The Stairlift Ascends: Tweets from a Covid Cocoon
Aunt: *calling loudly from sitting room* Helen, can you help me?Me: *drops everything, rushes to front room, expecting her to have fallen*Aunt: The cat's on my lap, could you pour me a small Jameson?Cocooning with my ninety-year-old Aunt is not the life I'd imagined when I came back to live in Dublin after 30 years of being a high-flying media executive in London. From the Groucho Club to our North Dublin coastal cocoon, it was back to earth with a bump. Funny and frustrating, living with the Aunt in our Covid bubble has been quite the eye-opener.
Bickering, bitching, masking-up for rare outings, The Stairlift Ascends is a Twitter diary of our time trying to live together, of surviving the pandemic ... and each other. Love, lashings of apple tart, laughter and a longing for trips to Arnotts have seen us through, so far ...
A hugely popular, funny and compassionate view on 2020 from @HelenORahilly