The Perfect Recipe for a Coeliac, a Vegetarian and a Human Hoover!
Self-isolation and lockdown has been tough. We haven’t been able to see our loved ones, our family or our friends. The fear of contracting Covid-19 has been at the peak of everyone’s worries with thousands of people stockpiling food and hand sanitiser, frantically scrubbing their hands and wearing face masks twenty-four-seven. Life has been hectic for the NHS, uncertain for millions of workers and completely up in the air for school kids, but what about the issues the virus has caused for people with Asperger’s Syndrome?
About seven years ago, Harry Potter was my world. I was a proud Hufflepuff who couldn't get enough of the magical fantasy. I read all the books, binged the films and video games and visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden four times. I obsessed over Rowling's characters, collected every bit of merchandise I could find and even got a quote from the sixth book tattooed on my back!
Working as a Librarian for a day may sound like the most boring job in the world, but my building of books is home to me.
I never thought Brexit would lose its spot on front page news, but here were are. Some individuals are used to being indoors for prolonged periods of time, but many are at risk of loneliness, intense boredom and cabin fever. Although the Coronavirus causes physical suffering, we need to think about our mental wellbeing as well. Of course, individuals who contract the virus will be concentrating on recovery, so these issues will be the least of their worries, but how can the rest of us cope during lockdown for weeks on end?
Many travellers desire the sun blazing down on their pale skin as they lay on a white, sandy beach with a good book and a cocktail. I can see the attraction, especially at a harsh time like this, but what we could all use right now is a miracle full of magic and wonder.