Rather more Inspiration than Inspirational… I was reading the news when it occurred to me what brilliant writing prompts can be found amongst News Headlines.

Coronavirus: Driver stopped on M6 lockdown trip with wife in boot” – now, just how many stories could you think of with that in your head? It is almost a shame to click through and read what it was actually about.

Anyway, it got me a thinking about my Lockdown List. I don’t think that I made room in it for getting back to some writing. or did I? I have a vague memory of wanting to make some poems…

(Brief hiatus) Okay, I went to look at my list and I have updated it. I am pleased to be able to say that under the heading of “Writing” I have already made progress. You might have noticed an increase in blogging rate – at least here and at Crooked House. I still need to catch up at Two Snails. There has been Luggage safely stowed away too. I have also made efforts to catch up with a few folk via email and I made a promise in a post on Facebook to make myself available via Skype to anybody who might need to chat,

I resurrected my Twitter this weekend. I doubt whether I shall stick with it. All these years and I still don’t really understand Twitter!

Learning French has not made much progress but I have at least paid for 12 months of Babbel (paid for six, got six free – current promotion.) I made the commitment, I just need to knuckle down now. FutureLearn is going slightly better and I am slightly ahead of course schedule. on the Covid-19 course. Not making any progress this afternoon due to The Monkees playing on the music box. I have earphones charging as we speak…

The house is cleaner and tidier than usual but there is scope for further time-filling there and in the garden. Not in the garden today as it is bloomin’ cold! (see today’s Crooked House post).

Davy is singing “I Wanna be Free” at me just now. How very Lockdown-appropriate! (watch this space, I feel some words coming on…)

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Keeping Busy

Keeping Busy

Almost fell at the first hurdle today. It has been a very busy one, leaving little time to visit the blog. The day has been spent between laundry and kitchen. It was too good a day not to catch up on the post-trip washing, so I tackled that in between the necessary task of checking food stores and meal planning. We shopped on Thursday, on our way home from our final stop at Capdenac. IContinue readingKeeping Busy

Déja Vu

Déja Vu

Here we are: Lockdown v2.0 began at midnight last night. We arrived home from a month-long trip just after lunchtime yesterday, squeaking in under the wire rather better than we did in March, when we were an hour or two late and had to come home, attestation in hand. Lockdown v1 did not gain as much of my attention here as it should have done. It has been pointed out to me how important itContinue readingDéja Vu

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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