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Blogging, Corona Diary, Lockdown Diary

Lockdown, Series Three

During the first lockdown, in the spring, I went through a phase of posting a blog every day, using the hashtag Corona Diary (when I remembered).  I think I started off with gusto and petered out a bit towards the end.  We've just entered our third national lockdown in the UK and I don't intend… Continue reading Lockdown, Series Three

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Corona Diary

End of *That* Year

It's not obligatory to write an end of year post, but it would feel strange to me not to pass comment on this strangest of years. My 2020 began with a week in the English Lake District, near Brotherswater, staying at Thomas Grove House and Cottage in Hartsop. I was with Jane Commane, publisher and… Continue reading End of *That* Year

Corona Diary

Collages of Exasperation

During lockdown, I started a new Instagram account called andothermakings where I've posted some of my visual poems, experiments with collage and assemblage, and various dabblings with word and image. Last week, I was provoked to add new pieces to the account, mainly because I didn't know how else to express my exasperation with the… Continue reading Collages of Exasperation

Corona Diary, Lockdown Diary, Weekly Update

What the real world is

This week I wore my mask every time I went into a shop or a shopping mall, which is more frequently than I had been doing.  Once Boris Johnson announced that face coverings will become compulsory inside shops in England from July 24 (or possibly July 23?  I'm not sure of the date) I noticed… Continue reading What the real world is

Corona Diary

With lockdown hair and a face mask, I rejoin the world

I'm writing this post while sitting on a bench by the side of the canal in Bradford-on-Avon.  I'm writing in a small sparkly notebook and I'll type up these notes later when I return home.  It's nearly 3pm on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.  I left home just after 2pm to catch the train here, just… Continue reading With lockdown hair and a face mask, I rejoin the world