Lockdown Diary – 2020 – 118 – Royal Recycling

It’s Sunday – again – the weeks keep coming round. Rev Helen Alexander is sharing her reflections in the online worship of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, here

Spent most of yesterday in the editing cave and so the world had to revolve without much attention from me. I was looking out for the pictures from the Royal Wedding but they came only this morning. Princess Beatrice looked lovely in a remodelled Hartnell gown (one previous careful owner) and that beautiful tiara.

DH is reinstating the climbers around the garden as they had to be unpinned to let the stonemasons work. Missing in action – one pair of secateurs! Possibly in the same place as the back door key. Ageing is such fun.

More editing on the cards. Full cover reveal tomorrow and on Put it in Writng where I’ll be describing my ‘Writer’s Day’ in a new series for that blog.

I did start to read the book group book. One chapter down. Oh, and we scored 8 in the Guardian Quiz (how much editing? ed)




Lockdown – 2020 – 21 – It really has been 3 weeks

Carrots and Sticks

Difficult to see where governments are going to find carrots in the short term as the pandemic continues to bring us all to our knees.

The novelty of not doing may well be wearing off for many and in households where the domestic entertainment available was scant to start with, patience may be a little thin.

However, the Easter weekend, for those of us connected by social media, brought some entertaining decorated eggs, thought-provoking religious services, an address from Her Majesty and beautiful music. The children next door enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in their back garden. DH and I enjoyed a glass of wine with their parents across the boundary walls.

My walk took in a landmark white cherry tree in full bloom. I won the scrabble. DH is enjoying getting to cycle routes while roads are less busy.

Another blog you might enjoy is Put It in Writing which today is featuring a list of books and authors the host, Anne Stormont, recommends. You can find it here