Experiences from people's diaries
Rosie J
Iโ€™ve just received my degree results and Iโ€™ve got a first! Throughout the pandemic my studies have kept me focused, providing me with the stability I needed to weather the storm...
Diary on 22 June 2021
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
Meg T
Well approximately ยฃ100 out of pocket later, it turns out the belt & pulley system wasn't the issue, so I still haven't resolved the problem with my tumble dryer, I'm annoyed because I've wasted money I could have put towards a new dryer...
Diary on 21 June 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
Erik J
More tough decisions to make!. At the start of the pandemic I signed up to broadband so my daughter could complete her school work and interact with her friends, with a talktalk package advertised as having no price increase during the 18 month contract...
Diary on 19 June 2021
Utilities
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Meg T
Noooo! Now my kettle isn't working!!!!!! ARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!
Diary on 18 June 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Fiona T
This week we came away to the English seaside to get some temporary escapism from the big city. Things here feel brighter and the beach has been a welcome change of scenery...
Diary on 17 June 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Lola P
Hit my all time low today....
Diary on 16 June 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
Erik J
Time to enjoy the sun? Not for me with the virus still gaining strength and spreading I am still to wary of leaving home except for essencial reasons due to being at a higher risk even though I have received both vaccines...
Diary on 16 June 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Summer
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Alex R
Borid and Nicola Sturgeon keeping Freedom day at bay for another 4 weeks
Diary on 15 June 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Destiny K
Finally got my appointment for my COVID-19 vaccine....
Diary on 14 June 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
Meg T
Today, my Covid Reality is all about how precarious my financial position really is. I had been feeling guilty of late because after 7 years of fighting for what I am entitled to in terms of securing access to full disability benefits, unlike many other during the pandemic, my financial position seems to have improved, on the surface at least...
Diary on 13 June 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Alex R
Converstaion with welfare Rights today. Since last lockdown most DLA and PIP claimants who were sent renewal forms have had their levels reduced...
Diary on 11 June 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
Warm night with window open. Noise of traffic and pub goers is loud...
Diary on 11 June 2021
Summer
Meg T
Today is all about a phone call out of the blue can leave you out of pocket. I am now liable to pay Spare Room Subsidy aka Bedroom Tax as my eldest son in the RAF who is currently stationed away, lives in barracks & is not deemed worthy by the Government to be deserving of a bedroom to come home to on leave...
Diary on 11 June 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Alex R
One of the dance mums has turn3d a hobby into a business and sent me a request to like her business page on social media She buys cheap uses furniture and upcycles them to sell at 10 times the price she buys for...
Diary on 10 June 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
Fiona T
The weather is absolutely beautiful and the sun has been shining all week. It definitely feels as though the end of the pandemic is in sight as people's moods have vastly improved...
Diary on 08 June 2021
Summer
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Erik J
Another above average Gas/Electric bill arrived today. Myself and my teenage daughter are still spending a majority of our time at home, which is pushing up the use of gas and electricity which is making a big difference to the bill...
Diary on 08 June 2021
Utilities
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Erik J
My anxiety levels are going sky high again. Will there ever be a way that we can get to some sort of normal lives with Covid here to stay...
Diary on 08 June 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿš€ Future
Erik J
Back to square one in the area I live. Covid cases are rising fast, more so in schools...
Diary on 08 June 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿซ School
Blessing K
No problem with the kids from last week but I think we should be included in a separate session with the governors of the school board and be part of the safety plan in September starting at the new term
Diary on 08 June 2021
๐Ÿซ School
Angie K
To lift the last lockdown or not? To have a Plan A and a Plan Bโ€ฆWith the older one having his graduation @ Nursery Party hanging by the thread of the governmentโ€™s decision, I have to look further into the future of things my Boy used to be able to do, but is limited to now and still be grateful as they say...
Diary on 08 June 2021
๐Ÿง’ Children
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Lexie G
Itโ€™s been an odd few days Iโ€™ve started with a really serious chest infection but had to test for COVID even though Iโ€™ve had both jabs luckily no COVID but have been and feel extremely ill and sorry for myself...
Diary on 07 June 2021
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
โ›‘ Support
Erik J
Where next ? with the new variants of covid spreading fast and restrictions easing more what is going to happen, Even if the cases stay lower during the summer while people are outside more we still have to think about what will change during the winter...
Diary on 01 June 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿซ School
Teddie G
Death. Last week came the news that my mums elderly cousin had passed away, it was a sudden death although Peter was 82 he was fit and well and passed away suddenly while out shopping going to his car...
Diary on 01 June 2021
Bereavement
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Pearl N
Hi, I have not written in my diary in a while, the main reason for this was because I felt my situation was affected generally not just because of Covid specifically apart from the social aspects of wanting to join groups which of course were not running but now are...
