Tag Archives: pandemic

The inconvenient walking dead…  #COVID #cancer #carers

I am not a happy bunny, more of an angry bird, and I am going to say so, regardless of how much subtle and not-so-subtle pressure has been applied in various areas to encourage us all to be nice, obedient, … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2020! Dot (and Darlene Foster) on The Year of the Pandemic

Dear Santa, I have my friend from Spain over today. We haven’t actually met, but then, she lives a long way away and although the two-legses usually get to gallivant all over the place, they don’t seem to like it … 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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Hope and the Crescent Moon ~ Rosemary Carlson #writephoto

“Maybe the crescent moon is a hopeful sign,” she said to him. They were sitting on their porch looking off at the crescent moon hanging above the treetops. The quiet of their neighborhood permeated her thoughts. It had been like … Continue reading

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A Tangled Path – Where Do We Go From Here? ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Helen Jones: As we move through these strange times, I suppose we each have our way of dealing with what’s going on. While we are linked on one level by the shared experience of lockdown, each of us … Continue reading

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I’m a few mangos short of a chutney ~ Barb Taub #travel #India #humor

Reblogged from Barb Taub: I’m Losing My Mangos. Microwave Mango Chutney: There are a few recipes out there that qualify as miracles, and this must be near the top of the list. If you can find your mangos, you can … Continue reading

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Choosing the future

A few months ago, with what now appears to be an uncanny and uncomfortable prescience, we began a workshop in the Derbyshire village of Eyam. The village is one of those pretty places of old stone and cottage gardens… but … Continue reading

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