of my 5k every day fad. 56 straight days without a day off. I’m pretty impressed by that. I’m mainly impressed that I’ve managed it so far without injury. I have the world’s weakest shins and a groin that can pull at any moment. But so far, a month and a half in, there’ve been no niggles. No aches. No pulls. At no point during the streak have I deliberately overexerted myself, and I’ve managed to find a rhythm and pace that is comfortable enough that come the next day, my legs … Continue reading Linked

Should

June 27th 2020 Today I should have been getting ready to fly to Copenhagen. We were going to be there for what could have potentially been England’s first game of the knockout stages of the European championships. But then coronavirus cancelled the tournament, and EasyJet cancelled our flights. It was touch and go for a while. The flights were still going ahead until like a week ago, because I think technically you’re actually allowed to leave the country now. Just when you get back you have to be quarantined for 14 days. I’m not entirely sure how that’s different from … Continue reading Should

Restrictions

June 26th 2020 Today I was told that we’re not going back to work until September 1st. And that when we got back it will be with social distancing rules, and restrictions that will mean we can’t use the kitchens, coffee machines, or leave the building at all during the day. We’ll have to wipe down our desks three times a day, and take it in turns to walk in and out of the building. So really, we’re not going back to work at all. We’re going back to something that was never previously what work was like. Although having … Continue reading Restrictions