Diary on 31 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐Ÿš€ Future
Alex R
My child and myself are facing homelessness again as lack of social housing. This is not the first time Meanwhile the Royals get a new boat they dont need...
Diary on 30 May 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
Alex R
Dominic Cummings been stating the obvious on tv of Boris Johnston's incompetence of handling of the pandemic. Like a couple who split up...
Diary on 28 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
Local Co op is now stocking luxury meals for 1 and fancy cheesecakes at ยฃ5 each. Even in the bargain section the cheesecake was too expensive at ยฃ3...
Diary on 28 May 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
Victoria B
I want to cry. Or scream...
Diary on 28 May 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Mindy S
Finally I have heard the news that people with presettlement should still apply for benefits even though they will likely be denied help as the DWP has appealed the court case...
Diary on 27 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Fiona T
Today I've been organising a small get together with family and friends in anticipation of my upcoming birthday. I feel really excited but anxious to see people again, and it's draining just thinking about what restrictions might be like then! I think like many, I'm craving normality and just trying to make the most out of a bad situation at the moment...
Diary on 25 May 2021
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
โ›‘ Support
Fiona T
Today has been a long day and I've just noticed that the small advance repayment on my universal credit claim which stopped during the pandemic has started again and its made a huge strain on my finances...
Diary on 24 May 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Erik J
Another weekend spent indoors with my teenage daughter. Obviously we need to keep being careful about mixing with other people because of the new variants of covid emerging but living on a low income makes it virtually impossible to arrange to go out without the need of additional money which we just don't have...
Diary on 24 May 2021
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿซ School
Alex R
Checked bank balance online A payment of ยฃ27 has gone in from council. A letter confirms its a refund of the overpayment I made on school lunch card over 2 years ago whilst waiting for free school lunches entitlement was processed...
Diary on 23 May 2021
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Fiona T
I've spent this morning feeling low since waking up. There doesn't seem to be any hope in the air about when things will normalise again...
Diary on 22 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Lois N
I have really struggled to share so much lately as we really have been battered by a lot of emotionally challenging experiences. I just want to say though, the COVID Realities project is helping me such a lot! I feel so empowered, sharing my and othersโ€™ experiences safely within the project...
Diary on 20 May 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
โ›‘ Support
Alex R
15 months of avoiding covid symptoms.and get my 2nd vaccine and I coughed all night...
Diary on 20 May 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
Rosie J
We managed to go out for a cheap lunch yesterday for the first time since before Christmas. Just felt so good to get out and do something different...
Diary on 20 May 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
Meg T
Another Covid Reality for me today is how complicated the DWP system is & how information is not shared across department & HMRC when necessarily - especially in terms of child tax credits...
Diary on 19 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Meg T
One impact of the Covid19 pandemic is that of affect on dental care provision. As a person on a low income, we rely on NHS dental services as we cannot afford to go private...
Diary on 19 May 2021
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Mindy S
I didn't vote in the last election. I was finally eligible to do so after waiting ages for my pre-settlement status...
Diary on 18 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Fiona T
Both of my daughters were born extremely prematurely and wirh chronic lung disease. We went into the pandemic with oxygen cannisters for them, and now they have been removed I still feel extremely anxious about what may happen if they catch covid...
Diary on 18 May 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Fiona T
Today was a good day, things are feeling slightly more normalised since the restrictions easing yesterday. However, there is definitely still a strong sense of uncertainty looming over everyone and while it is great to feel more liberated, the constant negative media surrounding the vaccine confusion and Indian Variant are making me feel concerned...
Diary on 18 May 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Alex R
Down for 2nd dose of covid vaccine this morning. Waiting on plumber to come and fix the leak that is affecting the neighbour downstairs ...
Diary on 18 May 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
Syeda F
I've waited on purpose until today for this entry. This is the day I see as the greatest easing of Lockdown and what I think will have the most effect on me and the girls...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Children's wellbeing
Fiona T
Today things began to open up more, but rather than feeling joy I am mentally exhausted. I have just paid monthly bills and don't have much left to go back out and enjoy the easing of lockdown ...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Lexie G
Itโ€™s been lovely weather, restrictions are lifted and we can finally go out. We havenโ€™t been able to afford to go anywhere proper with the kids which is an awful feeling...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Paige E
My mood is starting to creep up as the restrictions are starting to lift. For every day we step closer to some sort of normality I strip closer to getting back to myself...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Rosie J
So many changes to my tax credit award this last couple of weeks. Donโ€™t know if Iโ€™m coming or going...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Mindy S
Feeling blue today. My second dose of the vaccine is due and my surgery says they don't stock Pfizer, only Astra Zeneca...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
Children's wellbeing
Erik J
Hoping everybody is going to stay safe and sensible now more restrictions are being eased across the country. With the new variant spreading and not fully understood I myself am getting extremely anxious about leaving home again and mixing with other people...
