Read After Covid…13

Write about what you know, that's what they tell you. The problem is that I do not know these times, at all. These times have sprung up from the pages of novels that weave themselves around the possibility of a plague decimating the world's population. Interesting that the term, decimate, refers to the Roman habit... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…

If you are reading this you have survived IT so far. The IT is the thing that can't be named. Think Macbeth, but only think it. You see, once it has taken to the air and spread its wings...Well, I think you get the message. I am writing this as a response to IT. I... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…29

And Thursday is here once again. This day had never meant much in the older world, but now it offers the chance to go forth and mingle, from afar, with your neighbours. People have been coming to their gates to wave at others and to share those very British 'how are you?' coversation openers. If... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…26

The winds had been at it all through the night. We were woken by the sound of it buffeting, trees that had stood for decades were relenting. Spring's new hope was facing the rawness of the world. And yet it wasn't the sound of the booming attack but the thoughts of others that kept us... Continue Reading →

Read after Covid…18

Survive and Thrive. After The Black Death came a relatively revolutionary time for the rights of serfs. Instead of being tied to the land of their masters, given subsidiary wages (in kind), and being treated as no better than cattle, the surviving poor were now newly empowered. If The Black Death was a dealer of... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…16

I must keep on with documenting this thing as I feel that much of what is happening will be forgotten in the bland normality that will evenually recommence. I was reading about an old people's home in Spain where rescue workers found a number of the residents dead in their beds; undisturbed for days on... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…14

Last night, the family came together to share each other's company. We have all our girls back home and, although two of them are now adults, we are still the closely-knit family of the photos in our album. And how time does race past. Our perception of time alters depending on our circumstances. It either... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…13

Write about what you know, that's what they tell you. The problem is that I do not know these times, at all. These times have sprung up from the pages of novels that weave themselves around the possibility of a plague decimating the world's population. Interesting that the term, decimate, refers to the Roman habit... Continue Reading →

Read After Covid…12

This morning came again, at 5 and 6 and 7.15 and 8.30. It was delayed and left us swimming around in the shallows. Finally comes when everything else has taken place. One day, this will be over; not finally. The government set about each new update to the nation by reading out a long list... Continue Reading →

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