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I am an Island by Tamsin Calidas

I have just finished reading this extraordinarily powerful memoir for the second time in as many weeks, and it hasn’t even been officially published yet. 574 more words

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Sunday Splash

Yesterday’s tide of spume has been blown away leaving the beach expansively reclining before the playful froth of waves tumbling to reach the shore. Above, an azure sky with cotton wool cloudlets billowing as they speed along. 371 more words

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The Longest Day

This is J’s birthday and we have a long-looked-forward-to trip to London to see our much-missed family.  It will be our first excursion of any length in over three months and our VW campervan, Erica, is packed with provisions for social distancing, and things to furnish RMJ’s new home. 698 more words

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Learning how to stop

This is where I start the week, embarking on the books that have lain waiting patiently since the middle of March. I bought them just before we went into self-isolation and then Lockdown-land isolated us further. 640 more words

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The Cellist

Last night I watched the Royal Opera House streaming of Cathy Marsden’s recent ballet of the life of Jacqueline du Pré. This was my second viewing; the first just days before lockdown, was the last cultural event I attended. 538 more words

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Monday morning medley

4.03am and I am awake for the third time in the night.  I decide to experiment with Allan Jenkin’s recommendation that early mornings are a daily opportunity well worth getting out of bed for.  1,020 more words

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Binocular Vision

Out walking birdwatching with binoculars is a novelty.  On my first foray I am excited to spot a pair of stonechats.  It is thrilling to see nearly and clearly enough for this novice twitcher to identify a pair, both with caterpillars in their mouths.  444 more words

Wild Words From Lockdown Land