Diary on 17 May 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Alex R
Back in the town centre for free wifi Lots of men sitting outside the pubs in the sunshine enjoying company and a drink. I havent been to the pub in years No idea how much a drink costs I feel all I do is my caring role as a mother and clean and look for bargains in the reduced part of the shop or go to the foodbank then have endless phonecall meetings about my daughter...
Diary on 16 May 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Meg T
Feeling in a reflective mood today after completing the big question of the week. Not only that but I have been doing some antipoverty campaigning and it's reminded me of the fact that when I started campaigning back in 2018, but I actually thought poverty was a personal failing...
Diary on 16 May 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Lexie G
Puppy Stanley arrived on the 5th of may and he is already making life better, we have all bonded very quickly to his little smushy face and he seems to love us too...
Diary on 10 May 2021
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
๐Ÿ‘ง Relationships
Children's wellbeing
Elizabeth A
I think all the strain and stress of the lockdowns have put extra strain on an already full plate. I was struggling single parent having escaped domestic violence...
Diary on 10 May 2021
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Victoria B
Well, I'm now having a mild panic attack. Message on my universal credit account today telling me someone is ringing me tomorrow to review my account...
Diary on 10 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Victoria B
The future is feeling very bleak. Tory's held onto power today, again, even after everything they've done this last few years...
Diary on 07 May 2021
๐Ÿš€ Future
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Alex R
Another day in the home jail as other pupils are back at school. Migraine lifting My daughter with autism is constantly eating out of boredom...
Diary on 07 May 2021
๐Ÿซ School
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
Erik J
I have had a very difficult few weeks with some major upheaval in my life, now the tv decided to start playing up and to top it all I hear they are ending face coverings in schools this month...
Diary on 07 May 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
The foodbank in the community centre is closed today as the buildding is being used as a polling station. If it was open the the local councillors could see for themselves the reality of how the other half live...
Diary on 06 May 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
Its polling day. I have already submitted my vote by post...
Diary on 06 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Charlotte P
I have long CoVid and my hair was becoming very thin. I'm only 41 and when I used the brush to put my hair up yesterday I noticed 2 bald patches at the side of my head...
Diary on 06 May 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
Charlotte P
CoVid has a lot to answer for including getting parents in trouble with their child's primary school. I have a very fractured parent/principal relationship with my sons primary school principal as I have challenged a few things he has done in the past...
Diary on 06 May 2021
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Lola P
Having such a tough time this week mentally, really struggling to get through. My husband has gone back to work so now weโ€™re losing money on the UC...
Diary on 05 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Aurora T
Unexpected expenses My children attend a voluntary aided school. At times we have had to pay small amounts for books and various other things...
Diary on 05 May 2021
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Victoria B
I'm so scared of the job centers reopening, of possibly being sanction if I don't do enough again, off having to drag my kids into a triggering environment for me and them, if having to prove that I deserve the money to feed and house my kids...
Diary on 04 May 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Alex R
My extended family are aware of recent drop in benefit income. Yet not one if them has offered to support my child and myself...
Diary on 04 May 2021
โ›‘ Support
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Meg T
I am a disabled lone parent on legacy benefits, so have been excluded from the ยฃ20 per week uprating of Universal Credit introduced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak last year as the lockdown started to bite...
Diary on 02 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
Nellie K
Last weeks big ideas zoom has really got me thinking. One of the other participants mentioned something and Iโ€™ve not been able to stop thinking about it...
Diary on 01 May 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
Foodbank/ larder has a new scheme. They are providing potato seeds to plant to grow your own in your garden...
Diary on 01 May 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Alex R
My answer to big question of the week As mobile not working when when I log into chrome. I regular use a foodbank or community larder as its called...
Diary on 30 April 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Paige E
The shops have opened today for the first Rhine since Christmas Eve. I was up and out for 8...
Diary on 30 April 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
Teddie G
Haircuts!! ( sorry in advance for the rant). My 14 year old son had waited very patiently during lockdown 3 for his haircut ...
Diary on 30 April 2021
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Charlotte P
Ive had a great week through CoVid realities. Getting the opportunity to voice my opinions on uniform costs and bus passes...
Diary on 30 April 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Lexie G
Feeling excited and hopeful for the future as a family, we are getting a puppy. Hopefully he will help the children feel more comfortable being out and about and he will act as a support for not only their mental health but mine too...
