Richard Hardimans Lockdown Diaries

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Richard Hardimans Lockdown Diaries

Diary Report 21 and 22: The Hardiman Diaries

Report 21: Day 24 Alcohol units: 210 (maybe more I lost count) Showers: 12 Cat: 1 Dog: 1 Wife: 1 Kids alive: 4 Potatoes: 5kg In-laws: 2 Dear Diary, Well, where does one start.   As far as homemade alcohol goes, we seem to have hit the jackpot! As far as hangovers go, I feel like my 17 year old self, the morning after my first night out at Naughty’s […]

todayApril 29, 2020 49

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Diary report 18, 19, 20: The Hardiman Diaries

Report 18: Day 19 Alcohol units: 187 Showers: 9 Cat: 1 Dog: 1 Wife: 1 Kids alive: 4 Potatoes: 0kg In-laws: 2 Easter Eggs: 0 Dear Diary, I do not know what day it is. I took a few days off, you may have noticed. To be honest the long weekend wasn’t good for productivity and Tuesday came around a little too fast! Funny though Tuesday felt just like a […]

todayApril 20, 2020 26

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Diary report 15, 16, 17: The Hardiman Diaries

In one sense we are living in strange times, so unpredictable events should actually be fairly predictable; in another sense, just some bloody normality would also do quite nicely right now. Report 15: Day 14 Alcohol units: 140 (went easy last night) Showers: 5 Cat: 1(not home but roaming) Dog: 1 Wife: 1 Kids alive: 4 Potatoes: 5kg In-laws: 3 Easter Eggs: 20 My f*k Marelize. Dear Diary actually I […]

todayApril 15, 2020 24

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Diary report 12, 13, 14: The Hardiman Diaries

It’s almost the long weekend! Said no one. Anywhere. Dreading it be honest – feel like we are being robbed of a holiday and the Government needs to add up these days we are missing and give them back to us later on in the year? Except of course that last one with Van Riebeeck and “founders’ day”; I feel we should have moved on a bit there – still, […]

todayApril 11, 2020 46

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Diary report 11: The Hardiman Diaries

Dear Diary, Woke up to the news that the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is now in ICU? I hope he recovers fast, but it may also make some of the Brits take the virus a little more seriously. They were quite quick to jump on the bandwagon of social distancing from Europe a few years back so this should be easy for them. If you can step away from […]

todayApril 8, 2020 43

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Diary report 9 + 10: The Hardiman Diaries

Dear Diary, Normally weekends would be something to look forward to. A casual lie in... maybe out to mates for a braai later...maybe draw the long straw and make the wife take the kids to any birthday parties that maybe going on; but now? Now Saturday feels like a very underwhelming Tuesday at best! And it’s only been 8 days in lockdown! Report 9: Day 8 Alcohol units: 95 (worryingly […]

todayApril 6, 2020 27

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Diary report 8: The Hardiman Diaries

Dear Diary, don't remember going to bed last night but woke up surprisingly rested - despite my sleep being aided with the 2nd half of the Johnnie Walker left over from the night before. Report 8: Day 7 Alcohol units: 82 (Drank Poppies share as well...) Showers: 3 Facial hair: Johnny Depp P/o Caribbean Jogs: 0 Cat: 1 Dog: 1 Wife: 1 Kids alive: 3 Potatoes: 14 + 5kg bag […]

todayApril 3, 2020 26

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Diary report 7: The Hardiman Diaries

Report 7: Day 6 Dear Diary, its like the Pinelands version of Fawlty Towers here. Wife is talking to me...but not much (a delicate balance) but I will take what I can get right now...lockdown is a marathon not a sprint, I tell myself. Alcohol units: 72 (starting to think I should stop counting) Showers: 3 Facial hair: Tom Hanks...Castaway but not "Running" Gump Jogs: 0 Cat: 1 Dog: 1 […]

todayApril 2, 2020 33

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Diary report 6: The Hardiman Diaries

Dear Diary, Happy April Fools Day...although I am sure we are not allowed to do any pranks today as the world is all very serious at the moment... Report 6: Day 5 Alcohol units: 64 Showers: 2 Facial hair: Tom Hanks...getting Castaway Jogs: 0 Cat: 1 Dog: 1 Wife: 1 Kids alive: 3 Potatoes: 14 + 5kg bag Father-in-laws: 1 Easter Eggs: TBC This didn't stop my kids though; the […]

todayApril 1, 2020 36

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