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Thirteen weeks ago my isolation began; that’s three months; an entire planetary season. News today came that the government has totally ceased pretending to care about the medically vulnerable, or anyone, because they’re effectively saying we can all go back … Continue reading

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Lock, Stock and Twelve Smoking Thursdays

This is the twelfth Thursday of lockdown. Count them. You can use your toes if necessary. Sure, I’ll wait… …see, twelve of the buggers. How in hell have I crawled through so many weeks in isolation? By inventing a completely … Continue reading

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Paddywack

Long ago, when the world was a fraction less ancient than it is today, when I was far less ancient than I am today, I had no issue with staying awake till the sun rose, sleeping from mid-morning to late … Continue reading

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No Soup For You*

With incredible foresight, scientists have managed to manufacture enough days of April to last us until the month of May, which begins tomorrow. The wonders of our age never cease to amaze. Nothing else has been manufactured, obviously, because the … Continue reading

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Mere Anarchy Is Loosed Upon The World

‘Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold…’ Yeats never had to live in lockdown, as far as I’m aware, and his name is a lazy anagram of yeast, yet somehow he nailed this tail end of week five of confinement … Continue reading

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And Now It’s Time To Say What I Forgot To Say

Is this a week day? Much as I appreciated the efforts of volunteers to bring me medicines and supplies yesterday, speaking face to face (2m apart, obviously) with said people has increased my anxiety levels today. While I’ve been entirely … Continue reading

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Switched To Overload

In many respects I am quite different from Bob Geldof. I was never the frontman of The Boomtown Rats, for instance, and I’ve never said “fuck” on national television (although I would if I could). But he and I are … Continue reading

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Inbreak

I wasn’t touching my face. You were touching your face. You say corona and I say Covid: let’s call the whole thing cough…er…off. I meant off. Stop spraying me with disinfectant. I’m melting, I’m melting. Oh hi, you just caught … Continue reading

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Waity Matey

‘All being well…’ Those are the words that came to mind when considering the opening to this blog post but they are somewhat contradictory. For this post concerns the fact that if there is a bed free in the hospital … Continue reading

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So Good They Named It

The interthing of webbing is a clever innovation. Have you heard about it? It’s like steam engines only it uses much less coal and doesn’t need rails. Or it’s exactly like the spinning jenny if they mean Jenny the alcoholic … Continue reading

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