Tag: Lockdown

I was most kindly tagged back in August by Mercy Oluokun, a writer and biologist from Nigeria who is driven by God’s love to share the light of His word to everyone she comes in contact with. Herry Chic Counsels is the name of her blog, please go and check it out.

While most of us are no longer in lockdown, it seemed appropriate to respond to the tag now as the loosening of rules in the summer are being tightened once again to prevent a second wave of the pandemic overwhelming hospitals and their services.


I’m throwing this open to everyone. Let us know what’s happening in your part of the world and how it’s affecting you.

Tag Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the blogger’s questions.
  • Nominate other bloggers.

Mercy’s Questions

1.Overall, how are you handling the quarantine?

Pretty well! We’ve always worked from home and have taken the opportunity to revisit the area where we live (south of France) and fall in love with it all over again. We’ve only socialised with a restricted circle of friends and have tried as much as possible to support our favourite local shops and restaurants.

2. Have you violated any of the restrictions? If yes, what rule(s) did you break?

No, I haven’t broken any. Why would you?

3. What viral recipes have you tried during the lockdown?

None though I have tried plenty of new recipes many of which are on the blog.

4. What activities have you missed the most during quarantine?

I’ve missed going to watch sport live.

5. Do you wear a mask when you leave the house?

Always, that’s the rules.

6. Are you an essential worker? If yes, what is your job title?

No, but if you asked my beloved husband his answer might be very different!

7. How do you exercise during the lockdown?

During lockdown earlier in the year we walked around the Domaine and rode our home trainers on the terrace. Since lockdown’s been lifted, we’ve ridden our bikes around the area and both worked out at home plus my beloved has been swimming in the Domaine’s 50 metre outdoor pool.

8. Have you subscribed to any new subscription services since the lockdown started?

No, we’ve not even been tempted, though we’ve made more use of our existing ones such as Apple Music.

9. What did/does your daily schedule look like before the pandemic started?

To be honest not a lot has really changed. Get up, do some yoga, go for a ride, shower, eat breakfast, start work, cook lunch, return to my office and continue working, cook dinner…………

10. Do you think that the pandemic is getting better or worse?

It’s hard to tell because of the (mis)information overload.  It appears to be better in certain parts of the world and worse in others but I’m not sure if we’re comparing like with like. 


Song Lyric Sunday #12

I like that Jim Adams of Song Lyric Sunday Challenge gives us plenty of notice about each Sunday’s prompts. Today it’s Go Your Own Way. I’m going for something rather obvious by one of my favourite artists, “Are you Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz.

The track is from the album of the same name, Lenny’s third studio album, released in March 1993 by Virgin Records. It became his first top 20 album on the United States Billboard 200, and his first number one in both Australia and the UK. The title track is considered one of Lenny’s signature songs and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

The single has been covered by numerous artists, such as Metallica, in a medley at the 2003 MTV Music Video Awards, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Melanie Brown (Mel B) and Serbian hard rock band Cactus Jack. Plus, a remixed version is played as the opening theme song in the film Gran Turismo 3.

But nobody does it quite as well as Lenny!

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Lenny explained why he wore that particular outfit in the video:

I wore a red suede tunic suit: a pair of trousers with a long sleeveless top that reached almost to the floor, with buttons from the collar all the way down. We paired it with big platform boots, and I would wear the whole thing for rehearsals to get used to playing in it. The first time I put it on, it felt amazing. It felt powerful and beautiful and ceremonial, and it was perfect for the video.

At the same time, I knew that I was taking a risk. It was very different from what anybody was wearing at that time, in 1993. But people loved it, and when that video came out, it broke down walls. It was the perfect song with the perfect image and it blew up.

Lyrics: Are You Gonna Go My Way

I was born long ago
I am the chosen I’m the one
I have come to save the day
And I won’t leave until I’m done
So that’s why you’ve got to try
You got to breath and have some fun
Though I’m not paid I play this game
And I won’t stop until I’m done
But what I really want to know is
Are you gonna go my way?
And I got to got to know
I don’t know why we always cry
This we must leave and get undone
We must engage and rearrange
And turn this planet back to one
So tell me why we got to die
And kill each other one by one
We’ve got to love and rub-a-dub
We’ve got to dance and be in love
But what I really want to know is
Are you gonna go my way?
And I got to got to know
Are you gonna go my way?
‘Cause baby I got to know

Source:Lyric Find
Songwriters: Craig David Ross/Lenny Kravitz
Are You Gonna Go My Way lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management, Provident Financial Management

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.