Today is Sunday. YOU SHOULD NOT GO OUTSIDE!
For the last 76 days, I’ve been writing my own flavour of random nonsense on this blog while Scotland has been locked down thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Today is the first day that Scotland has had no new deaths. That seems like a significant moment to review things.
One of the most helpful things that someone said, early into the UK lockdown, was: you are not just working from home—you are at home, during a crisis, trying to work. I found that change in focus to be helpful.
But I have still managed to overdo things. Today, I feel exhausted—mentally, physically, emotionally. The world is in turmoil just now, not just due to the pandemic but civil unrest due to police brutality and systemic injustice due to the way that black, Asian and other ethnic groups have been treated for hundreds of years. To be honest, I am currently finding it hard to remain positive and lighthearted in the face of such violence and injustice. Black lives matter.
So, I am taking a break.
I will probably write this and post it tomorrow.
Depending on how the pandemic goes, if there is a second wave then I may be back. I hope there won’t. I hope that people can remain patient and disciplined, keep washing your hands, keep taking your vitamin D, and blood pressure tablets and whatever else is advised to stop the spread, protect the NHS and save lives.
In the meantime, if you still want some daily advice, just revisit the archives. I purposefully named the posts after the days of the week.
Love and blessings