Category Archives: Craft

In the time of the virus: day 42

Today being the first Sunday of the month, we had a date with Frome Market.  Malcolm baked the customary cinnamon buns, and put together yet another lockdown photo show.  He also had a new Frome Market video (from August 2018), … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 40

Forty days has such a biblical feel about it doesn’t it.  A milestone? a millstone? maybe both or neither.  Either way, just another day. Allotment/garden – I got a few things planted out (climbing French beans, lettuces, some flower plants), … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 39

Garden/allotment – all I did today was water the plants in the greenhouse and pick a few things for supper.  A small asparagus harvest for us to share this evening, and some parsley, mint and green onion tops to be … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 38

Garden/allotment – I made a good start on weeding the front garden, and the soil was perfect for it.  I had to stop as some fencing was being replaced, but I should be able to finish this later this week. … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 36

I can hardly believe what I just typed there: day 36!  Over a month, and no end in view.  The way we get through it is one day at a time.  Look ahead no more than a week.  Just as … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 32

Well what a good start to the day.  I woke early feeling fine so after an early breakfast I set to work sewing and finished the patchwork picnic cloth.  I’m so pleased with it – made from old shirts and … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 31

Another mostly good day – I’ve enjoyed making things and working on the allotment and garden, and it feels good to have something to show at the end of it.  Also we had several bits of better news about people … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 30

Garden/allotment – what a good day this has been.  The rain made a wonderful difference and I was able to work on ground that was previously baked solid.  My bean and pea bed is now prepared and the supports are … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 29

Another Monday – the 5th in this strangest of strange times.  During these past four weeks I seem to have settled into a comfortable and productive routine.  I have managed to keep the weekends different, which has always felt important … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 28

It’s Sunday, which these days can only mean one thing: a [virtual] trip ‘out’ for coffee and a treat. Today’s event was a visit to Denmark – so many very happy memories relived, so many beautiful places visited.  Most alongside … Continue reading

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