Category Archives: In the time of the virus

In the time of the virus: plums are not the only fruit

The world may be going to hell in a handcart, but the local fruit harvest this year looks phenomenal. On my small patch I have a bumper crop of ripe figs – enough for me to be able to pick … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: where did the time go?

I’m not sure where the time went, I seem to have been away for a bit.  Sorry about that.  Mostly busy being busy; in between times busy feeling exhausted. Thank you for the good wishes for my operation, which I … Continue reading

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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

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In the time of the virus: a day of reckoning, and a (virtual) coffee trip

Sorry, this is a rather long post.  Console yourself with the thought that I may not post again for a few days. Sunday.  Tomorrow I’m due to have the overdue eye surgery.  Usually I’m someone who hopes for the best … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: more adventures online, and a major fundraising push

Saturday again, but sadly no trip to the Farmers’ Market this week again (but something to look forward to doing again next week). This morning we had our first-ever online AGM for the Farm.  Normally our AGMs are a great … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: Friday again

Not content with one major crisis (coronavirus), I already have an eye on the next crisis looming closer every day.  While one part of me can’t seriously believe that the government will drag us headlong into such a major act … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: filling the bin

On alternate Fridays the local council empties the green bin – that’s the one for garden waste.  They take it away and make compost with it.  I use my green bin for things I can’t make compost with at home … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: and another day

I am so very tired.  No energy to write much again today.  It seems to be a pattern, where I’m fine for the early part of the day, then slump around 4pm, after which not much gets done. Today I … Continue reading

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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

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In the time of the virus: week 2 of self-isolation – am I in a time warp?

Here we are at the start of our second week of self-isolation, and I’m feeling like I’ve inadvertently entered a personal time warp and am back in 2016.  There were some really good bits to 2016 (our trip to Denmark, … Continue reading

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