Pre-lockdown, my weekday mornings followed a set routine - get up, get showered, get dressed, get fed, get out of the house, get to the station, get on a train, get to work. Not a lot of variation in that routine except in how long it took me to complete these tasks which would affect… Continue reading A different kind of morning
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I miss coffee
I'll start by saying that I am not a coffee addict. I'm not a coffee snob. I don't need six cups of coffee to get through the day. I don't need a cup of coffee to get me started in the morning. But on my days in the office (that seem so far away now),… Continue reading I miss coffee
How far the distance?
Distance is relative. You can fly from London to Australia in 24 hours, but that doesn't take too much effort. You get to an airport, you sit down for 12 hours, change planes and sit down for another 12 hours. It's a long distance but not in terms of efforts required to cover that distance.… Continue reading How far the distance?
I grew up in a house with a piano, so I knew that eventually I would have piano lessons. Both my sisters had had piano lessons, and my middle sister went on to study music, that's how good she was. My brother instead had guitar lessons - for a while - but apparently he didn't… Continue reading Instruments
Notes to self
Don't forget you have yoga booked for this eveningVitamins - who has the best deal on cod liver oil tablets?Study needs cleaningIn fact the whole house could do with being run over with the vacuumNeed to finalise planting plan for garden next weekendWhen shops reopen, remember to buy new heads for your electric toothbrushWhen the… Continue reading Notes to self
I don’t usually do poetry but here is my attempt at haiku. I started to draft this in bed this morning. You’ll understand when you read it. Four thirty. Bird song. It wakes me. It is Sunday. I should be sleeping. Six a.m. Cat sings, Jumps on bed, paw in my face. Might as well… Continue reading Morning music
Three things I have learned in lockdown: How to make beer breadWhich local corner shops are best to go to for various grocery itemsWhere the German Bakery is Three things I am doing in lockdown that I didn't do before: Using the breadmaker (when there is bread flour to be had)Playing board games and canasta… Continue reading Three things
She was my friend and my flatmate, we agreed on lots of things, but we didn't share the same taste in perfume. Getting ready for a night out she would put on her preferred fragrance, I think it was Elizabeth Arden Red Door. I would wrinkle my nose and insist she smelt of menthol, as… Continue reading Fragrance
There's been a lot of advice about how during these (insert word of preference here) times, we should be kind to ourselves, that we should resist the exhortation to be super productive because this is a stressful time and we may be more stressed than we realise, that dealing with ‘everything’ may mean we are… Continue reading Moving slowly
The old, anew
Today we did some rearranging of things in the dining room. The dining room is not a large room so there's not a lot of space to do anything. We were thinking to move the sideboard from one corner to the other, but of course once we'd moved it, we didn't like it in the… Continue reading The old, anew