Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus Diary 9 – Of Geese, Parrots, hoarders and spam!

No matter how early I wake up, the day truly gets underway here in a typically village sort of way.   Every morning at dawn I hear a gaggle of geese fly directly over my cottage.  There are lots of ponds … Continue reading

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Spitting Image is back!

It was announced last week that one of my favourite television programmes when growing up is to make a return.  To people of a certain age, Spitting Image was an unmissable programme with up to 15 million people tuning in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 8 – Up with the Lark

I’ve been up since around 3.50am this morning.  This has happened several times in the last week or two.  Today it was down to having a slightly sore chest; Wednesday it was down to a rather traumatic nightmare which when … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 7 – I may well be going mad, well more mad anyway.

How is everyone?  We all still here?  That’s good. As I thought would be the case, some old fashioned values and community spirit have been returning.   I’ve been penned inside my home for a month or two really on top … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 6 – The state owes me thousands, why don’t they know who I am?

It’s been a long day or so.  As I rush head-first towards bankruptcy I attempted to make use of a minor law change to allow people such as myself claim just over £90 a week, in stark contrast to everyone … Continue reading

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Cornish D-Day Veteran Harry Billinge (94) gets his MBE & meets the Queen.

Last year I made a memorable on  The Endcliffe Park Memorial in Sheffield & the incredible devotion of Tony Foulds. Recently a D-Day veteran who raised more than £25,000 towards the cost of building a national memorial honouring his fallen … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 5 – You look like a man!

I hope everyone is well and not been driven totally bonkers yet.  I’ve been pretty much on lockdown for almost 2 months now although only the last week or so has been due to the Coronavirus. I am both well-settled … Continue reading

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The Queen homes in on being the longest serving monarch in history

Last week Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  became the fourth longest-serving monarch today, surpassing legendary Mayan ruler Pakal the Great. The Queen has surpassed  K’inich Janaab Pakal who ruled the Mayan city state of Palenque for 68 years and 33 days before … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 4 – From Boris with love.

I’m a bit cold today as I write this. Despite it almost being April, it’s only about 6 degrees C outside (42F) and I am a bit nippy especially as the windows have been ajar since 7am to let some … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 3 – My best friend is infected

I was going to write something a bit more cheerful today given that yesterdays was a bit heavy.  Actually I wasn’t very well yesterday and I did check the NHS symptoms page several times.  As I’ve mentioned before the symptoms … Continue reading

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