Tag Archives: Family

In the time of the virus: 5th day of self-isolation

I’m not sure how this happened – I thought I hit the publish button on this two days ago.  But clearly I didn’t.  So I’ve updated it, and it really was Day 5 today (not day 3, 2h3n I first … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: the birthday weekend

What a weekend it was.  It began on Friday evening and continued to Sunday evening.  48 hours of family togetherness.  The sons and partners and I spent several weeks planning our first get together since Christmas, to celebrate Malcolm’s birthday. … 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 100

So.  Here we are, on the 100th day of this series.  What a timespan; what an extraordinary experience to look back on.  Though I fear it may not feel quite so extraordinary when looked back on from a more distant … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 99

My goodness, today was a joy and a gift.  The plan was for us to go up to visit youngest son and family at the farm where they live, but for various reasons that plan changed to them dropping granddaughter … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 98 (Monday)

My Monday morning meeting with myself was productive, but reminded me just how much I need to fit into this week.  Lots of urgent jobs that need to be jobbed, plus several fun arrangements too (depending how the weather turns … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 91 (Monday)

Too tired to write much, after a completely wonderful day.  Drove up to visit youngest son, d-i-l and granddaughter on the farm where they live.  Perfect weather for staying outdoors all day.  Despite not seeing each other for 3 whole … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 84

A very good day, despite sleep issues (as ever…) and everything going on in the wider world.  About which the less said the better. A bit too humid to be comfortable working outside, but nonetheless I got a lot done … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 83

Sunday.  The day we arranged to meet up with oldest son and d-i-l, at long last. Despite postponing for a better weather forecast the day began rainy, but no matter.  The important thing was simply to be together.  We had … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 74

This morning I woke up feeling very woozly indeed, and realised that I had probably by accident taken twice my normal (thankfully low) dose of sleeping medication.  Very stupid, and I’ve put in place measures to make sure this doesn’t … Continue reading

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