Out of Isolation

I’ve been lucky, Covid didn’t hit me that badly. On day five my fever broke and most if my symptoms were lessening. On day six all I felt was occasional mild vertigo and yesterday even the vertigo was less intense. All I have now is the occasional phlegm. A gem I got introduced to while…

Covid day three: What I want to eat when I get out!

I awoke in the night with a really bad throat. It was reminiscent of the Contiki Cough I had in Europe, it hurt to swallow and that pain was enough to wake me when I had to swallow in my sleep. I was able to force down some ibuprofen but didn’t want a throat lozenge…

Covid day two: Kiwi Christmas Roast

What makes a kiwi Christmas? It’s an odd thing because traditionally Christmas was celebrated in the northern hemisphere where it was winter. As a result the foods which are eaten around Christmas are very heavy and hot, such as the traditional roast dinner. On my Mum’s side of the family it was always roast lamb…

Covid day one: Paldea’s Champion

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Covid day zero

It was Christmas eve and I picked up my brother to bring to the family house to stay the night. He wasn’t feeling too perky, but I couldn’t blame him. He is a supermarket supervisor and just had to endure the silly season. Uh oh. . .

What are the odds?

I’d finally purchased Pokémon Legends Arceus after having a go at a friend’s house, where he tricked me into going into the high level area past the Alpha Snorlax. I was trying to get myself an Eevee but kept failing and decided to do something different instead; I’d go to the high level area and…

The garden wētā

My runner beans have been attacked constantly throughout summer. At first it was just the tips of the runners being nibbled off, then the baby bean pods were chewed, and I suspect that the culprits are also responsible for the missing leaves and fruit from my strawberries too. When watering I looked up the top…

86 Eighty Six and the divisiveness of a loli

86 Eighty Six is an anime that was frequently mentioned in Top x Anime lists of 2021. It took mecha anime back to tropes not seen as much in modern anime, and while this can be off-putting for some who prefer the newer mecha anime, I thoroughly enjoyed it. . . until season 2. And…

Garden Bragging Nov 2021

Its been a year since moving into the new flat, and that meant that I was able to get gardening much earlier. After harvesting the last of the peas and pumpkins and removing the dead or dying remains of the plants I neglected the gardens for the winter. September I weeded the hardy winter weeds…