Tag Archives: Self isolation

Coronavirus Diary 55 – great oaks from little acorns grow

Do you remember a few months ago in my post Coronavirus Diary 28 – Dancing in the rain I purchased a baby Spider Plant? It has been growing over the months and it must be doing well as last week I noticed … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 49 – A thing of beauty

Traditionally gardens are meant to be a thing of beauty but when I started working on mine, there was nothing beautiful about it. Now there is a lawn and a patio and a little though empty raised bed for herbs … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 46 – Hiding in the garden with lemonade and a new friend

One of the things about having an Electrician in your house for 4 days when you’re not allowed to be in the same building as anyone is that you can’t be in the same building with anyone.   And when there … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 45 – Paint me like one of your French girls

Every day since I took delivery of my little front garden bench, I have had an early morning cup of tea there.  The road is always quiet and I share my time between watching the sun rising higher in the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 44 – One good turn deserves another

A few days ago I was the lucky recipient of a Box of Delights of fresh fruit and vegetables which came via local farms from Chicago! And if that wasn’t enough then the below photo doesn’t even cover all of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 43 – Self Isolating without electricity

My Coronavirus Self-Isolation took a step further towards feeling further like a solitary confinement in prison last week as I managed to get an electrician who was able to come into my new but ancient house. Initially I only wanted … Continue reading

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Good reasons to visit Barnard Castle! But maybe not now Dominic Cummings

Over the weekend all hell has blown up in the Westminster media bubble due to the ‘loathed’ Dominic Cummings chief advisor to Boris Johnson seeking a hideout in County Durham, 260 miles away from London. To me, I don’t really … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 41 – A life of being nice doesn’t pay.

A few days ago I had a phone call from the Police.  We ended up talking for around 90 minutes; not just having a chinwag but we were going through a statement about one of the recent crimes I suffered. … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 38 – Mirrors, Masks and bank robbery!

Yesterday I secured a mini victory in the impossible mission of sorting out a house with no money, no shops and no tradesman.  I found a happily foolproof way of attaching things to 200 year old wars and I went … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 36 -Surprises, good and bad.

I’ve had a sore chest and temperature now for 3 days and slightly sore eyes.   Another week, another hopefully false Coronavirus alarm though can truly tell?  It’s quite amazing I think that on days like this I would normally be … Continue reading

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