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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: day 4

A day of ups and downs.  Which will become clear as you read on. Garden/allotment – very little done here, just a quick strim of the allotment edges until the battery ran out,  Today was a Long Walk day. Exercise/staying … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 3

Already, just a few days in, I’m learning more about what makes me tick and what ticks me off.  Trying to focus on the former, and let go of the latter. Garden/allotment – today was an allotment day.  I had a … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 2

As the saying goes, what a difference a day makes. Although for us, we think the new measures won’t make a massive difference, as we were already pretty much practicing this way of being.  The new normal (until the next … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 1

I know this isn’t really day 1 in any sense at all, but for me it’s the first day putting my personal plan into action.  I’m trying hard to focus not on what we can’t do, but on what we … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: getting through it – together

I’m going to begin by saying what should be obvious to all of us, but judging by photos I’ve seen online, isn’t (yet?) to some people: the most important thing we can do right now, unless we’re in the front … Continue reading

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A few (health related) updates: all good-news stories

There are some health-related things I’ve written about or touched on over the past few years that it feels like time to update.  Things I thought could/would never improve that to my surprise (and delight) have improved beyond anything I … Continue reading

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January round up

That was an odd month.  Beset by a (minor but persistent) bug that got Malcolm several times and me just once (thankfully), we did far less than planned and intended. A visit to London to see good friends was postponed … Continue reading

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