Tag Archives: lockdown

Locked-down #midnighthaiku

Conjuring colours Recall from memory’s vault Seasonal delights Spotless snow drifting Rainbows and autumn’s leaf-fall Painting the landscape No expectations Trapped in a monochrome world Waiting for freedom

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Silenced #midnighthaiku

Wide horizons missed Human stories left untold Silenced by lockdown *

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The inconvenient walking dead… III #COVID #cancer #carers #lockdown

Following on from posts One and Two: “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Last spring when we went into lockdown and we were encouraged … Continue reading

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The inconvenient walking dead… II #COVID #cancer #carers

Continuing from yesterday’s post… A few days after speaking to my GP and before the hospital referral process could kick in, both I and one of my lungs collapsed. I was lucky to have my friend with me at the … Continue reading

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Barb Taub reviews WRITEDOWN by Margaret Elphinstone et al #Lockdown #Galloway #Scotland #RBRT

Reblogged from Barb Taub: n my last post here, I talked about the ‘forgotten’ flu pandemic of 1918. The coronavirus seems an overwhelming force across the globe, and I wonder what its legacy will be. After reading the incredible new … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Whitchurch ~ Shadow and Light

No visit to a rural village is complete without exploring the church, especially when these old places frequently date back to Norman times and beyond. Each one of them is not only a place of worship that has stood at … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Whitchurch ~ Wood and Stone

We left the earthworks of Bolebec castle in peace… which is more than can be said of Oliver Cromwell’s army when they passed this way during the Civil War. The Battle of Aylesbury, between Cromwell’s forces and Prince Rupert of … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Whitchurch ~ Earth and Water

It was a lovely day. We needed to get out and about… get some exercise in the fresh air and sunshine. And yet, there we were in lockdown again. My own village offers few unexplored possibilities, so, instead of moping … Continue reading

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Free #midnighthaiku

Bodies stay at home Dogs twitch their feet as they dream Minds are free to roam *

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Out of control..? #cancer

“’Roid rage?” my son had asked. I had not been in the best of moods, and the steroids did have something to do with the general edginess that morning… although I am inclined, myself, to just lay the blame squarely … Continue reading

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