WIN a Christmas party hamper from BIC
WIN a Christmas party hamper from BIC

IMAGE

An event stylist’s guide to the books she pulls out for festive entertaining inspiration
An event stylist’s guide to the books she pulls out for festive entertaining inspiration

Lauren Heskin

IMAGE staffers on the essentials that make their Christmas
IMAGE staffers on the essentials that make their Christmas

Holly O'Neill

December 07: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
December 07: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

Social Pictures: Glitz and glamour from the second Black and Irish Gala Awards
Social Pictures: Glitz and glamour from the second Black and Irish Gala Awards

Sarah Gill

How to approach the Santa reveal for suspicious minds (without losing the Christmas magic)
How to approach the Santa reveal for suspicious minds (without losing the Christmas magic)

Amanda Cassidy

Irish gifts under €30 for everyone on your list
Irish gifts under €30 for everyone on your list

Holly O'Neill

Ask the Doctor: ‘The thought of surgery under general anaesthetic terrifies me — How safe are they?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘The thought of surgery under general anaesthetic terrifies me — How safe...

Sarah Gill

The delicate balance of buying a Christmas gift for your mother-in-law
The delicate balance of buying a Christmas gift for your mother-in-law

IMAGE

Why everyday fashion rental is here to say, according to Greens Are Good For You’s Johanna Dooley
Why everyday fashion rental is here to say, according to Greens Are Good For You’s...

Shayna Sappington

Image / Self / Real-life Stories
premium
SELF

Lockdown Diary Week 2,304: I think I have a crush on the delivery men. Plural.


Audio
by Edaein OConnell
11th Feb 2021

Read time: 7 mins

Getty

blank

After a quick exit from Dublin to rural Ireland in March 2020, Edaein O’Connell has spent nearly a year locked down with family and over familiar cows. Here's how she's getting on...

Monday, Feb 1st, 2021 Today I purchase a puffer jacket. I immediately feel stupid. Then I feel guilty for adding more stuff to a world under pressure from our need for instant gratification. Mostly though, I feel elated. Online shopping during a global pandemic brings with it a special type of buzz. The days before delivery are like waiting for a wedding or a concert. Remember those? Me neither. I think I have a crush...

You have reached a premium article.

For unlimited digital access to the stories worth paying for, subscribe now to IMAGE from just €4.99 a month
Subscribe