These have been, still are, slightly strange times. There has been much talk of mental health or lack thereof. How to lessen the stress and anxiety and stay positive? Turn the news off. Don't worry, be happy. I did that, I stopped watching the news, last year, it was all so - depressing. Infection rates, … Continue reading Staying at home 9: Is everybody happy?
You'd have thought, maybe, that given the circumstances, I'd have knocked-out several tens of thousands of words by now; Blog pieces, chapters of that book I'm supposed to be writing… Well, not so much a book as short story, a little Sci-Fi escapade based in Iain M Banks universe of The Culture. Too ambitious? I … Continue reading Staying at home 8: What’s on the box?
Like many of us, Lenny the LNER engine was feeling just a bit down in the dumps. Ever since he'd arrived at his new home he'd been confined to quarters under lockdown... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2kpQxXOPLk
As much as I like pubs and ‘pub culture’, if that’s not an oxymoron, I will not be queueing up for a two hour slot to sit at a table and drink alcohol in a pub just because I can. Alcohol has been freely available from the start so all those people professing to be … Continue reading Staying at home 6: 4th July, Indepubdance Day
42,632. “As of 5pm on 20 June, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, across all settings, 42,632 have died.” Source: http://www.gov.uk, 22 June 2020 The sun is shining once again, after a week or so of clouds and rain and the occasional thunderstorm. Looking up into the sky and watching the … Continue reading Staying at home 5: Is it all real? (Yes.)
I’ve got a new book.Mam nową książkę.And if anybody (not of Polish extraction) can pronounce książka or any of its myriad declensions, you have my heartfelt and well deserved respect. I sat out this morning and continued to read a book I’d started last week, “The Task and Other Poems”, a compilation of poems by … Continue reading Staying at Home 4: Two books on the go.
It was minus five the garden this morning, minus five Celsius that is, not garden chairs or bamboo bean-poles. Judging by the cloudless sky it looked like it was going to be a nice sunny day but the clouds arrived in short order and put paid to that. In a way I’m glad I suppose, … Continue reading Staying at home 3: A brief spell of normality in a crazy world.
I've stopped counting the days, I think its counterproductive or something or other, no pun intended, we are where we are and it is what it is and god how I hate those trite sayings but at the end of the day, platitudes will get us through, maybe. Hate them. This morning I really had … Continue reading Staying at home 2: Day… um…
A friend of mine on Facebook, in an effort to raise spirits during this time of enforced isolation, lockdown, call it what you will, suggested a "game" to partake in, she would choose a subject and we, not the Royal we but other friends, would then draw a picture illustrating in some way the chosen … Continue reading Staying at home 1: Drawing on memories.