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Lockdown learning: #11 Choices and consequences

A short series of 2 minute observations… I like having choices… but not always the consequences! As we hit week 14 of lockdown I am reminded of how what seem like local choices that have led to our current situation. How does hygiene in a Chinese market come to have such a profound impact on …

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Lockdown learning: #9 Freedom is …what exactly?

A short series of 2 minute observations… How are you feeling? We are living with a lot of restrictions on our way of life at the moment. They arrived all of a sudden. Pubs, restaurants and coffee shops have closed. Public transport is largely deserted. Travel abroad or overnight stays are nearly impossible. Sport is highly …

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Lockdown learning: #8 Marriage glue

A short series of 2 minute observations The lockdown has put a lot of pressure on households. We are seeing a lot more of whoever it is we are living with. Sadly, we are at our most unguarded with those who know us well and so we are often cruel as well as kind – …

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Lockdown learning: #5 Activity, output & outcomes

A short series of 2 minute observations… I have a very easy lockdown situation tainted with only some frustrations. Shopping for food takes a lot longer (queues  and multiple trips to find missing items); there is more cooking  and drink-making than normal and zoom fatigue sometimes seems a high price to keep up with people.. to …

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Lockdown learning: #3 Impossible possibilities

        A short series of 2 minute observations… I am amazed when I reflect on how much we have changed in only eight weeks and all that we are now doing differently …and digitally. GP’s are performing diagnoses over the telephone, cards are replacing cash and home delivery is reaching lots of …

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