A couple of years ago I found it particularly motivating to write a blog a day during the summer lull at work. I decided a couple of days ago that I'd repeat the exercise as our wee family went into our own lockdown after our youngest son came down with COVID-19. It was partly intended as a catharsis because the last lockdown we had to do in September was tough.
As soon as we got his results we felt far better equipped to deal with it and he felt OK. Back in September I was edging towards a return to work one day a week for team meetings, which Tier 3 has since knocked on the head. Also, we've only actually recorded one of our radio shows from the studio (hope you haven't noticed), but I was worried we wouldn't be able to. And we've been very touched by the generous offers of support and help from friends and neighbours.
Now it turns out that we're all going to be in it together anyway as the whole country is heading for a lockdown. I don't know how that's going to go, but obviously I'm worried about people, especially the young.
Here's a basic rough list of topics I'll try and get through, but like all good lists of ideas some will drop off and others will pop up.
- Academic writing v journalism
- 24 Hour News
- Our Music Therapy programme
- The Strong Personalities Group
- All Those Things That Seemed So Important
- Devolution and Democracy
- Living with medical conditions
- Welsh Nationalism
- Some book reviews
- Some film reviews
- Folk horror
- Kinder Scout
- High Intensity Interval Training