Week 45: West London had a few days of weather that was worth photographing. The US election had me gripped, even though the sitting president soon had me shouting at the TV and incandescent with rage (again). The US election result I was hoping for came four days after the USA went to the polls … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 45 and 46
Reasonably thick fog seemed to be the appropriate weather condition for the first day of England's month-long Lockdown 2.0.
On Thursday, 5 November, England moved into a month-long lockdown. Shops and businesses classed as non-essential have been ordered to close until early December. There is obviously no guarantee that Lockdown 2.0 won't be further extended into January 2021. Over the first few days on November, I made a short list of things to purchase … Continue reading Life in Lockdown 2.0 | What Are Your Essential Non-Essentials?
Week 43: It was yet another week of staying close to home and for being grateful to have such wonderful parks to walk Tilly in. Autumn has made her presence felt this week. 🙂 The Brainy One and I watched the superb The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, which we highly recommend. Strictly … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 43 and 44
How did October pan out in these weird times? Let's see what the numbers had to say: 46 walks with Tilly. 4 haircuts. 5 visits with family members. Another month with Covid-19 restrictions in place across the UK. London has now spent 15 days in Tier 2 - High. I fully expect another national lockdown … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2020
Back in April, as well as reaching out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown, I also wrote a short piece about my own lockdown experiences. Six months on, I've written another, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. As I type this, London currently sits in Tier 2 - … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited
The album is rapidly filling up ... The Boy Child's dental check-up has been included because even though things are different to how they were, it all felt so, well, normal. The afternoon in town makes an appearance ... As does our road trip to South Lakeland ... The final two entries are the Rule … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 6
Week 37: Everything this week was centered around The Boy Child returning to school ... 🙂 Two other highlights were another haircut (which I'm never taking for granted ever again) and a visit to Sywell for a day hanging out with The Brother. Week 38: I picked up the latest offering from J K Rowling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 37 and 38
Less than 10 minutes' walk from London's Oxford Circus is the beautiful Portland Place, Marylebone. The design of the road is more in keeping with the wide boulevards of Paris. The street was laid out in the 1770s and is thought to be so wide (33 metres/110 feet) as to not obscure the views of … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Portland Place
The Polish Embassy in London is currently hosting a free exhibition about the many Poles who flew with the RAF and helped defend Britain from the Luftwaffe in the summer and autumn of 1940. With the current Covid-19 restrictions regarding public gatherings , the 20-panel exhibit hangs on the railings of the embassy. The story … Continue reading Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy