5 Ways to Enjoy Autumn in the Time of Corona

Autumn is a good time. Yes, the days get shorter, darker and colder. But the leaves are crisper, the pubs cosier, the wine redder and the jumpers thicker. The winter coats and the wooly hats make their long awaited appearance. Picnics are replaced with roasts. Pumpkin spiced lattes and hot chocolates make their grand entrance….

The Rise of the Staycation

Summer in the time of Corona is drawing to a close. Probably a summer unlike most have experienced before. There was some respite – thanks Mr. Covid for that, it was genuinely appreciated and didn’t go unnoticed. So what did Summer 2020 bring? More home offices. The re-opening of pubs. And the return of holidays,…

The WFH Pandemic – 4 Cons & 3 Pros of Remote Working

Pre covid, WFH was a bit of a novelty. We had a max once a fortnight policy, and this worked perfectly. The night before the chosen WFH day had a bit of a Friday night feeling – maybe you’d have an extra glass of wine or watch an extra episode of whatever series you were…

The Great British Picnic 

Us Brits have always loved a picnic. The origins of picnics date back to the Middle Ages, where snacks were brought out to huntsmen who decided to stop in the open air for a break and a bite to eat. The term picnic is French (pique – nique), and exploded in popularity in the 1700s…

Normality Within Tape 

Last week our work put a live stream in our calendar. A very millennial and all too common feature of many businesses in 2020 – a good ol’ virtual update. In it, we were told, unsurprisingly, that we would not be back in the office until at least early September.  The last day we were…

The 3 Best Corona Leaders… and the 3 Worst

Let’s start with the worst. 3. Boris Johnson – UK Best Corona gaff: ‘I was at a hospital where there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody’.  The quote above sums up pretty well Boris’ attitude of British exceptionalism in the face of Coronavirus. The virus may be causing havoc everywhere…

Pasta is Love and Pasta is Life

Lockdown has had the whole country discovering hidden talents and suddenly practising hobbies they’d never considered before. From knitting to painting by numbers, learning new languages to Tik Tok videos, the creativity with which people have taken to amuse themselves when deprived of normal activities has been impressive to say the least.  One of the…

Zoom Quizzes are the New Friday Night

How many countries do the Alps touch? Which actor voiced Baloo in the 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book? 😠 👊 🤕 🏎️ 📺 ❌ — what event does this series of emojis describe? These are all questions I’ve been asked during various rounds of zoom quizzes over the last few weeks. As we enter our…

Concerning Corona

3 and a half short months ago, the world celebrated the turn of the decade. 2020. As with the start of every new year, the first of January promised new beginnings. New resolutions made – yoga and meditation every day, reading at least 100 books a year, cutting down on meat blah blah. The usual….