Karen’s sixty fourth birthday was celebrated with a lockdown afternoon tea
Family visiting Covid style
The papers, football and Quality Street: a traditional Boxing Day
A Covid Christmas makes this year like no other (missing Greg and Alex)
Tescos was busy: Christmas busy rather than lockdown panic buying busy.
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.
Christmas lights in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Tier 2 in the High Street
Thornton’s corner and St Georges at twilight
Covid Advent in Beckenham High Street
Advent in the High Street
Advent – Tesco style
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.
Rush hour Covid style
A little market on Beckenham Green
Lockdown is busy at Beckenham Place Park
Covid allowed exercise in Beckenham Recreation Ground
Lockdown blues are reflected in the weather. The Drive, Beckenham.
The Gosport Ferry