Category Archives: In the time of the virus

Lockdown 3: how’s it going?

I hope you’re getting through it ok, and that you’ve stayed well. Well both physically and mentally I mean – both are important. I know so many people are really struggling with this lockdown. I think it’s the relentlessness of … Continue reading

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Lockdown 3 – reboot

Everything I read about how the coronacrisis is going confirms my belief that we’re in this for a lot longer than the PM would like to admit. My feeling is that this lockdown is going to take us through till … Continue reading

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Hello 2021!

And a happy new year to you. Although I can barely bring myself to say that out loud. With things being as they are, and people’s situations being as they are, the best I can hope for is that we … Continue reading

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The in-between days

These days between Christmas and New Year have somehow always felt like bonus days, especially when we were still working but both managed to arrange to take holiday days on them. Christmas has always been a big family day; New … Continue reading

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A (mostly) rainy day

On the whole I’m not a great fan of being out in the rain, though of course as a gardener I welcome it wholeheartedly. But at some level I’m still the schoolchild who always enjoyed ‘indoor play’, often more than … Continue reading

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Delicate planning – the Christmas edition

Now we’re out of lockdown and formally into Tier 2, not a lot has changed, for us at any rate. We will still minimise our contact with others, especially indoors. We will continue to think carefully about any plans. We … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 27 (Tuesday)

And so here we are, at the last day of this second lockdown. I was under the impression that the lockdown was for 4 weeks, so it feels a day premature to be ending it tonight, but there we go. … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 26 (Monday)

I seem to have forgotten how to count. Today is day 26 of the current lockdown. I need to go back and change the numbers of earlier posts. Things fall apart… Today we celebrated the 45th anniversary of when we … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 23 (Sunday)

Foggy foggy day. We took our flasks and buns for a walk to the top of a hill to see the view. There was no view (of course), though it gradually revealed itself to us as we sat and chatted … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 21 (Wednesday)

Thought I hit publish on this yesterday, but evidently not. Over the past few days I’ve realised that I’m struggling more with this lockdown than I did the first. Obviously because we’ve been in this for so long now, and … Continue reading

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