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    Need

    Was there ever a time when I wasn’t grateful for being able to purchase the items I need to survive? There is a dawning realisation happening for me and for many others as we begin to understand how much of our lives have been spent taking things for granted; the roof over my head, human interaction, the food in my fridge… the list goes on. Yesterday I took my weekly visit to the supermarket and I was intensely grateful. Every item I placed in my basket held a new significance to me. I was consciously shopping, considering how I would make things last over a period of days, cutting out the…

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    Contagion

    The rapidly unfolding global Covid-19 crisis has distracted me slightly from a proper launch of this blog, but I find myself with a sudden surplus of time and what better way to put it to use than to commit to writing again? Like many, I am suddenly at home with a lot more time on my hands. No gym classes, no daily commute and no choir or poetry groups. Of course, we’ll do what we can to keep these things going remotely, but the presence of other people is something I will miss.  The real contagion seems to be an overarching air of panic. I have been quite calm about the…