Blog 132 – 2.5.20. It doesn’t have to be a fairy tale….

At the end of 2019, I quipped in Blog 125 (https://aintwegotitmade.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/blog-125-14-12-19-over-to-you-god/), that the new year might bring us some 20/20 vision… little did I know what was ahead.. Continue reading

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Blog 131 – 22.4.20…Always in the soup

Does anyone know how to preserve fresh coriander? The bunches and packs they come in are far too big to use all at once. Today I had to use up my tired bag of coriander before it got beyond its useful life…and I used the government’s free bag of carrots (see https://aintwegotitmade.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/blog-130-20-4-20-suppose-this-is-a-miracle/

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Blog 130 – 20.4.20. Suppose this is a… miracle…

Dunno about you, but weirdly, I’m finding these lockdown days racing by….this is a real surprise. Continue reading

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Blog 129 – 1.4.20. Food, glorious food…

It’s niece H’s 26th birthday. I sent her a birthday card with an Edward Hopper painting on the front. Hopper is fantastically good at painting silence and isolation…yet somehow, to me, his paintings aren’t sad, exactly. I think they somehow illustrate an inner life while outer life is going on…https://whitney.org/collection/works/873. Continue reading

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Blog 128 – 29.3.20. Yes I know, it’s Sunday again…

Every day is turning into Sunday, both inside the house and outside. This morning, on a street deserted of moving cars (but lots of parked ones), I saw 2 large black crows communing, unharrassed, in the middle of the road…wandering about and shaking their heads in what looked like amazement. I couldn’t hear them exactly, but this is what I think I overheard: Continue reading

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Blog 127 – 27.3.20. Flatten the curve…

No doubt others will have described this similarly…but as a young lady from the local children’s nursery said (before lockdown),  ..’This is mad! It’s surreal! I feel like I’ve suddenly stumbled onto a movie set’.  She was clearly both excited and terrified. Continue reading

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Blog 126 – 13.3.20. Panic buying goes viral…

Hmmm…husband and I live 5 minutes walk from a major supermarket. We haven’t done a big weekly shop for about 2 decades….we go in every few days..and we aren’t expecting that to change. Continue reading

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Blog 125 – 14.12.19. Over to you God….

Strictly Come Dancing is one of my favourite TV programmes…guaranteed to make me feel good. Love seeing people blossom and move towards being their best each week. Continue reading

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Blog 124 -19.10.19. Brexit: will we turn back from a Neanderthal future?

My husband and I are gobsmacked. Stunned almost into silence. We have just found out that the son of a friend of ours, is no longer vegan. This chap had quite a following on Youtube, championing veganism, interviewing vegan strong-men and generally trying to persuade the world that eating meat is a sin, against animals, our health and the environment.

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Blog 123 – 27.9.19. Español 5: El Último post de Barcelona.

It’s the último day of school for me, and after our final classes…which most other students have decided to skip, Valentina takes some selfies of us, making sure, as usual, to modify them so she looks pale and almost manga-cartoon-like (large eyes, small pointy nose). Continue reading

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