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Living Fred’s Life

With COVID-19 seemingly reluctant to relinquish it’s unyielding grip, UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s just spent a third night in the ICU department of a London hospital. Downing Street spokespersons […]
Living Fred’s Life

Glass Bottle Carnage

With this sceptred isle’s populace upping their alcohol consumption during lockdown, I expect when this sorry chapter eases bottle bank queues will replicate those currently witnessed outside supermarkets. This future […]
Glass Bottle Carnage

Clinically Inane

As his COVID-19 symptoms worsen, it’s disappointing to hear news that UK prime minister Boris Johnson’d been transferred into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) had been greeted with glee by […]
Clinically Inane

Idyll Interrupted

An eerie serenity was my aural bedfellow during this morning’s meander to purchase essential foodstuffs. It’d be incorrect to depict this paucity of resonance with the adage ‘It was so […]
Idyll Interrupted

Ears, Eyes and Suburban Skies

During recent days holed up in COVID-19 isolation, I’ve chosen a selection of Beatles refrains as my daily aural companions. These tunes transporting me back to young childhood – An era […]

Cold Gravy

Sunday evening, my day at this juncture has incorporated writing the essay Decor Differences, hoeing the borders of the back garden, removing the deadwood from a clematis and cooking of […]
Cold Gravy

Decor Differences

Like a latter day Little Orphan Annie, yesterdays weather forecaster prediction of “The sun’ll come out tomorrow.” has borne fruit. Consequently, on disembarking from my pit this morning, following successful […]
Decor Differences

Elf Isolating

Yesterday while mowing the back lawn, I slipped unceremoniously into my habitual penchant for moulding words, sentences and adages in an attempt to achieve a whimsical quip. During this episode […]
Elf Isolating

Womb Or Tomb?

Sitting in COVID-19 induced isolation, I’ve just unearthed the idiosyncratic metaphor that global residences have taken on the mantle of wombs to their nations symbolic stir crazy embryos. Those affected […]
Womb Or Tomb?

Pause For Applause

I’ve just returned indoors after partaking in a two minute ‘Clap for Carers’. This national weekly ritual affording Britain’s populace a platform to express gratitude to it’s care workers. People […]
Pause For Applause