A memorable week (3.21)

Today, Sunday, it snowed. Snow is exciting because it provides a punctuation mark in the endless flow of similar looking days. It will be a reference point of time. "No, no, that was before it snowed," or "Yes, that was the week after it snowed." It's also a weekend we took not one but two… Continue reading A memorable week (3.21)

Plus / Minus (2.21)

This week the UK deaths from Covid19 topped 90.000. On Wednesday more than 1500 people died. The safety warnings on the radio have become more stark: "If you break the rules, people will die." The enormity of the situation is almost unprocessable - my mind just can't take in these figures. So I hear them,… Continue reading Plus / Minus (2.21)

Not a great start to the year (1.2021)

I can’t say I like this year much more than last year so far. All the shitty stuff that was with us last year did not disappear with the clocks chiming midnight on 31 December. In fact some things are getting worse - Covid, the political situation in the USA, my weight. Ok, maybe it’s… Continue reading Not a great start to the year (1.2021)

We have come to the end (52.20)

Apparently it was me, last Saturday, when taking leave of my colleagues, who said, "This year can't get any worse." It was about 30 minutes after that when the government announced Tier 4 restrictions which meant a large part of the country had to cancel their Christmas plans. It was Sunday when France introduced introduced… Continue reading We have come to the end (52.20)

Tier 2 to Tier 3 to Tier 4 (51.20)

Monday: Wake up to the smell of cat pee in the house somewhere. Husband and I both go on a sniffing mission to try to identify its location so we can get busy with the vinegar spray. We finally identify it as under the coffee table in the dining room. We normally shut the dining… Continue reading Tier 2 to Tier 3 to Tier 4 (51.20)

Bond evolution – Quantum of Solace (#22)

"This was a rubbish film," Husband said to me before we watched it again. I didn't remember it being rubbish, so I went into it with an open mind. It turns out Husband had to eat his words, this film was actually a quite good full-on action film. This film starts timewise just moments after… Continue reading Bond evolution – Quantum of Solace (#22)

Champagne, cake and Christmas (49.20)

This week we reached the end of Lockdown 2.0! Now, back to what passes for normal life these days. This week I celebrated my birthday, and it was a good day. It started in the morning when I went out for a run as the sun came up. My friend thought I was mad, but… Continue reading Champagne, cake and Christmas (49.20)

Break it down again (48.20)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1100QINlo4 Break it down again, no more sleepy dreaming. Good grief, here we are already, approaching the last four weeks of the year. Maybe that's why I have those fluttering feelings of panic in my chest. No, this year the panic is more likely linked to a sense of 'where did all that time go'?… Continue reading Break it down again (48.20)