Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

On the day that eating indoors in restaurants and cafés was allowed again, a friend and I had Afternoon Tea. 🙂 I included a print out of my Mass Observation Diary (which happened before Afternoon Tea, but no matter). Dominic Cummings appeared before a parliamentary committee and let rip - it was fascinating to watch … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

The easing of lockdown across England began - Tilly and I met friends in the park, we met The Best Friends at Basildon Park, there were three haircuts and The Brainy One and I received our second doses earlier then expected. 🙂 i stitched the journaling card along the edge of the page protector. I … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

The third volume of the Covid journal is filling up ... I added a couple of postcards which made me smile. 🙂 (I've done a lot of lolling on the bed with Netflix on my laptop and Tilly next to me for company.) More stories about the EU's response to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

I did not think that when I began keeping a scrapbook about the Covid-19 pandemic I would be on the 3rd album ... Great news about the vaccine rollout - both for the country and me personally. 🙂 The Boy has to be tested twice a week as a condition of being able to return … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

I read three books on American politics by the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel - If Only They Didn't Speak English; A Year At The Circus and Unpresidented: All 3 books are informative, amusing and offer an unbiased account (because he's BBC and the books are published by BBC Books) of behind the scenes … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 12

After the announcement from Boris earlier this week, there is definitely hope that we are on the way out of this ... I've included what I've/we've been binge-watching and six numerical facts, alongside some positive signs of Spring and a reflective moment: Lots of good news re the vaccine rollout program and continued speculation that … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 12

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

The grimness continued with a astonishing threat from the EU. I don't usually swear when scrapbooking but, really ...? It's paired with grief at the loss of a wonderful man. I included Captain Sir Tom's obituary and a photo of Number 10 with the Union flags at half-mast. 😦 I also included a cartoon and … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

We're into February and life is still fairly grim. 😦 Schools across England didn't reopen after the Christmas holidays (although some did actually reopen for just one day) ... which meant that home-schooling was back on the agenda. The Boy Child's birthday present from us this year was a laptop and we gave it to … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

Right Now …

I'm wondering how much more grim the news will be before we can truly say that we are through the worst. I'm hopeful because there is a new occupant in the White House and I was unexpectedly emotional when I watched Kamala Harris be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States. Madam Vice-President. I'm … Continue reading Right Now …