Tag Archives: lock-down

15 June 2020

Occasionally I read back over what I’ve written and wonder what planet I’m living on. The answer, of course, is planet CdP and every now and then it hits me just how far out in the solar system it is. … Continue reading

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8 May 2020

This is going to be dangerous. We’re opening up slightly, regaining our right to roam – if only within the confines of our own regional borders. But it’s not so much a possible return to infection I’m fearing now (and … Continue reading

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Notes from a lock-down IV

Have any of the number crunchers whose dreadful, mesmeric coronavirus charts I pore over daily ever turned their thoughts, I wonder, to sourdough? Someone surely must have tried to concoct some baking-tracking algorhythm to ascertain the state of mind of … Continue reading

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Notes from a lock-down III

The scent of broad (fava) beans always takes me by surprise. I never expect such a syrupy, cinnamon-y perfume from a plant which is really quite banal. I mean, I have nothing against broad beans but the plant itself is … Continue reading

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Notes from a lock-down II

This being confined to barracks does the funniest things to my emotions and perceptions. Everything is in very sharp focus, but nothing seems particularly real. When a plane flies overhead – something that, granted, is fairly rare here even in normal … Continue reading

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