Category Archives: Family

In the time of the virus: day 10

A good day.  Mostly.  How lucky I am to be able to say that right now. Garden/allotment – I went to the Farm to collect some plants originally intended for our fund-raising plant sale.  Some I will use in my … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 8

Normal service has been resumed (or what passes for normal these days).  I had a brilliant night’s sleep and woke up feeling well and refreshed.  After almost 3 days in my room, it was a real pleasure to sit and … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 7

Good grief – a whole week of this.  And lots more where that came from.  I hope it hasn’t been too tough for you, and that if it has, next week feels better. Sunday, and the clocks have changed.  The … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 5

A mini-duvet day for me today.  I slept badly last night, and woke up with a bad headache and generally feeling under par.  I spent most of today in my bedroom, keeping my distance from everyone just in case.  I … Continue reading

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Six good things (not) on Saturday (October 2019)

Well it would have been 5 on Friday, then moved to 6 on Saturday; 6 on Sunday.  And still I hadn’t finished writing.  I have now.  It may not alliterate but at least it’s finished.   Because heaven knows in … Continue reading

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What I did and didn’t do this summer (garden, allotment, kitchen update)

As ever, lots of good intentions, and the expectation of a quieter, simpler summer this year.  Wherever did that idea come from?  Life has been as busy as ever, and punctuated by three unseasonal cold/flu viruses.  All reasons (not excuses, … Continue reading

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Giving and receiving

At different times in our lives we both give and receive.  Sometimes one dominates.  This felt particularly true for us when our children were young adults starting to find their way in the world at the same time as our … Continue reading

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