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21 May 2020

We had lunch at the Café degli Artisti on Tuesday. I was less than enthusiastic, but L was keen, and helping the owners of a place we like to get back on their feet was a big enticement. The tables … 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 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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6 January 2020

I have been known, I know, to crow about how you can more or less forget garden exertions in winter. But since a couple of days before Christmas when the drear damp that had plagued us for weeks gave way … Continue reading

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