Category Archives: Local

In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 7

So – end of week 1 of our second lockdown. For the likes of me, not so bad. The restrictions are relatively minor, compared to the potential good. But. For many many others, really really hard. Imagine being at home … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 1

We all knew it would happen, and here it is. I’m thinking I may try to write something every day again. Time will tell (as with most things). Today I have been: Feeling: anxious (about that election), hopeful (about that … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: because really, it still is (front gardens)

So in that spirit, I’m sharing some of the things I’ve been finding uplifting.  Because I suspect that, like me, you’re feeling in need of some uplifting right now. One of the things I’ve enjoyed more than ever in these … Continue reading

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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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