Eye test time

Today I had my eyes tested for the first time in two years – that’s standard, my eyes are ok except my distance vision is shot and I have no corner of the eye vision and the floaters but they’re ok in the big scheme of things. I suspected, however, that I would need new … Continue reading Eye test time

Day 300

Today is Day 300 – the 300th day on the bounce that we have been out of the house. From being stuck at home, disjointed and too scared/anxious to do anything we are now much more unified – that’s not the right word but it’ll do – and able to do more things. Our world … Continue reading Day 300

Pandora’s Box

Pandora opens her box – it was actually a jar according to the Greek myth – out of curiosity. Once opened, death and the evils of the world escaped and by the time she closed it again all that remained inside Pandora’s Box was hope, or expectation depending on translation. We have opened our own … Continue reading Pandora’s Box


I had no idea it was possible to forget how to read. It was on a list of things – like riding a bike, tying your laces, and swimming – that once you had learned you didn’t just forget how to do (brain injuries and so on aside) even if you stopped doing them. Clearly … Continue reading Reading


I am very aware, as I sit down to write this blog post, that someone is counting. This is not a new thing – counting steps, the tick of the clock on the boiler, our heartbeats, items in a room, the pattern on the curtains or cushions, the time since something, the time until something, … Continue reading Counting