I was going to write about what 'local' means to you, that is, ask you for your definition of the word, since one week into a UK national lockdown, there are news reports about a police force fining people for driving somewhere to exercise. During the first lockdown, in the spring, there were reports of… Continue reading Reasons to be or not to be cheerful, or not. Or something.
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
Our household of four is gathering its belongings together to make new plans in the Covid19 world. We can't really say post-covid yet, can we, since the virus is still circulating? I am writing less poetry and more prose, writing and typing, one word at at a time. As I loop ink around printed out… Continue reading August Postcards
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
A small rambling post about what I'm up to at the moment, what's happening out here in my little corner of the West Wiltshire town that's been my home for the past 17 years, and what's new since my first post about living through the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. News in the garden: our… Continue reading Corona Diary: Half year, middle of the week catch-up
I wrote a hybrid piece called 'Once Upon a Lockdown' - part poem/prose/diary - and submitted it to The Great Margin with thanks to a small commission from Paper Nations - which I've mentioned before. 'Once Upon a Lockdown' starts in March, when Boris Johnson announced there was going to be a lockdown, and roses… Continue reading Once Upon a Lockdown Rose: collage work and hybrid writing