Pubs are back open, sports venues have crowds, and the weather is slightly less terrible than it was in May. It's good to be back, but there are a few things you haven't missed. So as a lament to lockdowns past, here are all the things you hate about socialising.
It’s been over a year of varying states of lockdown and restrictions since the pandemic began. Looking back, there have been five distinct phases to my experience of this bizarre phenomenon: Fear, Smugness, Novelty, Misery and Optimism.
After a few divisive decisions last week, I decided to write about three controversial refereeing decisions that went in favour of my team. I try and analyse as impartially as possible how those decisions affected the game and how furious I'd be if I were on the other side of them.
Lizzie and I lived in Wellington, New Zealand for 8 months. We made some amazing friends who are without doubt what we miss most about the country. But here is a selection of slightly more specific things we do and don’t miss from our time in New Zealand.
You know those apps where you sign up for a free trial and then after a month, you have to pay for the full version? That’s what moving to Bristol has been like. Except when I went to renew my subscription, I found out they’ve discontinued the premium service until further notice.
Every sportsperson knows that if you look good, you play good. A team’s kit is the key factor in determining their performance. So I’m here to rank the Six Nations teams’ home shirts from worst to best.
Generally, I’m coping okay at the moment. But one thing I am struggling with is the inability to relax. Whenever I take time to just watch TV or do nothing, I have this nagging guilt that I should be doing more with my time.