What I’ve Learnt in a Year of Lockdown

At this point, it’s been 13 months since the UK’s first national lockdown was announced. It somehow seems like much longer, and not that long at all, anyone else feel that? Thanks to the breakthroughs with the vaccine, and a pretty fast-paced vaccination program, it does now look like we’re on our way out of the dark. Of course, the UK is extremely privileged to have such vaccine access, and I know that the rest of the world isn’t necessarily in the same position as the UK right now. Rather than getting too optimistic and looking to the future, I wanted to talk about the things I’ve learnt in the last year of the pandemic.

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Hello Running, My Old Frenemy…

You may remember, if you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, that last year I did the Couch to 5K program. I did really enjoy the program and it really boosted both my physical health and my self-confidence, but once I started work in September I lost steam. For a while I managed to go for a run after work sometimes, but I felt like that was eating into a lot of my free time and I felt like I needed to adapt to working full time before I went back to it. And then once I had adapted to working full time, the evenings were darker and colder, and I made the decision to put it off until spring. Now spring is here, there are no more excuses, so here goes..

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Bioshock 2: Review & Recommend | PS4

Today I’ve picked a bit of a controversial game to review. The Bioshock franchise is generally pretty well appreciated, but the second instalment is, for many players, a low point. But I… didn’t hate it. I wouldn’t say I loved it, but it was absolutely an enjoyable experience and I would play through it again. No, I’m not biased by the fact that one of the characters shares my name (yes I absolutely am).

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Spring Favourites!

Can’t believe spring is here already! The time has been flying the last few weeks. I feel like this list might include some repeats from my previous favourites lists, as it feels like I haven’t really had that much time to discover new favourites, so instead I’ve been relying on my old comfort favourites instead. Still, I hope this provides you with some inspiration to fill your time in what will hopefully be the last season of lockdown here in the UK!

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