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)

Jigsaw / lockdown

I've just realised that jigsaw puzzles are perfect metaphors for lockdown, and not just fun activities to do during lockdown. (And I am using the word fun advisedly.) Jigsaws - and perhaps lockdowns too - start initially with some enthusiasm when you tip everything out onto the table and anything seems possible. That's the time… Continue reading Jigsaw / lockdown

Well as least we know for sure now (44.20)

It's been another long nervous week with news of virus infections rising, local lockdowns implemented, and news coming in from Europe of other nations re-imposing lockdown measures (France, Germany). All week I've been holding my breath and tensing for the confirmation. And it came on Saturday night - Halloween, aptly enough. Another four weeks of… Continue reading Well as least we know for sure now (44.20)