Tag Archives: Coping

In the time of the virus: day 18

Lke us, you may be becoming more closely acquainted with the hidden depths of your kitchen cupboards.  Re-evaluating those odd jars and tins of things that, despite good intentions, you never quite got round to using – until now. I’ve … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 17

These days there’s mostly quite a difference between my weekday mornings and my weekday afternoons.  I try to do the most energetic things in the morning, and then have a less demanding afternoon.  That suits my personal body clock.  Lunch … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 16

My days (and weeks) are beginning to develop their own pattern and form, which is what I was hoping for. Mornings always begin with a quiet, relaxing breakfast reading the day’s Guardian – a reliable and always interesting source of news, … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 15

Hello Monday again. Today began with a family zoom call postponed from yesterday.  So nice to all be (virtually) together.  Sharing notes on events of the weekend.  Which in the case of the farmers, included planting a massive number of … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 14

It’s Sunday.  The first Sunday of the month, when we always go to Frome Market.  So that’s what we did this morning – virtually, of course. Over the years Malcolm has taken many photos, made video clips, made recordings.  They … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 12

I woke up feeling that today would be a good day, and mostly it was.  Then towards the end of the afternoon two small things went wrong and for a while I fell apart.  And then yoga helped put me … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 11

This morning, for no particular reason, I woke up out of sorts and crabby.  I slept well, the sun was shining, and no-one I know is ill at the moment – all good reasons for feeling cheery and upbeat.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 10

A good day.  Mostly.  How lucky I am to be able to say that right now. Garden/allotment – I went to the Farm to collect some plants originally intended for our fund-raising plant sale.  Some I will use in my … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 9

Today I’ve been struggling to stay awake, so it’s all change (only the result of a particularly bad night, so I’m sure I’ll be back to normal tomorrow). Garden/allotment – nope.  It will still all be there tomorrow. Exercise/staying fit … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 8

Normal service has been resumed (or what passes for normal these days).  I had a brilliant night’s sleep and woke up feeling well and refreshed.  After almost 3 days in my room, it was a real pleasure to sit and … Continue reading

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