Monthly Archives: April 2020

Coronavirus Diary 28 – Dancing in the rain

It’s raining today as I write this.  It was raining before I got up, it will be raining when I eat and still be when I go to bed and if all goes to plan, it might still be raining … Continue reading

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The oldest living English language

Today’s post isn’t one that I wrote.   I’ve been on the internet way before there was a world-wide web.  When it was all Gophers and FTPs in the early 1990’s and even in the late 1980’s on local Bulletin Boards … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 26 – Dying for a hug?

Today is a special day, it is 42 days since I last had any physical contact with anybody and 84 days since I started my own social distancing.  It was a great hug from a friend and knowing what was … Continue reading

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The Cerne Abbas Giant is masking up!

Many people around the world are aware that the chalky plains and hills of southern England are famous for neolithic stone-circles, burial mounds, barrows and chalk-horses but there are few monuments as enigmatic as the Cerne Abbas Giant. He stands … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 25 – Planning for the future

I hope everyone is as well as can be in magnificent social isolation. Last night was of course our weekly 8pm Clapping For Carers where we come to our front doors and show our support for NHS workers. It’s my … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 24 – Zooming around London

I had a brainwave today which isn’t unusual.  What is unusual is that I have the time to act on it!  I’m rather in a quandary, I’m living in this beautiful though work-in-progress new house and despite being at home, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.

If you remember a month or so ago I broke my curfew and went out through the woods to visit a new vantage point over London.  On that day I made sure I would take a visit to a place … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 22 – Parting is such sweet sorrow

A really short but not particularly sweet post today. The wife of one my guides has died following 23 days in a coma due to the Coronavirus.  As he told me, she had years left in her to drive everyone … Continue reading

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A look at my local Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association… Trough

The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association was an association set up in London by Samuel Gurney, a Member of Parliament, and philanthropist and Edward Thomas Wakefield, a barrister, in 1859 to provide free drinking water. Originally called the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 21 – Food parcels & emergency manouvres!

It’s 10 weeks now since I last earned a penny and couldn’t work due to the tube train incident which apart from the very odd trip out has been when my social isolation began in earnest. I’ve been in receipt … Continue reading

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