Long time, no update, due to a mix of things happening in the background, some of which weren’t the type of thing one can put on a public blog, and a massive blow to my self esteem and self confidence, and COVID-19 meaning it’s been a year since I’ve seen a friend or family member face to face, or gone to a restaurant, or gone to a conference, or gone on bike rides or hikes or days out or had breakfast at the cafe at the garden centre down the road.

Is this a bit of a whinge? Yep. Anyway, the mental health effects of an ongoing pandemic with most of my normal coping mechanisms gone is um, not fun, and is certainly affecting my productivity. But also, the stuff I can’t talk about is a thing.

I did pass my year two review and didn’t have to go spend the day in bed crying, so there’s that.