In perfect isolation…

Hi all,

Skill points to the Pink Floyd fan who knows where the title is from… anyhow hello! How is everyone doing in lock down? Chipping away at it here and taking things one day at a time. We’ve been quite tired lately; both with underlying stress at the whole state of things which has been giving me a little bit of discomfort in my knackered innards. Then of course Sarah has the extra riggors of making a little person… but we are getting there.
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Simon’s homemade soup

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A few days ago I tried some of my brother-in-law Simon’s veg and polish sausage soup, and really enjoyed it. Today he has been making up a fresh batch with me peering over his shoulder (as much as a short-arse can with a 6ft-something bloke) to learn the recipe.

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Clap for front line

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So last night at 8pm across Britain we stood outside our front doors and applauded frontline workers. I had heard about it and wondered if anyone down our road would be doing it.

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Shattered. Anxiety. Bees.

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Well the title says it all. I’m knackered. So much has gone on with the COVID-19 virus, and with all of the stress, worry and general anxiety it’s taking its toll. The problems aren’t too bad, they are just as I mentioned in my last post: tender stomach and tiredness. I can cope with it. On a cheerier note: saw this bee the other day. Tom likes bees.

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Lockdown commences

Hi all,

So our little country is locking down to reduce the spread of the Covid 19 virus. I suspect like everyone else affected by this horrid outbreak, I had no idea when I first heard the name “Corona virus” that it would have such an impact. Two nights ago I had a text message from the NHS confirming what I had already read: my Crohns puts me in the vulnerable category, and that I am to stay at home. As I’m sitting here in the safety from the outside world, I have a chance to reflect on the state of things.

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