Coronavirus – strange times

It is now just over 3 weeks since the official lock-down for Coronavirus in the UK started.  Even though it feels like much longer than that in some ways, it also still seems very strange.

As I have to regularly visit the chemist to collect medication, I was issued the below card by my treatment provider, so that if I am questioned by the police as to why I am not at home, I can show them the card as proof of my reason to be outside of my home, travelling to or from the chemist.

Essential medication travel permit

Time will tell as to how long this goes on for, or if measures become even more extreme.  This is an unprecedented historical event and something that future generations will hopefully not have to experience.

Selfie obsession

I only took my first selfie 3 years ago and it was awful. I can remember that I couldn’t get a decent photo no matter how hard I tried. After days of practice I eventually took a photo that actually looked acceptable for public viewing. I was so pleased and immediately made it my Facebook profile pic!

From then on I started taking selfies regularly and gradually got better at taking them to make them look the best that I possibly could. I quickly realised that it was quite addictive. Seeing photos where you think you genuinely look attractive is something that boosts your self-confidence no end.

I regularly post selfies now. It’s also nice to be able to look back at previous pictures and see myself at different times. I don’t think I’ll be stopping taking selfies any time soon as it’s just too much fun.

Diamond Art

Butterfly full-drill diamond art

It’s like paint by numbers but you attach tiny crystals to make the design. The one above is totally covered in crystals, which they call full-drill. Some pictures are only part crystals. I prefer full-drill.

I’ve also done some mini cartoon-like ones which are fun and very satisfying because you can complete one in a single sitting.


Lil Peep

I wasn’t lucky enough to find out about Lil Peep until he died.  I would have loved to have known about him while he was still alive.  I still feel very lucky to be able to learn about him now and discover the huge amount of music which he made in the short time he was active.

He has had a big impact on my life.  It is his influence which made me brave enough to get my face tattoo.  His lyrics have made me start doing some creative writing for the first time in probably a decade.

I am enjoying listening to his music and learning more about him all the time.  His creative abilities are astounding to me and have inspired me in so many different ways.  It is so tragic that we lost him at such a young age, but what he achieved in the time he had, is really quite incredible.

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Such a bright and genuine smile! I love this photo x