We’ve all adopted new habits during lockdown – whether it’s working out or baking or journaling or pondering the meaning of life while we get to grips with Russian grammar. So if you’re in need of inspiration, below are 10 things I’ve found myself doing more and more as a result of lockdown in a bid to be a less shit human.
Most of us have been on plenty of video calls over the past twelve or so weeks, embracing this new communication medium with open arms. But it's not all peachy.
Boredom creeps... and the dirt-speckled screen is no company. Lockdown life is taking its toll.
Like feeling around in the dark, trying not to step on toes, fingers in eyes, teeth glinting, words warbling. Ignored and then repeated - if still ignored then give it up.
Beer-soaked bellies tend to bash my chair as they rumble past, making me jolt, drink spilling, temper flaring. Gazing at my caramel concoction, a tooth-fairy blend of Coke and sickly-sweet, candy-cane Malibu.
Last month, nobody could stop talking about the Finnish concept of Kalsarikännit, “the feeling when you are going to get drunk home alone in your underwear – with no intention of going out.” It summed up lockdown perfectly, all the while showcasing the beauty of the Finnish language and making Friday evenings getting peacefully sozzled… Continue reading 6 interesting foreign phrases to describe your lockdown life
The world stands mighty still, like a door swinging off its hinges, bust open like a weeping sore - bare, ready to heal.