The Lockdown Chronicles — 5 May 2020

In which I get bad news, feel sorry for myself, and also do some crafting, writing, and worldbuilding I won’t lie; I’ve had some difficult days this past week and a half. Motivation to do anything has just declined and having a flare and a few bad headaches in-between didn’t help my motivation at all.Continue reading “The Lockdown Chronicles — 5 May 2020”

The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 26, 21 April 2020

Notice how it’s day 26 of a 21-day lockdown? Yeah, me too. I’ve had a few days of feeling down — which I guess is normal after being stuck in the house so long? But I seem to be feeling better today. This may also be because I had a proper night’s sleep, come toContinue reading “The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 26, 21 April 2020”

Worldbuilding the Ruon magic system, part 2

Well, it’s about time I post this, don’t you think! Here is the link to the first part of the more in-depth look at the Ruon magic system. Okay, so — the magic system of The Ruon Chronicles are set in needlework and weaving, with nith or magic woven or worked into a specific design.Continue reading “Worldbuilding the Ruon magic system, part 2”

The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 17, 12 April 2020

Happy Easter! (If you’re celebrating) I always feel like I should only send my Easter messages to everyone on Easter Sunday, not Good Friday, but anyway… It is day 17 of the lockdown in South Africa. I’m feeling much, much better than yesterday and the anti-inflammatory tablets seem to have done their job well. ThankContinue reading “The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 17, 12 April 2020”

The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 16, 11 April 2020

Today is that weird day of limbo between Good Friday and Easter Sunday — at least, it always feels like a day of limbo for me. Unfortunately, my body has decided to flare, so I can’t say I’m feeling well at all. I guess it is forcing me to take another day off so that’sContinue reading “The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 16, 11 April 2020”

The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 7, 2 April 2020

In which I sleep too little, have a busy day at the home office, and found some tips on not procrastinating. Also, pirate music. Apparently the lockdown is causing me not to sleep well. Which meant that I was awake at 3am. Fun. I’m also starting to flare, which is not exactly what I wouldContinue reading “The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 7, 2 April 2020”

The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — It’s an omnibus!

Of headaches, Zoom meetings, sometimes really disliking technology, music, writing, and resources for working from home Wow, what a couple of days! On Monday I had an absolutely lovely headache and actually ventured to The Outside World, to the pharmacy to get some Migril. Because guess who forgot that her Migril was finished. It wasContinue reading “The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — It’s an omnibus!”

The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 3, 29 March 2020

Day 3 of lockdown and… well, except for the creeping anxiety, it kind of feels like a long weekend that I decided to stay in. Which is weird. Maybe I will feel the weight of the lockdown tomorrow when I don’t go to the office but still work remotely and have to see my teamContinue reading “The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 3, 29 March 2020”

The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 2, 28 March 2020

Welcome to day 2 of the lockdown in South Africa. As of today, we have 1 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. Unfortunately, while my neighbourhood has been quiet for the most part, there are some places where the lockdown is being disregarded and the police even attacked. I’m still trying to keepContinue reading “The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 2, 28 March 2020”

The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 1, 27 March 2020

Well, here we are on day 1 of the 21-day lockdown of South Africa because of COVID-19. It is also the day of the first two deaths from this illness. For a few weeks now, the inevitable creep of the illness and then arrival of the illness in South Africa has featured prominently on theContinue reading “The COVID-19 Lockdown Chronicles — Day 1, 27 March 2020”