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Life in Hibernation: Love and Pancakes

I thought of writing about Valentine’s today, but being the unsentimental variety of person (as is M, fortunately), I’ve never been much taken with it. I prefer the random bars of chocolate he comes home with to a box of truffles bought because the Retail Gods demand it. I did make a card, about a… Continue reading Life in Hibernation: Love and Pancakes

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Life in Isolation: The Return of Lockdown

Every year, I’ve always wanted to be able to go into hibernation from about the end of October until about Easter-time, with a foray into the world for festive feasting about Christmas/New Year. This year, I suppose I’ll get a taste of it, with this new lockdown. In theory, it’s just for a month, until… Continue reading Life in Isolation: The Return of Lockdown

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Life in Isolation: Thinking About Christmas and Raspberry Cakes

I had planned, this weekend, to make a Christmas cake. They’re best made early, to mature. But, given the current Covid-situation, I’ve decided to work on the basis that we probably won’t go home for Christmas. It seems safest to plan for that since we’re in a Tier 2 area. That way Christmas plans won’t… Continue reading Life in Isolation: Thinking About Christmas and Raspberry Cakes

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Life in Isolation: Returning to Work

I’ve been home, working or on furlough, for four months now. Currently, we’re on “flexible furlough”, which means we can work part-time and receive furlough-pay for the rest. It doesn’t look like our offices will open up again any time soon. This doesn’t bother me all that much: it’s no secret that I like working… Continue reading Life in Isolation: Returning to Work