Category Archives: Family

In the time of the virus: back to life, back to reality

Monday was a success.  I had the operation and was home by lunchtime.  True, I spent most of the rest of the day in a dark room listening to podcasts, but such a relief.  The staff at the hospital were, … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Family, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

In the time of the virus: an ordinary day

A quick post today, as I’ve been busy all day and didn’t get anything written along the way. Today was an ordinary day, which is to say that as we’re still self-isolating we must of necessity keep ourselves to ourselves. … Continue reading

Posted in Allotment, Craft, Do what you can with what you have, Family, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Community, Do what you can with what you have, Family, In the time of the virus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Do what you can with what you have, Family, In the time of the virus | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Family, In the time of the virus, Local | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2020 enough, Community, Do what you can with what you have, Family, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Community, Family, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In the time of the virus: day 91 (Monday)

Too tired to write much, after a completely wonderful day.  Drove up to visit youngest son, d-i-l and granddaughter on the farm where they live.  Perfect weather for staying outdoors all day.  Despite not seeing each other for 3 whole … Continue reading

Posted in Do what you can with what you have, Family, Farming, In the time of the virus, Reflections on life (and death) | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

In the time of the virus: day 88

Today we should have been setting off for a visit to the Black Forest.  Our plan was to drive there this time and take our bikes. Once we arrive, the car stays put and we mostly walk, and rely on … Continue reading

Posted in Allotment, Do what you can with what you have, Family, Local food, Travels | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the time of the virus: day 84

A very good day, despite sleep issues (as ever…) and everything going on in the wider world.  About which the less said the better. A bit too humid to be comfortable working outside, but nonetheless I got a lot done … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 enough, Allotment, Community, Do what you can with what you have, Family, In the time of the virus | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment