When will it end?

I got a notification today that a concert I had booked for September 2021 had been moved (for a second time) to April 2022. This both perplexed and depressed me in equal measures.

It is just about a year since the UK entered the first lockdown.… Read the rest

2020, a Year in Review

Well what a year that was! Not quite the one I was expecting to have that’s for sure. We didn’t get to go on the holidays we had planned but we got to see a lot more of our granddaughter which was more than adequate compensation.… Read the rest

“I Don’t Get Out Much”

Diagon Alley @ Warner Brothers Studio, London

Someone asked me recently why I haven’t been blogging as often as I had previously. The reason is simply that at the moment every day looks pretty much like every other and there’s not much to say.

However, the end of the second lock down in the UK neatly coincided with my wife’s retirement.… Read the rest

Dorset 2020 – Day Two – Coastal Glory

We’d booked to go inside Corfe Castle today. When I say “inside” I mean inside the grounds as there really is very little left to go inside of the castle itself. Given the angle of some of the walls they really seem to be defying gravity and it’s amazing that they haven’t tumbled down the hill.… Read the rest

What I did during my Lockdown

When junior school children go back to the classroom in September (assuming that they do) I have no doubt that up and down the country teachers will be getting their pupils to write the “what I did during my lockdown” essay.… Read the rest