Are we stigmatising diners and drinkers in the post-lockdown life?

Are we stigmatising diners and drinkers in the post-lockdown life?

This blogpost was co-written by Mia’s Musings. Before Coronavirus, eating out was a favourite pastime of mine. During the last few months, we’ve had to swap eating out for Deliveroo. Now we are told to eat out, support our businesses with our appetites and wallets. This has ignited a passionate discussion of money versus lives. [...]

How has job hunting changed in the age of COVID-19?

How has job hunting changed in the age of COVID-19?

Zoom meetings in pyjama bottoms are the new normal. I have been looking for work in the creative industry for about six months, and I am trying desperately to stay motivated to keep applying for roles during the pandemic. The interview process has evolved in recent months, but what has actually changed? First of all, [...]

Lockdown reflections: Getting tired of feeling uninspired

Lockdown reflections: Getting tired of feeling uninspired

Writer’s block is no laughing matter; it’ll leave you feeling deflated and unimaginative. I’ve taken an unintentional media hiatus for a few weeks and this is why: having spent the last three weeks applying and interviewing for jobs, I’m subsequently struggling to find any inspiration for things to write about. While it’s a rare occurrence [...]

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

If you leave your home to exercise at present, you'll definitely feel the lack of life on the streets. What you might notice a little more, however, is that the people you do encounter are far friendlier than usual. The UK as a whole is a very polite, yet moody, nation. If you've ever been [...]

Ways to practise self-care while self-isolating

Ways to practise self-care while self-isolating

Photo: coyot - Pixabay If you're amongst the hundreds of thousands of us who are either on lockdown or voluntarily self-isolating, you are technically alone, but we're all in this together. Virtually. Following the closure of all restaurants and bars, like many others, I am now temporarily out of work. For those of us whose [...]