Sex for sanitary pads

I read an article in the Guardian this week about the impact of the lockdown on girls in Kenya. In 2017 the Kenyan government passed a law providing free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls who needed them. All very good, but once schools closed due to the pandemic, nobody thought about sending the pads into…

the pleasure is mine

Did I ever mention to you that I did a bit of acting recently? It was while I was in my old job, so I had time for rehearsals. We rehearsed in small groups, a series of one act plays, to be covid safe. It was my first time, so I got a very small…

Corona Christmas 2020

This is the Christmas that is like no other. Here in Switzerland it is not cancelled as such, but all the restaurants will be closed and we should not meet with more than one other household. Our daughter in Germany will stay in Germany. Families cannot travel, many are stuck somewhere with no flight, or…

office makeover

We all love a makeover, right? I especially love rearranging the furniture. It appeals to my creative side and stops me getting bored with my surroundings. In my new role, I get quite a large office, just for me. I think the office is at least 40 years unchanged. It has a huge wooden desk…

return of the mojo

This week was my first week in my new job……………………. It was just great, I feel so energised. Each day I would return home from the office feeling like I had actually achieved something. Each day, I would feel the glow of actually being useful and making a difference. Every morning I would wake early,…

to quarantine or not?

So last week was audit at work, again. The same procedure as the year before. We all wore masks though, that was a bit different. It was lucky we did though, because on Wednesday we heard that 2 of our colleagues had tested positive, our office closed, and the audit continued from home office. On…

New Job

A year ago, I wrote that it was time to find a new job, as I was bored, and under-motivated. Since then, things have got even quieter at work, and even with home office, my mojo had gone, and I was really bored. Then in July I spotted a job ad for a great sounding…

my geometric wall

Today I finally got around to painting my one remaining white wall. Every other wall has pictures on it, but this one was blank, in a narrow part of the hallway where hanging art would probably cause it to be even narrower. I have been planning this for months. My main problem was finding some…

Part of the solution, or part of the problem

I was out with friends last night, having dinner on a boat, on a lake. The weather was mild, the food was good, and the scenery was fabulous. We were or are very privileged. At one point the conversation drifted to the black lives matter movement. One lady said that with all the protests she…