Physical not social distancing: what a difference a word makes #covid19

I’ve now got quite a few half written blog posts from the last week trying to share what I am thinking/experiencing around the COVID 19 pandemic.  I keep getting to that point where I don’t really know where to go, so I just stop and don’t hit publish. It’s been overwhelmingly positive to see the … Continue reading Physical not social distancing: what a difference a word makes #covid19

All this has happened before, all this will happen again – not quite back to the lockdown diaries

Well dear reader, it’s been a funny old week or weeks maybe. Here in Glasgow we went back into a partial lockdown last week meaning that we can’t have anyone visit our homes – but we can go out an meet people and go to restaurants etc.  I totally got my head around this as … Continue reading All this has happened before, all this will happen again – not quite back to the lockdown diaries

The upside down and in-between: the uncertainity of where I am right now

I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I have been finding the last few weeks as we have moved out of lockdown very unsettling.  Whilst lockdown wasn’t easy, it seemed simpler, with just a few big messages and guidelines to follow. A walk a day, no mixing with other people, just going to the … Continue reading The upside down and in-between: the uncertainity of where I am right now

Not so easy, and not just on Sunday morning: easing out of lock down

As you’ll know, dear reader I have tried to document the lockdown with a series of weekly “lock down diary” posts.  After 16 weekly posts, I decided that it was time to move on from that series so I had a bit of break from blogging last week.   Lock down restrictions are easing not … Continue reading Not so easy, and not just on Sunday morning: easing out of lock down

The lockdown diaries week 15: still not normal . . .

Another week of easing out of lock down and the death toll  in the UK as I write is 44,198.  There are still over 100 people dying everyday in the UK from COVID-19, this is not over. Lock down restrictions are lifting across the UK and different paces.  Non essential shops opened this week in … Continue reading The lockdown diaries week 15: still not normal . . .

The Lockdown diaries week 8: a bit of a mini break and some service design

Another week of lock down and the death toll in the UK is now over 33,600. Well, when I say another week of lock down, it has been here in Scotland (and Wales and Northern Ireland), but not in England where some restrictions have been lifted. Last week I, along with millions of others watched … Continue reading The Lockdown diaries week 8: a bit of a mini break and some service design

The Lockdown Diaries: week 7, revenge of the tech gremlins, fatigue and care

Another week of lock down and the death toll in the UK is now over 31,000. This weekend we marked 75 years since VE day and the start of the end of the second world war.  Over the 5 years of that war,  around 60,000 civilians died in the UK. We are over half way … Continue reading The Lockdown Diaries: week 7, revenge of the tech gremlins, fatigue and care