December 20 2020

The new lockdown…

I expected the streets to be fairly empty when going around the corner to get my Sunday paper following Boris’ announcement yesterday evening, but that was far from the case. M&S was full with people forming long queues and the streets seemed busier than usual.

November 27 2020

We said goodbye to Karen’s sister, Jen, today.

Sadly Covid restrictions have taken much of the humanity out of times like this; words and ceremony have to stand alone: no hugging, no shaking hands, no departing to a pub wake to move from mourning through the retelling of stories of Jen’s life not known to all, or long near forgotten, and so to celebrate a life lived well.