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About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.

In the time of the virus: Saturday again

Another week gone by, and we’re almost at the end of our first week self-isolating.  Lots done this week, and lots more to do next week.  Then I imagine I may be out of action for a day or two … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: 5th day of self-isolation

I’m not sure how this happened – I thought I hit the publish button on this two days ago.  But clearly I didn’t.  So I’ve updated it, and it really was Day 5 today (not day 3, 2h3n I first … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: to wear or not to wear, that is the question – face coverings

Here’s a topical subject, and one that seems to raise strong feelings in people one way or another. I’m not going to sit on any fences here: originally I knew nothing of the subject, and now I’m fully persuaded of … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: the birthday weekend

What a weekend it was.  It began on Friday evening and continued to Sunday evening.  48 hours of family togetherness.  The sons and partners and I spent several weeks planning our first get together since Christmas, to celebrate Malcolm’s birthday. … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: birthday time

OK so I wrote the whole post, and for the first time ever WordPress swallowed it whole and refused to spit it back out again. Sorry, but I’m too plum tuckered to rewrite it.  Know only that we had a … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: just another day

So after yesterday’s milestone (100 days), today’s another day.  A very busy one, as it turned out, so not much energy (or time) left to write much. I spent quite a bit of today working on the allotment, and got … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 100

So.  Here we are, on the 100th day of this series.  What a timespan; what an extraordinary experience to look back on.  Though I fear it may not feel quite so extraordinary when looked back on from a more distant … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 99

My goodness, today was a joy and a gift.  The plan was for us to go up to visit youngest son and family at the farm where they live, but for various reasons that plan changed to them dropping granddaughter … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 98 (Monday)

My Monday morning meeting with myself was productive, but reminded me just how much I need to fit into this week.  Lots of urgent jobs that need to be jobbed, plus several fun arrangements too (depending how the weather turns … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 97

Sunday again.  Plans for an afternoon garden get-together were abandoned, for several reasons but the main one was the very changeable weather.  Tea in the garden not such an appealing proposition when it’s intermittently pouring with horizontal rain then sunshiny … Continue reading

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