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An autumn photo album | October 2020

An autumn photo album | October 2020 Posted on 18/10/20202 Comments
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

Hallo friends, how are you doing? Life has been going on, the same as always. I’m still working from home full time and more or less isolating all of the time. I pop out for walks and to the shop occasionally, but since my part of the world is a hotspot right now, I’m playing it safe. Isolation is for sure getting to me now though. It’s been 7 months! A colleague of mine has a friend who is part of the Oxford vaccine trial currently. They’re told the trial ends in June, so it could be another 7+ months at home yet.

I’m trying to think up increasingly inventive ways to mitigate the isolation. I instigated “Outdoors October” with my work colleagues; we each have to get outside for 20+ minutes per day and send a photo to a WhatsApp group. My attempt at a little mindful moment. My lovely friend Vicki and I have been having Zoom craft sessions, which has also been fun. Many of my efforts at creativity (and productivity) have been thwarted by rather crap chronic illness symptoms and medication side effects (I’ve had a lot of nausea, tummy aches, and exhaustion) but I have a lovely new GP and nurse who are working with me to figure things out.

I have a couple of spoopy/halloween/October blog post ideas, but for now, I’ll share my autumn photo album 🍂 🍁

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  1. This is such a lovely idea! It’s getting quite cold here now and it feels so WEIRD to have been home, alone, for 7 months already (closer to 8 now, for me), with no end in sight. It’s such a weird time we’re living through–at least, thinking it’s weird is keeping me sane, because if this is just how things are I’m not sure I’ll make it through. I love your autumn photos.

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