No! We learnt about two weeks ago that lockdown can’t end abruptly, it needs to be phased out. We have to move through 5 levels and how long each level lasts will depend on the criticality of the spread of Covid-19. This has enormous implications for many, including my family. My contract has come to… Continue reading End of Lockdown?
My 84 year old mother lives in a retirement home. When lockdown was announced, the matron gave us the option to fetch our parents. I chose to leave my mother there. There are only 25 residents and she stays in her own cottage. They are all still healthy and well after 20 days of lockdown,… Continue reading My 84 year old mom made masks for the carers in her retirement home.
On Sunday we had what I call a 'low key birthday lunch'. Twenty of our family came for lunch and each brought a dish to celebrate my aunt's 84th birthday. We had a veritable feast of Chinese dishes! Roast duck, pork belly with crackling, cha siu (Chinese bbq pork), vegetable chow mein, prawn haw fan… Continue reading Low Key Birthday Lunch
I woke up this morning with a huge sense of relief! The party was over, Nicole had a wonderful time and so did our family and friends. I stressed throughout. Especially when the food was late. And although this didn't matter to the youngsters, the grannies were getting over hungry. The manager on duty did… Continue reading Oh! What a night!
I have had the most stressful month. Work pressure has been unprecedented. Thrice daily calls with my colleagues in an effort to meet almost impossible deadlines. With each call the pressure mounted until it felt like we were all going to burst. Everything seemed to be falling apart at the last minute. But just as… Continue reading Getting ready to party!