Category Archives: Lockdown Diary

What a difference a day makes…

We rarely get snow… most years none, some years a day or two which quickly disappears. Here is our first of the winter, albeit very wet snow that later turned to rain. As they say… what a difference a day … Continue reading

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Sciatica

This is me today racked with sciatica, and feeling very much like punching the world in the face… hopefully normal service will shortly be resumed!

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Covid Dilemmas

Our incompetent government has responded to imagined dilemmas throughout the pandemic, while its relentless knee-jerking has failed to tighten definitions and so created dilemmas for us ordinary folk. The biggest imagined dilemma has been whether to lock down society securely … Continue reading

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Covidiots & Antivaxers

I heard the other day that some people have been given a sticker when they are vaccinated against Covid and that these are being sold on eBay to idiots who want to avoid being vaccinated. Maybe it’s apocryphal, maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Grey Day

Today is a celebration of a personal anniversary, so I should be feeling great. But the truth is, perhaps for the first time, lockdown is getting me down. Everything feels dismal. The weather is reflected in my mood.  Three sleepless … Continue reading

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Winter Flowering

Even although we have had some frosts (we don’t get them every year) the plants continue to flower. All these are just below our kitchen window. in a space maybe ten feet wide between three walls is is the most … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Yesterday I didn’t BLOG as I spent the day birding… something I’ve done every new year day for around three decades. Being in the highest tier we stayed local for our ‘exercise’ but it was truly astounding to see every … Continue reading

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2020 Hindsights

A few more ‘moments’ from this year… the colour of 2020…  

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2020 Vision

Over the last couple of days of the year the untold story of 2020… not the restrictions, fears and financial lows, but the high points in pictures. No need for labels for most of these pictures, which were all taken … Continue reading

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The Hypocritic Oath

When MPs are sworn in, do they take the hypocritic oath? Yesterday it was announced that ‘buy one, get one free’ offers on products high in sugar and salt were to be banned from supermarkets in order to combat the … Continue reading

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