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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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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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Thinkses

Hello, come on in, pull up a Tuesday and let us think about the wonders of more than a month of lockdown. Yes, wonders, for amidst the tragedy and the grief of this viral shitstorm there have been moments of … Continue reading

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God Bless Mrs Ethel Shroake

Welcome, listeners, and also welcome. Here we go again with the meaningless drivel masquerading as a blog which currently tries to convey what it’s like inside my brain during the lockdown of the covids. As nobody is calling it…yet. Welcome. … Continue reading

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Boxer Beat

Unexpected food arrived today. I hadn’t ordered it from a grocery store; it came from Boris Johnson. Sort of. It was a government food parcel for those in the vulnerable cripple category which they hadn’t told me I was going … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2 In Lockdown

Ten days of quarantine means I can’t really tell one day from another so I have no idea what last Wednesday was like without phoning it up and asking it. Or texting a sequence of enquiring emoji. Emoji is already … Continue reading

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Well, How Did We Get Here?

Are we learning anything about our culture during this time of contagion and confinement? At the very least we should be recognising that front line NHS workers have long been underpaid, underfunded and undervalued by the government. Perhaps some of … Continue reading

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Rationality

My mum was born five years before the outbreak of the Second World War; my father just a year before that war broke out. I’ve heard about some of their experiences of wartime itself but their more tangible memories concerned … 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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