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Category Archives: Housebound: the Isolation Journal

Mojo wrangling (Lockdown 2.0 week 3.5)

As I write this, Victoria’s lockdown has been just extended for another 6 weeks in a Stage 4 ‘State of Disaster’. We’d reached the halfway mark of Lockdown 2.0, and … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cold Feet in Limbo Land (Lockdown 2.0 week 2)

Something is now happening – which dominates how I structure my days. Cold Feet. Freezing to the marrow of the pedal extremities. It’s the middle of the Melbourne winter, and … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Eating the garnish (Lockdown 2.0 week 1)

It’s now just over a week since Victoria returned to hard lockdown at midnight on Wed July 8. That Tuesday, I prioritised a few out-of-home errands, as I’m sure many … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the first 3 months of lockdown

Did anyone carry out their great creative intentions for their stay-at-home period, back in March and April 2020? I, for one, imagined myself keeping a thorough ISO diary right here. … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Doing solo isolation

Doing isolation solo has advantages and disadvantages. Getting the disadvantages out of the way first, let’s feel the feels and move through it. – As initial lockdown commenced, I heard … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · 4 Comments

12 ways to save money while living alone

Here’s my personal list that I put together during the first two weeks of Covid-19 lockdown.  Some of this no longer applies in the same way– there’s no longer the … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment