16th October, 2020

Drrrrrring!  Drrrrrring!  That's the dialling tone.  Blah Blah Surgery.  Hello, I'd like to make an appointment.  You have had a chronic headache for the past ten days?  I can put you in for a phone consultation at 4pm ...  Phone consultation takes place and patient...

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12th October, 2020

Do I have a problem?  Am I alone in making zero effort with clothes or appearance anymore?!  What is the point?  Once upon a time, I used to religiously wash my hair every second day but now?  Look, it's not as if I am going anywhere or likely to see anybody upon whom...

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9th October, 2020

John Lennon would have been 80 today.  Elvis would have been 85, this year.  John Lennon was only 40 when he died; Elvis 42.  Princess Diana was only 36 – as was Marilyn Monroe - and Audrey Hepburn a mere 63.  Wish I hadn’t started that!  Not only does it make me feel...

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5th October, 2020

‘In the beginning, God created man.  Mistake #1’ I have a sign inscribed with these words which used to hang next to the front door in our old house.  Now above the sink, here, it never fails to make me smile – and, by jove, do we need something to smile about!  So,...

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2nd October, 2020

Do you know, it’s much easier to be bland; keep taking the pills and let the world pass you by without opinion.  Me?  I don’t take pills and as for having no opinion, you’d have to be a gate post in this climate!  Today, I just don’t know where to begin.  I am angry. ...

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28th September, 2020

I mis-timed things yesterday and ended up a dot on a country road in the dark!  As with most Sundays, the hours were swallowed up in the mundane, relaxing that bit too much, convincing oneself it is deserved until, suddenly, it is time for Songs of Praise – well,...

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25th September, 2020

It’s these little gems which make it all worthwhile …  ‘Thank you for making this call enjoyable.’.  That was Chris in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I thought I was just phoning Elephant regarding my car insurance renewal but, surprise, surprise, I had called Canada!  We had...

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21st September, 2020

Oh, boy!  I watched that Live Press Conference from Downing Street, this morning, with Sir Patrick Vallance (Govt. Chief Scientific Adviser) and Professor Chris Whitty (Govt. Chief Medical Officer) and it was masterful, albeit for the intellectually challenged!  I did...

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18th September, 2020

Bring Me Sunshine.  That’s what it says on the sign which sits beside the television – always in view, then!  The one below reads And they lived happily ever after but that’s on the floor where it belongs …  I like these signs dotted around.  Bring Me Sunshine is a...

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14th September, 2020

Captain Sir Tom Moore.  What can I say?  Kleenex!  Synonymous with tears.  Whether watching him on television or listening to him on the radio, it happens every time.  Exactly why, though?  Well, firstly, he reminds me so much of Pop – latterly.  There’s the twinkle,...

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11th September, 2020

I can’t read anymore!  Subscribing to The Telegraph online, my phone is overloaded and I feel compelled to skim the lot while stopping to read the articles which echo my stance.  So it is that, ironically, those relating to Sweden are beginning to appear and it is as...

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7th September, 2020

This is not good.  I feel completely weighed down by negativity – not like me!  In all seriousness, just today’s headlines, alone, have been depressing.  Awakened to the news of Djokovic being disqualified from the Fourth Round of the US Open, I clicked on the video...

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Robin Williams (Come Inside My Mind, Sky Arts)