Food, food, food

Have you finished eating the pasta, baked beans and tins of tomatoes that vanished from supermarket shelves when news of the Covid-19 emergency first broke in the UK?  Are you eating all the eggs, which were nowhere to be seen in the supermarket this morning, or perhaps you’re baking many cakes? My Instagram feed isContinue reading “Food, food, food”

My Street

The best thing about the street I live in, as well as many wonderful neighbours, are the plane trees that line both sides of the road.  They are planted in the road so they can make parking a bit awkward but they are always changing and beautiful, and they bring birds to the neighbourhood whichContinue reading “My Street”

Corona Diary: Lockdown Continues

Last week started off gloomily with instructions from my local police force – and other police forces – that the UK lockdown meant people weren’t allowed to drive even a short distance to find open space to exercise.  The thought that I’d be breaking the law if I drove  somewhere nearby to stomp through woodsContinue reading “Corona Diary: Lockdown Continues”

Birdsong

In this strange time of lockdown, I’m noticing more birdsong.  Are you?  We live on the edge of a semi-rural town in West Wiltshire, near to a road but not far from deep countryside, so birds are generally forthcoming. Recently, even more so. I was trying to assemble found materials from my garden last weekendContinue reading “Birdsong”

It’s no joke

In this strange time of lockdown, I was excited to see that WordPress has resumed its Daily Post Writing Prompts series – inviting bloggers to respond to a writing prompt every day – and I’m going to have a go at taking part. After all, there isn’t  much to be excited about these days whenContinue reading “It’s no joke”

Corona Diary: One Week In

Things I’ve done this week for the first time in my life: attended a webinar about what older women want to read (unfortunately I kept losing my internet connection). went to my writing fiction class via Zoom (never heard of it before).  Overheard comments: “I should’ve worn make-up!” “I’m not switching my camera on becauseContinue reading “Corona Diary: One Week In”

Corona Diary – Day One

Hello out there, dear readers.  I thought I’d share with you how I’m getting used to living in the new normal of a global pandemic.  As yet, our household of four adults isn’t showing any signs of having the virus – no continuous coughing or high temperatures.  Our daughter is a student at Oxford UniversityContinue reading “Corona Diary – Day One”