The Column – Quarantine Week 5


Welcome to the first blog post of a series I’ve decided to call ‘The Column’ intended to facilitate a cathartic, writing session for me during this very wobbly time known as quarantine. We’re currently 5 weeks in after the UK announced social distancing on 23rd March.

Life is wild nowadays isn’t it?! Those of us that are safe and well – we’re no longer travelling anywhere, we’re not sitting in meetings with colleagues or at work events events, have our hair or or shopping, we’re not having our hair or nails done, lots of us aren’t working in the same way we were, or even working at all, we’re not seeing friends and family and some of us are on our own. Life is WILD-ly different. We’re adjusting.

My legal skills are in telecoms and IT, services which all of us are now relying very heavily on.

Lots of businesses were not prepared to have their teams work from home at all.

Much-like everyone else still working during lockdown, things are non-stop; everyone needs to improve communication and remote working capacity, if they’re having problems they want them rectified now and believe it or not, people still take each other to court during a pandemic (via Skype!) so yeah, lots going on. We’re all adjusting.

That said, no week is the same. There are so many moving parts that quarantine life really is quite up and down.

Attempting to educate your children at home whilst working is, in my opinion, a near-impossible feat. I have not pushed home-education for Poppy, because 1. I am working at home by myself 2. I’m not a teacher and 3. Things are stressful enough without putting the pressure on my daughter to learn the national curriculum during this time.

We are using methods of unschooling at home, which is a method my mother used to teach us at home when we were children.

We’re all adjusting, we’re all doing our best and I really hope you’re all ok.

Quarantine Life – Week 5

Quarantine Life, week 5: Am I the only person that wears jeans at home?! It would seem so, I have been wearing these and these on repeat.

Whilst my lovely succulent unfortunately met its untimely death, I’ve ordered a few of these un-killable varieties from Patch Plants, fingers crossed.

Last week Sunday morning, I had the best guided meditation session with Barrina from Emerald Torus using Zoom, check her out here.

The Hubs’ commitment to working on using the TRX is nothing but admirable. Seeing as #iHateRunningClub I may give it a go…

Netflix: Too Hot to Handle. Tiger King. Unorthodox. Soon to start Ozark. Let me know if there are any other shows I should check out, because quarantine = Netflix.

Speaking of Tiger King, I read about the ‘forgotten Tiger King’ in Harlem, who kept a tiger in his home, it doesn’t end how you think it ends actually, or maybe it does…

Apparently, the number of people that are ‘sober curious’ is increasing. Not drinking during Lent has changed my drinking habits immensely.

I added more things to my Amazon Storefront, including the home beauty section for my nails. I used polygel for my infill and gel nail colour, they’re not perfect but they will do. I now have my eye on a proper foot spa…

Skincare: I managed to get the inevitable breakouts after Easter under control and I’m now using vit-C to brighten my skin. One of my all-time favourites is this 1-minute treatment mask which brightens my skin instantly. My dry skin skincare guide is here for those of you that asked for it.

I’m thinking of signing up to Alo-Yoga’s online classes, if anyone has tried them, please let me know!

You know I love a laugh…

Mo Gilligan has got to be one of the funniest people on social media at the moment, his content really makes me laugh. I’m really looking forward to his new show coming out on the 4th May, LIVE from his home. I also discovered Zoie Fenty this week, remember the “no scrubs” video I posted on my Stories?

I genuinely had tears of laughter watching this video.

Save for the mandatory quarantine chores, I’m really looking forward to enjoying the sunshine this weekend and the slower pace.

How are you all doing? How is quarantine life week 5 (or whatever week it is for you) going?


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