My podcast favourites: Podcasts to listen to in 2021

First thing’s first, I have to admit: my favourite podcasts are the only podcasts I’ve listened to (or, at least, wanted to continue to listen to). Nonetheless, of late, I love a podcast for my commute; while I love listening to music, I always revert to the same artists, albums and genres and, inevitably, getContinue reading “My podcast favourites: Podcasts to listen to in 2021”

Lockdown 3.0: Are we just exhausted?

Lockdown 3.0 has hit different. I don’t know about you but, this time around, I feel deflated. Totally, utterly and completely deflated. Unmotivated. Unwilling. Undone. Sure, I was swashed by this wave of emotions the first and second time, but not like I have been now. I’ve even procrastinated writing this blog for almost twoContinue reading “Lockdown 3.0: Are we just exhausted?”

“This year hasn’t been all bad”: Lessons we learnt in 2020

If you could describe 2020 in one word, what would it be? Exhausting? Disastrous? Shambolic? I think we can all agree that, for the most part, this year has been catastrophic to say the least. I don’t even have to expand for you to comprehend why; it is a truth universally acknowledged (a testament toContinue reading ““This year hasn’t been all bad”: Lessons we learnt in 2020”

Here we go again: Coping with the Christmas lockdown

Here we go again. Another lockdown, another torrent of emotions. Sadness. Frustration. Anxiety. As if this year hasn’t been draining enough, the tail end of 2020 saw many of us entering a new “tier” of lockdown restrictions which – to top it all off – covers the Christmas period. While it was clear that theContinue reading “Here we go again: Coping with the Christmas lockdown”

Remember to be kind this Christmas

Are you okay? Such a simple question. A question so engrossed in everyday conversation that it has almost become meaningless. How many times have you been asked are you okay? in passing – by friends, by family, by coworkers – and responded with the likes of yeah, you? or fine, thanks, when what you reallyContinue reading “Remember to be kind this Christmas”

Lockdown 2.0: What’s different this time?

Yesterday, towards the end of my last working day for at least a month, an avalanche of gloom crashed over me as I anticipated Lockdown 2.0. It was the strangest feeling. Up until that moment, I thought I was prepared; “we’ve done it once before, so we can do it once again”, to quote everyContinue reading “Lockdown 2.0: What’s different this time?”

“This is a pandemic, not a productivity contest”

I came across this quote on a post shared by Glamour UK on Instagram during my evening social media scroll one day last week and, damn, did it hit home. Just a couple of days before, my linguigals (the name I’ve assigned to my gal friends with whom I studied linguistics at university with; original,Continue reading ““This is a pandemic, not a productivity contest””