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New research in from the department of the bleeding obvious

June 26th, 2020 · No Comments · Life

I see the department of the bleeding obvious have been at it again, according to this story in today’s Times. It is a study about people’s attitudes to the lockdown. Apparently people with smaller cramped homes are less happy about being confined to their home than people with more space. Also people without mental health […]

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In praise of Tim Burgess

June 26th, 2020 · No Comments · Life, Music

When I listed the various people, mostly entertainers, who helped make the lockdown pass a bit more easily I missed a few people out. For example I forgot the always brilliant Jonathan Pie and his lockdown video diary. I also forgot Darren Maclaine and his little impressions of famous singers doing the thems to TV […]

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Lockdown survival aids

June 20th, 2020 · No Comments · Life, Music

Let’s be honest here, the lockdown has really ended now hasn’t it? OK, there are no pubs, cafes, theatres, music and sports venues, but otherwise I think a lot of people are now treating it as all over except where it suits them to pretend it is all still going on – I am thinking […]

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Working from home

May 13th, 2020 · Comments Off on Working from home · Life, Technology, Work

For the last few months, like anybody else who is able to, I have been working from home. It hasn’t actually been a massive adjustment because I had only just got used to being back in the office full-time after either being on post-operrative sick leave or because of an immune system suppressed through chemotherapy […]

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One in a million (and a half)

April 20th, 2020 · Comments Off on One in a million (and a half) · Life

A couple of weeks ago I received that letter from the NHS that was, apparently, being sent out to 1.5 million people who are deemed to be vulnerable. While I don’t feel particularly vulnerable, I was not surprised to receive the letter, it was still a bit of a shock in a way because it […]

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Passing the time in lockdown

April 8th, 2020 · Comments Off on Passing the time in lockdown · Life, Music

Some people are spending this period of lockdown being very creative, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on books and TV they never quite had the time for previously. Others are bored stiff and looking for something to do. But some of us are fortunate (?) enough that they […]

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