Jennie Ridyard
2 minute read
25 Oct 2021
5:45 am

When 10 is a crowd on your 50th

Jennie Ridyard

Jennie Ridyard ponders the return to "normal life" and her new status as a Covid-broken woman who may just be getting old.

Group of friends having fun at home,watching game and enjoying together.

Friday was a big night out for me – so big, in fact, when my twice-yearly window-cleaning guy said he would be coming on Saturday morning my response was an unequivocal no, most definitely not: I had a hangover pre-scheduled for Saturday morning so would be indisposed, particularly to bright-eyed people throwing the curtains open at sparrow’s-fart. When I say a big night out, I mean big pandemic-style: after 19 months of lockdowns and half-hearted re-openings, on Friday restrictions in Ireland – where I live – were largely lifted, and a whole 10 people were allowed to eat together at...