drifting away

It’s a couple of months since we went into enforced lockdown in the UK. Even now, we are supposed to be continuing with social distancing and limiting activities and time spent with anyone beyond our own household bubble. To be honest, it hasn’t made a huge impact on my life as I can continue to … Continue reading “drifting away”

frustrated plans

During this coronavirus lockdown, times and dates have become less important than they sometimes are for many of us. For those who have been furloughed, normal office hours are irrelevant, while for those who are working from home, even early morning meetings seem to start later – the breakfast meetings I attend are at 9 … Continue reading “frustrated plans”

wandering and pondering

I’ve been trying to get out for a walk most days recently, despite the lockdown and I’ve made sure to take a camera with me, or at least have my phone to hand. With fewer people around, I am thoroughly enjoying the quieter atmosphere as it gives me more space for thoughts. So, having posted … Continue reading “wandering and pondering”

needs and wants

All this talk of only shopping for essentials has got me thinking. After all, what is essential? The shelves in the supermarket suggest that my needs are quite different from others. I don’t think I can remember the last time I ate dried pasta and I probably don’t open more than two tins in a … Continue reading “needs and wants”

bee-long days

I guess this is a typical British summer: after another short “heatwave” last week, we’ve just had a weekend of almost continuous rain. At the start of the week, the world was a multi-coloured blaze of flowers and the buddleia-scented air was busy with butterflies and bees. But this weekend it’s been cold and grey, … Continue reading “bee-long days”