Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

Home baking

Week 10 of lockdown and there are still gaps on the shelves of the supermarkets. The stock of toilet rolls has been replenished; antiseptic wipes and bleach can be easily bought; there is a good supply of dried pasta; tinned … Continue reading

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Dust to dust

Availing of the government’s provision that I could drive in order to meet another person outdoors, and also that I could go for a walk. I drove to High Ham to have lunch in the garden with my sister and … Continue reading

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Home learning

It’s hard to imagine that there were encyclopaedia salesmen. There were regular salesmen who would come to our house, selling hardware, brushes and cleaning products, and occasional callers selling clothes from suitcases, but no-one ever called selling encyclopaedias. If someone … Continue reading

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£10 delight

Tesco sent an email. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, vouchers due to expire at the end of this month would be extended until the end of October. Being unaware of having any  vouchers that might expire, I went to the … Continue reading

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Gone fishing

At the conclusion of an episode of Gone Fishing, the BBC television series with Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer, a day’s fishing in Yorkshire on the River Ure concludes with an exchange of gifts. The programme had included an encounter with … Continue reading

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