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Alison's blog: Normality hopes

The time we were all waiting for is finally here. Schools are re-opening and we will have some of the much awaited freedom and peace. This second lockdown has been so much harder than the first ... Read More

Caroline M's blog: Pet therapy

A year ago, our beautiful Poppy cat had to be put to sleep. She was my baby before I had babies. Everybody in my circle, from colleagues, to family and friends, was invested in her, having been treat... Read More

Ally's blog: How did we do that?

This week my employer sent out a fairly lengthy questionnaire to everyone in the firm to ask us about how we thought we might want to work once the pandemic restrictions are no longer in place. It&rs... Read More

Caroline P's blog: Lockdown 3

As we settle into Lockdown 3, we’re all feeling a bit blue in my house. My sleep is all over the place, and if something threatens to shift the delicate house of cards routine I’ve b... Read More

Barbara's blog: Puppy love...

There’s been a theme in recent blogs that it is important to find time for oneself. This seems counter-intuitive, because the world has shut down and turned into an introverts’ paradise a... Read More

Sonya's blog: Presents

It is really exciting to be writing my first blog for WorkLife Central.  When I received the rota list, and found out I was to write my first blog in December, it felt that perfect opportunity t... Read More

Ally's blog: The squidgy bit

There was a period just after my second maternity leave when I was going through a redundancy process. While many people suggested redundancy from my job based in the City might be a good thing becau... Read More

Barbara's blog: Skirtgate

Son and daughter – 13 and 14 respectively – went back to school on 4 September, after six months of absence. It was the first day of school, but felt more like the first step in a new wor... Read More

Katie's blog: Still embracing it!

I wrote my last blog for WorkLife Central back in April at the start of lockdown. At the time I wrote about how I had decided I would embrace lockdown and how I planned to stick to a routine. Reading... Read More

Addy's blog: Climb every mountain

I’ve been mulling over what to write in this blog for over a week now. Do you want to hear about where I am in my cancer journey (or my brother and mums)? Do we want more Coronavirus/lockdown s... Read More

Caroline P's blog: Lockdown life

I started lockdown feeling really enthusiastic. I saw it as a challenge, and an opportunity. I would get my work done around the kids’ needs; I’d be invested in their home schooling, and ... Read More
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