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Love bytes: how a video game is preparing my boyfriend and me for living together | Life and style – Blog – Emails

“I’m going to the mines!” says a voice through my laptop. It’s my partner, Joel – albeit a pixelated version of him. I see him move swiftly out of the screen as I go back to my task of chopping down an oak tree, searching for wood and sap. It’s an ordinary mid-pandemic night and […]

Covid-19 has robbed the world of so much but it gave us our dream wedding | Alyx Gorman | Life and style – Blog – Emails

On 19 March, three things happened at once. Australia made the unprecedented announcement that its borders would close. Our plans to elope fell to pieces, like a virus touching soap. And our reasons for wanting to get married in the first place, much like international borders, hardened from something porous into solid concrete. We wanted […]

Ok Zoomer: how seniors are learning to lead more digital lives | Life and style – Blog – Emails

“I used to look at some people using WhatsApp video and think, I wonder what that’s all about,” says 74-year-old Jillian Cheetham. “Now, you know, I’ve discovered it’s pretty easy.” Her book club, which has been going for 10 years, has just had its first Zoom meeting. “It was lovely to be together again and […]