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About The Author

Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather, and now, Great Grandfather. Citizen of Europe and Fervent Remainer. Thinks that Members of Parliament and especially Ministers of the Crown, who lie to Parliament should be brought before a public tribunal where the evidence can be heard, and examined, and suitable penalties awarded.

Day 17 – Emergency Hospital in Glasgow

There is to be a temporary emergency hospital established at the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow. Mrs. Sturgeon, the First Minister wrote on Twitter . . . “The temporary hospital being created at the SEC will be named the NHS … Continue reading

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Day 15 – The Stir is going Crazy

Nothing much to report fortunately. The Guardian online newspaper is thoroughly enjoying itself, gradually filling up with Coronavirus articles in a sort of Coronavirus feeding frenzy. The old adage that what sells newspapers (or used to sell newspapers when they … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Love your Neighbour – Mitchell’s to the rescue

Some weeks ago we started having some pictures framed. One of those things you mean to do one day but somehow “one day” is slow in arriving. So finally we bit the bullet, gritted our teeth, girded up our loins … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Sad Rhubarb, Tesco arrives, and Clapping for Carers

The Rhubarb – “Victoria” – is spouting bravely but looks distinctly pale to me – more so that in the photo above. It is growing in a very light soil with a great admixture of old vegetable material which is … Continue reading

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Day 10 . . . The Perils of Online Grocery Shopping . . . and Books

We just checked our Tesco delivery order due tomorrow. About half the items were “unavailable” including odd things like lemonade. Is the factory struck down with coronavirus, has the import of fruit stopped for the same reason or are people … Continue reading

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Day 9 – the Mail Arrives . . . and goes

OH was up before me and put the letters out (weather dry fortunately) which were duly collected by our Postie and fresh mail delivered. This, of course, raises the question – are the envelopes and wrappers contaminated ? – and … Continue reading

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Splendid Isolation – Day 8

Up early (by our standards) to put the outgoing post outside the front door ready for the Postie to collect and take away. But Monday is often a day without incoming post or with only unsolicited mail (aka “Junk” which … Continue reading

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Clap for Our Carers . . .

This seems like a good idea but you really need to be somewhere where you and your neighbours are within sharing distance. We live in a quiet cul de sac and if we stood at our door very few people … Continue reading

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Not dead yet . . .

I have not posted on here for some time. Everything seems to have got so complicated that I found it hard to think what on earth I would actually post about that wasn’t one long trail of doom and gloom. … Continue reading

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The End of Free Movement . . .

When I started this blog, some years ago, it was not my intention to populate it with cut and paste jobs from other sources. But I have been overtaken by events,and these events need recording. I am no archivist, but … Continue reading

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