the image is of crocuses growing on grass in a park, February 2021
Weekly Update

No Big Leaps in February

What a pipsqueak of a month February is. Over in the blink of an eye, or perhaps that's just me experiencing time whizzing past as I grow older. I finished the Papatango online playwriting course at the beginning of the month. Taking part in the course enabled me to edit and finish an audio play… Continue reading No Big Leaps in February

The image is of a bowl of three blooming hyacinths, supported by chopsticks, a pencil, and string.
Weekly Update

Two Chopsticks and a Pencil for the Hyacinths

A lovely neighbour brought over the gift of a bowl of hyacinths when the year was brand new, and now, in the very last weekend of January, three pale yellow flowers have bloomed gloriously and our hallway is filled with a sweet and spicy scent that we have grown to appreciate (we weren't sure, at… Continue reading Two Chopsticks and a Pencil for the Hyacinths

the image shows two hyacinth bulbs tied with string to keep them upright
Weekly Update

Falling Hyacinths and It’s Still January

So here I am at the end of another week.  Here we are.  I said to Andrew (my husband) that it feels like such a long time since we've seen our daughter and we were astonished to discover, when we looked at the calendar, that's it's only been three weeks since she went back to… Continue reading Falling Hyacinths and It’s Still January

Weekly Update

Buying New Glasses in a Pandemic

I was worried - how could I not be worried, given the news reports of the rise and rise of new cases of Covid-19 across the UK? But my last eye-test was two and half years ago and my most recent pair of glasses continues to disintegrate after several repair attempts, and I have been… Continue reading Buying New Glasses in a Pandemic

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