We. Are. Back

These are some reflections of my colleague and fellow Green Heart Runner, Cristina (on the left), on lockdown frustrations as a scientist, finding new interests and reigniting old ones, and the excitement at being able to return to the lab this week to do what she was born to do! We are back. We. Are.Continue reading “We. Are. Back”

So many ways to smile

The Reverend Richard Coles thinks when wearing a mask, no-one can see you smile. I beg to differ : You can smile with your sparkling eyesYou can also smile with your deedsYou can make another person smileWhen you put them before your own needs You can smile with a kindly gestureYou can smile in theContinue reading “So many ways to smile”

Are we nearly there yet?

Are we nearly there yet?A voice spoke soft and slowNot quite yet, you’ve been so goodBut there’s some way to go I’ve played all the games i broughtThrough windows now I’m staringIt started off quite interestingNow it’s overbearing I don’t really travel wellLong distances, small spacesI prefer short, solitary hopsInterspersed with faces My movement isContinue reading “Are we nearly there yet?”

End of week five

Me and the vast majority of my colleagues have been working at home now for the past three and a half weeks, and we’ve all been in this lockdown for coming up five weeks.   Actually, I’ll correct myself. I saw a good post on Facebook that articulated the whole working from home thing quiteContinue reading “End of week five”

I went for a run today

This is a post by my colleague and friend, Gareth Chapman. The act of simply running allowed him to lose himself in thought, and his thoughts, inevitably, turned to the current situation we’re all faced with. Here they are. Thanks, Gareth. I went for a run today. I didn’t run very far or very fast,Continue reading “I went for a run today”

“Chico” the escaped sausage-dog

Yesterday was tiring. I wouldn’t normally feel so tired at the end of a working from home day. But I was pretty beat and I received messages from other colleagues saying they felt the same. For me there are a number of factors at play: I’ve still been getting up at my usual time butContinue reading ““Chico” the escaped sausage-dog”