Although friends evolve over time and are generally the people we choose to be with, it isn't possible to choose our family nor to any great degree, our neighbours. My husband and I are fortunate to live close to people who have always been friendly, outward going and obliging. If we ask for help, … Continue reading Yelling at the neighbours
Today, Tuesday 19th May, is the start of the ninth official week of Lockdown or Day 57 if you’re counting carefully. For some, who voluntarily retreated from the public world on the 17th March 2020, it is Week Ten. One way or another it has been a long time; the clear and beautiful Spring is … Continue reading Birthdays in Lockdown…and other things
and also, how Trimley St. Martin Marked V.E. Day Pauline's contribution to V.E. Day celebrations - beer but no skittles. The Lockdown view from the Village, Day 48 For at least one Villager, the last seven days have been a source of anxiety and concern. In truth, many people continue to struggle … Continue reading When Disaster strikes …
When is the last time you saw more than one vapour trail stretched across the skies? The air is clear and bright inside and out, as I was putting together this week’s Blog. One of my correspondents, Paul R. sent me an image of flights coming into and out of, the U.K. and I reproduce … Continue reading Peerless skies: Another week in Trimley St. Martin during lockdown
Susan Hughes This is our blog for the week. Today I had to tell my daughter that a friend of hers died of Coronovirus. She was the youngest person to die in Suffolk. 31. This has been a very sad time. ************************************************************************************* It seems to me there are two truths to our current situation. One … Continue reading Missing You … Lockdown: Week 6
As the Pandemic Blog continues, contributors continue to send in their weekly reports. You may see subtle changes in the tone and content they despatch. This week, there are several who look back reflectively, remembering the hardship their parents or grandparents endured; others recall times from their childhood. Reflection during compulsory isolation is … Continue reading Living in the present, thinking of the past: Life in Trimley St. Martin during the Pandemic, Week 5.
Pink Moon Courtesy of Laura Locke Over the last three or four weeks, regular correspondents have been contributing weekly reports about their life in self isolation to this Blog. One of the common features of all correspondents is their positive approach to the crisis of the Covid 19 pandemic. Everyone is sustaining themselves … Continue reading Lockdown continues. Another week in the life of Trimley and the Corona Virus: Week 4.
“The budding twigs spread out their fan…” (William Wordsworth) After nearly three weeks of being confined to quarters, two of them compulsory, I awoke one morning to find the hedge outside my house had sprung into life with blossom, flowers and tender ferns unfurling in front of me. In the weeks of ‘lock down’, the … Continue reading Spring arrives as the Great Pandemic continues: Week 3.
...in the time of the Great Pandemic. We live in the short section of Grimston Lane which finishes in spiked metal and a dead end. Compulsory self-isolation means that although we may hear our neighbours, it is no longer a frequent occurrence to see them in actuality. Last night, at five to eight, I … Continue reading A round of applause …
Small spring flowers in the hedgerow We appear to still be in a ‘phoney war’ period with the Covid-19 virus. It’s sniping fiercely around the edges while building up strength for a full onslaught. This time last week the total number of cases in Suffolk were 22. As of 11.00 p.m. on Monday … Continue reading Official lock down in Trimley. The Great Pandemic: Week 2