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We are all of us maintaining social-distancing, stuck in isolation, working from home, cut off from or locked-down with our families. We are surrounded by data about what to do and what not to do. And, if you don't yet know what to do and what not to do, head to the WHO site or your government information site or check out the official information put out by your local health service. You won't find any of that stuff here. Nor will you find doom, gloom and scare mongering stories.
What you will find is the half-witted ramblings of a chap with too much time on his hands who thought he might try to put a smile on your face. It will be a very smug smile because you will leave feeling so much more competent, so much more in control after reading about me.

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We're off again!

As you might remember I wound up this blog a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to write about broader issues and was a touch hemmed in by the...

Day 100 (25 June) ER

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Day 99 (24 June): Hounded

My dog Alfie presented me with a list of grievances this morning. It turns out that being a canine is less fun than it is cracked up to...

Day 98 (23 June): Making waves

Toes in the water If you read yesterday's blog you will know my house flooded during the night of Sunday to Monday due to a burst pipe. I...

Day 97 (22 June): Eau dear!

After a long walk, a few glasses of wine and a hot bath I retired happily to bed around eleven thirty yesterday evening. I was woken at...

Day 95 (20 June) Mac and Marshall

Mac I went into the centre of Brussels today. Don’t worry, I didn’t go in by myself. I was accompanied by a responsible adult. The adult...

Day 94 (19 June): The time has come

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Day 93 (18 June): Self-help

If you go to the Amazon website and search for "self-help" you will be informed that they have over 100,000 titles in that category. I...

Day 92 (17 June): Normal by Neil

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Day 89 (14 June): Its Sunday; chill.

Down to earth After yesterday's soul searching I am content to take an easier path today. Two kind readers, suspecting that my small...

Day 88 (13 June): Love

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Day 87 (12 June): La vie d'artiste

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Day 86 (11 June): 'ave an apidae

I was tootling round my garden this morning checking on the progress of the flowers I planted some weeks ago. They are, for the most...

Day 85 (10 June): Ode to Joy

I see from today’s Guardian that the U.K. retailer ‘Selfridges’ seeks to offer customers a ‘joyful experience’ as stores reopen. It is an...

Day 84 (9 June): Brain Freeze

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Day 83 (8 June): Personal Hygiene

I was glancing through the online magazine 'ArsTechnica' today and I saw an article claiming that Americans are drinking bleach and...