Three Reasons To Be Cheerful…

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…and I’m feeling good” sings Nina Simone. Following on from my Facebook post of ‘Woke up today…result!’ I wanted to share with you the time when I recently bumped into Anthony Hopkins, who was sporting a Covid-19 lockdown hairstyle, just like lots of usContinue reading “Three Reasons To Be Cheerful…”

Being a Bright Spark

During this Bank Holiday weekend, I set myself the challenge of entering the Shed and sorting out the contents, as my dear friend Barry, has been cathartically clearing out his own. As I am not one to not look the proverbial gift horse in the mouth, with open arms I welcomed important ‘stock’ from hisContinue reading “Being a Bright Spark”

Back on Bacon

“Alfie, would you like me to bring you a bacon roll for your lunch tomorrow?” asked Charlotte. Bacon? Did someone mention bacon? Now to be fair, someone only has to say something similar to bacon, like “are we back on for the weekend?” for my little ears to prick up and take notice. It mustContinue reading “Back on Bacon”

Being Loved

It’s five minutes to six in the morning. I know this because I’ve been awake for some time now and had to listen while the birds perform their morning dawn chorus. They always start at the first crack of sparrow’s fart and witter on for the next two hours extolling the virtues of their ownContinue reading “Being Loved”

Being Probed

It’s Sunday afternoon. Harriet has been released from Lockdown at the Care Home and she is unable to go back to work there until she has 1. Been tested for Covid-19 and 2. Been given the all-clear. As several of our family are designated as ‘Key Workers’ in the Covid-19 pandemic, we have each receivedContinue reading “Being Probed”

Being Moist

There’s only one word for it in my vocabulary and that is Moist.  Although others might shy away from this five-letter word and do everything within their power to avoid saying it, there can be no real alternative, it is the genuine article, it is the real deal, it has to be Moist. Dew ladenContinue reading “Being Moist”

Being Confined to Barracks

It’s been some considerable time now. Long enough for most of us to forget when it all began. The Great Confinement will undoubtedly become fabled like the stories of old, which started with the immortal line, “During the war…” and were swiftly followed by other such lines as… “Do you remember…”      “…the crispy bacon?…”       “…theContinue reading “Being Confined to Barracks”

Being Labelled

A few chapters ago you may recall to mind in the blog entitled Isolation, the topic of my working life’s symmetry; how my office now is a mirrored reflection of where it all started. For this next chapter in Life’s Rich Tapestry, we gravitate from our present situation of Isolation, Retreat, Social Distancing and YogaContinue reading “Being Labelled”

Yoga for the Afflicted…

Being a Director of a company that has to Carry On Regardless whatever global issue befalls us, I have just returned home from a difficult day at the office.  Like the Eye of Sauron, the Covid-19 pandemic is turning its gaze and attention towards us, exhaling deeply it’s fetid breath of daily death in ourContinue reading “Yoga for the Afflicted…”

Being Happy

Being happy can be described as having a certain state of mind where all around is in harmony and there is peaceful acceptance of the current conditions and situation. If I were to say this is one of those times, you would quite rightly deduce that I have lost the plot, my marbles have escapedContinue reading “Being Happy”