5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

Last Tuesday we did a post on your five most common emotions during the pandemic. Going through all your responses, the balance was predominantly negative – sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness and many similar ones. Yet we have come through the last 14 to 18 months somehow. This week I ask you to list the ways you kept those pandemic blues at bay. Here is my … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

5 ThingsTuesday: Feelings / Emotions you felt most often during the Pandemic

The Covid 19 Pandemic is far from over. It has been around for 14 to 18 months (depending on when it hit your region). This is long enough for you to recognise the feelings/emotions you have experienced most often. Desolation When the first lockdown was imposed in my city in March 2020, it came at the end of a very busy time. Winter is the … Continue reading 5 ThingsTuesday: Feelings / Emotions you felt most often during the Pandemic

5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.

5 Life lessons I have learned during the lockdown : Life would be impossible without the internet. I guess the web has been a lifeline during the pandemic. Having a tidy living space is really important. Sometimes it is good to just sit and do nothing. Re-visiting old favourites is fun. Re-reading books you have enjoyed before or watching favourite movies was a good pastime … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.

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Share Your World — 9th August

<a href="http://&lt;!– wp:heading {"level":5} –> <h5><em>Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. </em></h5> <!– /wp:heading –> <!– wp:heading {"level":5} –> <h5><em>I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. </em></h5> <!– /wp:heading –> <!– wp:heading {"level":5} –> <h5><em>Today's quote:</em></h5> Melanie always … Continue reading Share Your World — 9th August

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Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic

TODAY’S QUESTION How do you think this pandemic year has been for blogging in general and your blog in particular? MY ANSWER It has been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in March 2020. The lockdowns and social distancing and the disease and fatalities that followed changed the world forever. My blog was a lifeline during this time. In … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic

Pandemic Dilemma

Does this picture inspire you to write something? Image credit; Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay (For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman looking out the glass pane of a partially open door, with an indecipherable expression) A Pandemic Dilemma “I’m dying to see my friends! Seeing them on video chats is just not the same as hanging out. Can I take the risk … Continue reading Pandemic Dilemma

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Post Pandemic Eating Out

Eating out, the biggest social activity of modern times was one of the things worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March this 2020, most of the world has been in various states of lockdown  With businesses, schools and public gatherings all prohibited, we have been in a state of isolation for several months.   Now that bans are being lifted to various degrees,  eating … Continue reading Post Pandemic Eating Out

Social Bubbles For COVID-19

Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19

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28. The way things used to be.

It is common practice to yearn for what has gone before and is no more. We seem to be indulging in this much more since the pandemic and lockdown etc. The blogosphere abounds with posts (mine included) yearning for the way things were before COVID-19. Although we have truly lost many things that we took for granted, the pandemic is not the first time that … Continue reading 28. The way things used to be.