Adapting to Life in the New Normal

1 August 2020 Rob Watson 2

Finally, we have a hot day here in Leicester, though this isn’t the start of a prolonged period of warm weather. Unlike on the continent, the British Isles is more likely to be affected by North Westerly weather from the Atlantic, that brings rain and cloud. The effect is that July has been somewhat depressing […]

Are We Coming Out of Lockdown in the Right Way?

28 June 2020 Rob Watson 0

All the talk of the country coming out of hibernation seems misplaced, both nationally and locally here in Leicester. When I’ve been scanning the news sites, the reports of mass gatherings, raves and beach invasions all seem to have a predictable air to them. The priorities for opening the country after the Covid-19 lockdown are […]

Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

3 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreWhile I didn’t get up this morning to listen to the dawn chorus, because that would have meant dragging myself out of bed at 5am, I did spend some time sitting on my doorstep listening to […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

2 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThis afternoon I’ve been chatting with John Halker, who is a psychotherapist and app developer. We chatted about how we are keeping busy during the lockdown, and what media and music we are distracting ourselves with. […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 005 – Jay Sykes on Cats, Haircuts and Finding Time to Write

1 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI’ve been chatting with my friend Jay Sykes, who is an audio drama producer and writer, who is based in Sunderland. We chatted about how he is coping with the lockdown, what he’s been watching on […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 004 – Jackie Crawfords Beatles Selection

23 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThere are many different ways for us to cope with the lockdown. I wanted to find out how my sister, Jackie Crawford has been coping. It’s a mixture of Beatles songs, Carry On movies and gardening […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 002 – Jurgis Masilionis in Vilnius

4 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThe lockdown is affecting all countries across Europe, and to get a sense of what the mood is like in Lithuania I spoke with Jurgis Masilonis, who is an audio engineer based in Vilnius. We chatted […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 001 – Dr Eric Chowanietz Resilience Sustainability and Risk

3 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThis is the first Distraction Therapy Podcast. I wanted the chance to do something more persona and to connect with people who have something valuable to share about how they are coping with the coronavirus lockdown. […]