Monthly Archives: April 2020

Dancing around the boxes

I don’t know about anyone else but the lockdown has produced an awful lot of cardboard waste in our house. Mostly from unusual deliveries; things we would normally have bought from shops and not requiring boxes. We are gradually becoming … Continue reading

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Why can’t joggers run on the grass?

Back in the pre-virus days, I would often complain about the cyclists in the park. They would hog the all weather path, seemingly unaware of pedestrians. They might give an angry trill on their bell but, generally, it was a … Continue reading

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Easy to read but shocking in content

We woke to rain this morning. It was forecast and it didn’t disappoint. It didn’t stop all day. The degree of downpour varied but the rain was like a permanently drawn shower curtain across the extension sliding doors. Fortunately, it … Continue reading

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Thank you, Nigel

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Free of care and full of hope

Having sat through far too many painful, mostly amateur, versions of Shakespeare, Mirinda is not that keen on them. I was very much the same until I started going to The Globe regularly. I now seem to have learned the … Continue reading

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Noise on a beautiful day should be banned

Mirinda had an online guitar class today. Her teacher was on the Isle of Wight and she was in the extension. I was in my office and, because of the doors being wide open, I could hear her playing with … Continue reading

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The clunking sound of tortoise sex

Today’s digital Talking News recording has to be the best one I’ve ever presented. And I don’t mean just the digital ones. There was a wonderful connection between Ann and me. It wasn’t just me that felt it. We had … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle intubation

Tomorrow I am down to present the Talking Newspaper (digital version) so this morning was mostly about getting the digital copy of the paper and clip, clip clipping it into individual pieces. Then I had to divide it into pieces … Continue reading

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The jackbooted WH Smith

From a purely personal point of view, the hardest thing about lockdown is the change to routine. The routine, built over many years, to make housework easier and the important things in life more enjoyable. I have the ability to … Continue reading

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When the petrol station pays the driver

I rang mum this morning (the usual Tuesday phone call) and she was very confused. She had major problems forming words and didn’t really finish any sentences. We had a bizarre conversation about an afternoon tea party featuring my simnel … Continue reading

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