Lockdown Anniversary

4 years ago today
so mad it’s been so long … Now … i’m determined to not rant on about what a shit show it was … PPE and dodgy government deals, the parties, the losses and tragedies that have gone unanswered.

Lockdown Anniversary 2024

Rant over … Back during lockdown there was a sense of community, A sense we were all in the same boat and we should use zoom text or whatever to get through it.

And it’s that sense of community we have manage to lose … checking in on friends and neighbours. Sharing the struggles we all faced back then. None of that seems to happen anymore. Mental health and walking was a big thing back in 2020 … getting through it together was key. And now … it’s like it never happened, as if mental health was exclusive to lockdown. Maybe it’s just me … maybe i got left behind a bit … But i am sure there are people who feel the same … unable to share struggles cos people don’t seem to listen anymore.

What to do now …
Simple really … catch up. message mates set up a zoom call … old school style. Dunno about you but there are mates i’ve not seen in 4 years … cos circumstances changed for us all so much that its not been possible to catch up in person.
Pressure on us all right now is just as bad as it was then … if not worse. Cost of living/Brexit/Environment/Stress/Work opportunities etc … So keeping in touch with friends and family is really important. taking through problems and issues that we all face. Talking and sharing really does help … reminding us all we ain’t alone.

And the first message you can send is … I cant believe its been 4 years. pretty simple really.

Mothers’ Day

For most people mother’s day is a last minute dash to get flowers before sunday lunch with mum. For people like me it’s a day that is filled with sadness and loss … mix in a splash of anger and that’s pretty much my day.

I hope you are the first one, If so give your mum a big hug from me … and take her out for lunch somewhere nice.

If you are the later … i am deeply sorry for your loss … It’s tough … really tough. Especially the endless adverts … stupid moonpig advert.

Short film about mothers’ day … hope you enjoy it. Apologies if adverts appear … that’s nothing to do with us, thats a youtube thing

Mothers’ Day

I hope you will join me in celebrating … celebrate the good times, the time you had together, Catch up with family and friends …. tell stories … things that you miss.

I know it’s tough, but i hope you have the day your mum would want you to have.

And it goes without saying there is help available … no matter how long its been
Click here for more info