Tag Archives: Mental Health

South of the Circle Heading to Nintendo Switch

South of The Circle is set as two timelines. Professors at Cambridge University at the time the Cambridge spies were being uncovered. And out in Antarctica where the professor is tasked with studying clouds and spying on nuclear weapon activity in the icey landscape.

I really appreciated the use of voice actors. A strong supporting female character and very genuine male in the role of professor, with PTSD.

You can wait for the game release, or download on Apple products. Otherwise the full gameplay in a movie experience on YouTube.

Peter’s relationship with Clara is romantic and also brings his emotional life into view. Clara experiences sexism from the University during the women’s suffrage.

Links

11 Bit Studios https://11bitstudios.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Spies/

State of Play game developer https://www.stateofplaygames.com/

I can’t feel my face anymore – mask dysphoria

Of course, we all can agree that facemarks were needed, and necessary without doubt to prevent the spread of covid.

Having now spent 3 years working as a carer for adults, I have started to feel a sense of shame or guilt about my full face. Seeing someone bare their face, feels somehow offensive. My mind draws the rest of the face and I often imagine the face to be different from the one which is behind it. And did you know, our brains erase our noses, as in reality we can always see them.

I was looking back at the first lockdown videos, as YouTube congratulated me on 100 subscribers. This early TikTok video is one of the last memories I have, of feeling normal about faces.

The constant compulsory mask wearing, has disoriented my spacial awareness of faces, and even how to move mine. I find myself less sure of myself as I speak to my colleagues on the bus stop without our masks. But fortunately it only takes a smile to break the ice.

Saying good bye to the freedom to wear your face as it is. Three years on, does anyone else have similar feelings of dysphoria or shame and guilt about showing your face without covering your mouth or nose and mouth?

New to Newport

What I usually do is spend money in local shops and do lots of walking so I can program myself mentally about where I am.

I feel like the statue, looking around me!

Shopping from highest price to lowest price order:

Esso garage £16 for 5-6 grocery items, Local newsagent £5.50 coffee, sandwich and soap, Polish superstore bleach cleaning bottle, uht milks, yogurts, crisps and about the same price Lidl £13 on veg, fruit, snacks and meal in a box salad.

Favourite walk, across the Transporter bridge 🙂

Looking over to Newport city centre from the bridge
On the bridge

Was it easy to make friends? Was I able to keep up my eBay small business?

A hard working work mate who does care and support for adults with mental health and learning disabilities.

It is tiring having to think more about everything. It took me a long walk to reach a parcel box and I felt abit wobbly on day three at being away from my home. However the experience so far has been great and I am pleased to know Newport better.

Newport not ideal for quick shipping options with Royal Mail only about four parcel drops in the entire city.