Category Archives: Local

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

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In the time of the virus: day 81

A good day. I like to make my  almost daily walk purposeful if it’s just a local one, and today was no exception.  To start off with I took myself off to our local shopping street where we are fortunate … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 61

Another bad night, but a good day. A walk taking in woods and two country hamlets. An afternoon snuggled with R4, knitting, and possibly a snooze.  And watching the blackbird eat his way through more of the mahonia berries.  Not … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 49

So.  Today was definitely a rest day, not least of all because I only managed to get a few hours sleep last night.  I’m glad we didn’t have another long walk planned. As it turned out, it was a good … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 48

Today we did the last walk of our virtual walk around Arran.  I hope we’re able to do the real thing next year. Today’s was another wonderful walk, and one that I’ve never done before.  How can I have lived … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 47

Another day, another walk.  Just one more day left till we’ve completed our (virtual) walk around Arran.  Today we walked out to Saltford along the river path and then the railway path, then up across fields to Park Farm in … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 45

It’s Wednesday, and by the end of today’s walk we are at the half way mark of our circular walk (not) around Arran.  It was another lovely walk, in glorious sunshine, and for the first time we saw quite a … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 43

We’re on holiday this week, so it’s all change.  No sticking to structure and routine: the point is to make it be (and feel) different. Today’s walk was an 8.5 mile circular walk from home.  We saw very few people … 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 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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