2. Groundhog Day is grey, Winter is over & Spring? a snowfall away. 9. Snow, snow and more snow. Minus temperatures at night & garden swimming. 17. Snowdrops - first flowers. This year we leave them growing for you, are not here. 24. The wind feels warmer. Birds chirp in the trees, buds swell & … Continue reading February Fragments
Dear Readers, It has been a mental year. The Brexit merry-go-round continues with predictably awful consequences. Over a million people have died from Covid and infection rates rise/fall/rise. Police keep killing unarmed black civilians. There have been riots. Protests. Strikes. Another global recession and U.S. election is upon us. As well as floods. Forest fires. … Continue reading Nearly Two
the view outside my window of blossoms, birds, bees & trees changes as do I.
Remember when breathing was normal, just something you did? Not inhaling a virus & getting sick quick. Remember when wearing a face mask was Halloween art & queuing wasn’t standing two metres apart? Remember when distance wasn’t seen as socially good & shielding was a word no-one understood? Remember when coughing or … Continue reading Our New Normal
The long and unusually hot Summer lead to an early Autumn of abundance. By September the trees in the Orchard were groaning under their weight of apples. Ned watched the pupils returning to the school and the school year begin with all its usual dramas about short staffing, challenging behaviour and unsupportive management. By mid-September … Continue reading A Funeral of Apples