Diary on 29 April 2021
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Children's wellbeing
Alex R
Walking in rain home from foodbank. A 4 x4 car drove past through large puddle on road and soaked me...
Diary on 29 April 2021
๐ŸŒท Spring
Alex R
So tired with phonecall appointments that I couldnt be bothered with walking to foodbank. The woman in charge is OTT jolly...
Diary on 28 April 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Erik J
All I want is a fairer society where I feel valued....
Diary on 28 April 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Howie P
It has been a while since I last added to my diary. It has all started to open up again for me with work and so now I am looking at another period of major busyness...
Diary on 26 April 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ•บ Keeping healthy
Jimmy H
The Wife and I have both had Covid, and the Fatigue Is the worst side affect. The 2nd is the Breathing difficulties And the thick gunge coming from the lungs not been able to swallow...
Diary on 26 April 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Alex R
Lonliness and isolation getting to me. Am I that bad a person that no one wants to know me? Just a sad middle age mum of a teenage girl with autsim...
Diary on 24 April 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Alex R
Sat lovely weather again. Daughter with autsim wont go out as too busy with tourists...
Diary on 24 April 2021
Children's wellbeing
๐ŸŒท Spring
๐Ÿซ School
Charlotte P
This time laat year we had a heat wave in Northern Ireland and today was a glimpse of that lovely weather. When the weather is fabulous peoples mood changes...
Diary on 23 April 2021
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
๐ŸŒท Spring
Charlotte P
My daughter started back to full time taught lessons after not seeing her bubble class since mid December. Her school skirts no longer fitted her...
Diary on 23 April 2021
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿซ School
Alex R
More corruptuon in the news of welathy men This time in football. Meanwhile Im told to think positive and be confident...
Diary on 20 April 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Teddie G
So the ยฃ20 COVID payment has stopped and a lump sum of ยฃ500 went into the bank so the working tax credit is now back at ยฃ12 a week ....
Diary on 19 April 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Rosie J
Really relieved to see the tax credits ยฃ500 lump sum in my bank this morning. I just wish they had the decency to tell me when I could expect it...
Diary on 16 April 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Paige E
Iโ€™ve actually had a lovely week. The sun has shone and the fact of wearing less clothes has made me realise how big my waist line has got during lockdown so Iโ€™ve been out walking...
Diary on 15 April 2021
๐ŸŒท Spring
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ•บ Keeping healthy
Victoria B
I'm frightened. Change is frightening...
Diary on 14 April 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Alex R
What can I do as a single parent to increase my income?
Diary on 14 April 2021
โ“ Questions for other parents
Alex R
I see that part time NHS workers who were hailed heroes during pandemic working extra shifts are now having to pay back Tax Credits huge sums of money ...
Diary on 14 April 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
Sun is shining blue sky daughter with autism not going out due to too many people about. Facebook has a group for single parents who are fighting to get child maintenance paid...
Diary on 14 April 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
Rosie J
Well thatโ€™s official. Hubby is definitely being made redundant...
Diary on 13 April 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Nellie K
Non-essential shops opened today and itโ€™s blown my mind how different my life is to the majority of people. Iโ€™ve seen queues of people outside shops and hairdressers, and social media posts of excitement at shops reopening...
Diary on 12 April 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Lizzie W
What an exciting day!!! For lots of people today is the day to start their normal daily lives again. I can't wait to pop to primark to top up the kids tshirts and leggings! They have both grown so much in the last year!! Being able to spend some time in a pub garden with my beautiful family or friends...
Diary on 12 April 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿฅฐ Lovely moments
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Lexie G
Iโ€™m biting the bullet and sending my children back to school tomorrow and Iโ€™m terrified but the country seems to be getting some sort of normality back...
Diary on 12 April 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿซ School
Alex R
As one woman grieves for loss of her husband in one of her many palaces many more in their modest home. As one widow will spend more on flowers and a hat for her husbands funeral, others will be humiliated at the lack of choices of coffin and no choice but to cremate as the DWP limit is ยฃ1000...
Diary on 12 April 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Alex R
Unwell with blisters in mouth and throat....
Diary on 11 April 2021
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
Paige E
Had my Dad to get his second vaccine last Wednesday. Got a call on Thursday to ask if I wanted mine so got it Wednesday of this week...
Diary on 09 April 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
๐Ÿคน Parenting
Alex R
One of the dance mums who already has a large house and her kids attend every after school club on this planet and she goes out buying dress up outfits to take her wheely bin out and puts it on social media for attention, announced her husband who is an accountant, has secured a job a director of accountants in an oil company...
Diary on 07 April 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Alex R
Woke up to more snow. Tired of feeling tired...
Diary on 07 April 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
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